NYU journalism professor and media critic/innovator Jay Rosen writes in a Visiting Blogger post that he was skeptical of a story at The Wrap about Frank Luntz, the Republican political consultant, giving up the political game for Hollywood. After the passage of time, Rosen argues, it's clear The Wrap was duped. Read on and give him your comments.
Also new around LA Observed:
- TJ Sullivan, on the occasion of his first novel ("Boon") being released, takes a stab at answering the question: So, how does a journalist become a novelist? Native Intelligence
- Mark Lacter's impressive run of posts includes his observations on the airlines gradually lengthening the time it takes — on paper — to fly from New York to Los Angeles. LA Biz Observed
- Bill Boyarsky, who views L.A. City Hall through the lenses of political writer during five mayoral administrations and former commissioner, says "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s affordable housing plan—a centerpiece of his administration—has been dealt near fatal blows by a court decision, the recession—and by his own planning director."
- Phil Wallace advises that we all take the football recruiting hype from UCLA and USC with big helpings of skepticism.
- Jenny Burman praises the creative time bank available at the Echo Park's Farmer's Market, "an institution that week by week is growing to represent the community it serves." Chicken Corner
- Gray skies, choppy seas and golf carts at Paradise Cove. Veronique de Turenne