LAT markets against bloggers *

Screen-shot-2010-10-07-at-3.23.47-PM.pngThis house ad for the Los Angeles Times awards season coverage is unintentionally funny, given that there are bloggers in this city with more experience and higher standards than some full-on Times staff writers (or editors.) And the Times' own blogs aren't exactly regarded as paragons of quality. "It seems so unlikely that this happened!," The Awl's Choire Sicha chuckles. "And yet this is true."

Frat boys, redux: Mickey Kaus posits that the NYT missed the point with the big piece on juvenile antics by bankrupt Tribune's top executives, and ex-opinion editor Matt Welch says it's all beside the point with regard to the L.A. Times.

* Added: Gold Derby, part of the Times' Hollywood awards coverage through The Envelope, is reverting to its former independent status, but will stay aligned with the Times and Tom O'Neil will continue to write for The Envelope.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent LAT stories on LA Observed:
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Los Angeles more worldly since '92, LA Times 'more insular'
More recommended media coverage of the riots
Fiction does have a winner at LA Times Book Prizes
LA Times geography throws USC a curve

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

LA Observed on Twitter and Facebook