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Couldn't find any fresh media mentions of Xeni Jardin today, but there are these things to know (updated at the bottom):

• Local websites nominated for Webby awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences include Boing Boing, Variety, and Winners get the word May 3.
• On his first free weekend since leaving Fox 11, Sam Hall Kaplan has a heart attack at home on Point Dume. He will write about it in a column in next week's Downtown News.
• When the New York Times unveils its new Thursday Style section, staffers at the L.A. Times expect it to look a lot like the "Image" section prototype that Rick Flaste was working on for them before he fled East last year to rejoin the NYT.
• Larry Mantle of KPCC signs This is AirTalk tonight at Vroman's in Pasadena and Thursday night at Dutton's Brentwood.
• Once again the regulars in the local rag biz are outraged that L.A. Times fashion writer Booth Moore doesn't join in the fun and hype. This time, the hit comes from fellow fashion scribe Christine Suppes. Link via
• Blogger Professor Bainbridge thinks UCLA students pushing a strike lack a clue.
• LA Blogs touched up the design a bit.
• SPJ's Los Angeles chapter has issued a statement supporting SB 239, which would ensure media access to state prison inmates.
• Readers of rated Colleen Williams the best anchor at KNBC-4.
• L.A. Observed and America's get some ink in a story by Jeff Weiss in this week's San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
• Lloyd Grove has more on the Judith Regan move to Los Angeles. A screenplay is involved. (via FishbowlLA)
• Not so long ago, GM liked L.A. Times reporting. (via Romenesko)
• No big local winners in the National Magazine Awards announced today. The New Yorker took him five Ellies, as they call the awards. Los Angeles was a finalist in two categories, Caitlin Flanagan in one.

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