Media news and notes: Monday 9.15.14

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Ed Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, proposes in a memo to the school community that the students pay a $10,250 supplemental fee — on top of UC tuition and fees — starting next year. “The amount students now pay does not reflect what their degrees cost to provide [and] reluctantly, we’ve concluded that our students will have to shoulder more of this cost.” Romenesko

Robert J. Lopez, who left the LA Times for a PR job at Cal State LA, talks about his new job and says Times editors "offered me a pay raise and to promote me to an editor to try to keep me. I mean they made a very sincere offer, a very respectable offer, but I just didn’t want to stay in journalism." CCNMA

Reporter Allie Mac Kay discusses her departure last week from the "KTLA Morning News" after six years. "I'll keep you all posted on what's next - but for now, I want to laugh at my alarm clock, and eat dinner with friends on a Tuesday." Facebook

The legal future of the photographs left by Vivian Maier is incredibly muddled as she becomes more well-known celebrated. Carolina Miranda explains: LAT

Daum1-articleInline.jpgLA Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote the cover profile of Lena Dunham in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, and talks about the piece on the magazine's blog. Sample:

She was incredibly open and friendly and down to earth, and while I can’t say that totally surprised me, I did find it rather remarkable that she was so warm and utterly without guile. There wasn’t any of the stilted interviewer/subject dynamic you often get with celebrity profiles — though we both knew this was more of an essayist profile or think piece than a traditional celebrity piece.

The LA Times reportedly has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dean Starkman to cover Wall Street and financial news. Capital NY

The LA Times publisher tweets:

A.O. Scott on "The death of adulthood in American culture." NYT Magazine

Longtime SoCal photojournalist Lori Shepler married Terra Buselt over the weekend at the Falkner Winery in Temecula. Via Facebook

News notes

Hurricane Odile hammered Baja California overnight after making landfall near Cabo San Lucas as a category 3 storm. AP

The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her "illegal fundraising" for President Obama. Daily Caller

Regarding Jose Huizar vs. Gloria Molina in the 14th City Council district, "In the next six months Angelenos will be treated to some of the nastiest, most aggressive campaigning the city has even seen," says Jon Regardie. Downtown News

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New Metro fares take effect today. Metro

USC is to unveil today "the final and somewhat altered design of the biggest construction project in the university's history" — USC Village, a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus along Hoover and Jefferson. LAT

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