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Millenials and the Media: Why One Editor Quit Her Dream Job

Devon Maloney wrote a very brave, controversial article about why she quit her job as music editor of the LA Times after four months. She brings up issues that are central to the chauvinism of music criticism, the lard-ass-ness of legacy journalism, and the privileged passion of Millenials. I would love to hear readers’ take on Devon’s story.

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Randall Roberts at LMU

Randall RobertsLos Angeles Times pop music critic Randall Roberts will sharing his experiences and expertise with my Journalism students at LMU. All are welcome.

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KXLU at Noon: Music Criticism

Ruben Martinez and I will be on KXLU today at noon, talking about the 4:30 LAy of the LAnd symposium, Think Local, Write Global: The L.A. Music Critic in the 21st Century.

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Going Hollywood

There’s a music critics panel at the West Hollywood Book Fair Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., featuring Lorraine Ali, Ernest Hardy, Michelle Kort, Randall Grass, and myself, and moderated by Brian Rochlin. Expect talk about the changing nature of arts journalism. If that gets boring, go have Leiber and Stoller sign their autobiography for you.

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