A cronut quest: from L.A. to NYC

NEW YORK – How does a recent college grad find herself perched on a SoHo sidewalk at 6 a.m. on a Wednesday, waiting two hours to pay $5 for a dessert that most of the world has never heard of? Journalism, of course. I’m here in everyone’s favorite concrete jungle

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REMINDER: AAJA-LA / LA Press Club Writers’ Workshop: Crafting the Story

Calling all storytellers! Come learn from one of the best, mingle with your colleagues and enjoy the beautiful Steve Allen Theater in Los Feliz. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9, and RSVP here.  Steve Padilla, an assistant national editor at the Los Angeles Times, will discuss “Crafting the Story,” offering practical tips on how to assemble and

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V3 Conference Early Bird Registration Now Open

The V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) is back for another year of engaging digital media-related programing, and conference goers can take advantage of early bird registration now. Folks can register at http://v3con.com/registration/ for the early bird rate until March 31. V3con will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the

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Join AAJA-LA at Far Bar to kick off 2013!

Join AAJA-LA at Far Bar in Little Tokyo on Wednesday Jan. 23 for our first event of the year. Come mix it up with your friends and colleagues and learn about AAJA-LA plans and programs in 2013. Attendees will be provided with free appetizers and raffle tickets for a prize drawing at the end of the night. Come meet

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Year in Review: Trivia Bowl XVII a resounding success — again

 OCTOBER 2012 Imagine combining the competitive pressure of Jeopardy with a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and you end up with the AAJA-LA Chapter’s Trivia Bowl, held on October 12, 2012, hosted by David Ono and ABC7. In its seventeenth year, AAJA-LA’s signature event is recognized as the “Granddaddy” of Chapter

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Year in Review: V3 Conference awards journalists for vision, visibility, voice

AUGUST 2012 By Jenny Lin and Robert Moran It was a night of vision, visibility and voice. At the opening ceremony of the V3 conference, four awards were given out:  one Vision, two Visibility, and one Voice award. More than 200 people attended the the V3 Digital Media Conference opening

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Year in Review: V3 Conference reception ‘perfect,’ attendee says

AUGUST 2012 By Mariecar Mendoza More than 200 people kicked off of the first-ever V3 Conference on August 24, under the stars and lanterns that dotted the sky of the open-air courtyard at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Visibly armed with smartphones and digital cameras illustrating just how interactive

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Year in Review: Media access workshop aids community groups

  JULY 2012 By Anh Do  Everyone needs access. And if you’re in the community, looking to get your news in the news across Southern California, one way to figure out how to do that is to talk to journalists. That’s right, the folks covering stories or actually assigning stories

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Year in Review: Pre-UNITY Mixer fires up membership for Vegas

JUNE 2012 By Jackie Tiongson UNITY was in August 2012, but the Los Angeles celebrations officially began at KTLA studios in late  June. About 100 attendees came out for the pre-UNITY mixer, where members from participating groups came together to network and share their stories – all while snacking on freshly-made

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