A manifesto on news-driven-development, built around the concrete example of presenting data from the LA train crash last Friday as evergreen information, rather than a series of text blobs.
“We in this biz get it from both ends, remember; we’re stenographers *and* deaf. But sometimes, we’re also capable of recognizing when someone is lying, spinning, dodging or obfuscating.” – Jon Healey, LA TImes
Note who is leaving: Columnists, state, national and international affairs reporters. If you’re not writing local stories, your work is being doubled by someone, somewhere.
Blog. Every. L.A. Homicide. Kinda puts the standard crime blotter blog to shame. Then again, it’s TypePad shoehorned into the the LAT template with a whole lotta terms and conditions.
This is a much better story than the AP brief I saw running a few days ago. It’s clear in this story that the shortages are affecting state-run stores, not every grocery chain, and the economic pressures are detailed.
Damn. Maybe they do need some reorganization down there after all. And here I thought it was all just handwringing.