An Atlanta consulting firm that declares the "best" urban newspaper by simply counting stories of interest has rated the L.A. Times tops in the country. Civic Strategies' criteria for picking a story are, shall we say, shaky:
* Does it help us understand this city or region?
* Does it point to an emerging urban trend?
* Is it so bizarre or funny that Tom Wolfe might work it into one of his novels?
But it got the firm some electronic ink. Also on Romenesko: Foxnews.com's Roger Friedman is publicly feuding with Sharon Waxman of the NYT Los Angeles bureau over, apparently, nothing. (From Page Six)