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Citizen Journalism

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Monday, July 13, 2009 -- SMCLA: Citizen Journalism: Social Media's Effect on How News is Reported and Consumed. More and more people are turning to social media as the first place they look for breaking news. Pictures and videos from newsworthy events make it to the web via mobile phones and hand held devices and first hand accounts are micro blogged in 140 characters or less before any traditional news outlet is able to cover the story. What does this mean for: a.)


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Kim Kardashian becomes a private equity dealmaker in collab with ex-Carlyle partner

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Kardashian is launching private equity firm SKKY Partners in conjunction with ex-Carlyle consumer head Jay Sammons to invest in business across consumer products, hospitality, luxury, digital commerce and media, the Wall Street Journal first reported.

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SciVee Adds Elsevier Health Sciences Journal


San Diego-based Scivee , which develops software for hosting scientific videos on the web, said today that it has added The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), published by Elsevier, as a customer. Tags: scivee video hosting journal elsevier publishing software Scivee said that Elsevier has signed an agreement to deploy the firm's products and services, which enable posting of videos which synchronize with scientific abstracts and articles.

Stroome Scores $200K From Journalism Contest


Stroome was founded by Nonny de La Pena and Tom Grasty, both of whom are graduate students at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism. Tags: stroome contest journalism video remix editing Los Angeles-based Stroome , which is developing an online community for collaborative video editing, announced today that it has just won $200,000 from the 2010 Knight News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge is a contest which helps to fund digital news experiments and technology.

Elon Musk Drills In on Report in Business Journal.

L.A. Business Journal

Boring Co. founder Elon Musk acknowledged last week that his company would likely struggle to gain government approval for a tunnel extending from Los Angeles International Airport to Sherman Oaks, but said the endeavor was still worth a shot

Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

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I have been on every end of the business in terms of journalism and publishing. For all those who want to talk about the fragmentation of media and the models for journalism is in trouble; it’s actually not. Journalism is stronger than ever, but the outlets are fragmented. It doesn’t matter who you are; you can be writing long-form journalism for Rolling Stone, doing advertorials for BuzzFeed, or you can be writing the menu for the restaurant down the street.

Silicon Beach 2021 Special Report

L.A. Business Journal

The Business Journal looks at where they go from here After thriving during the pandemic, tech companies are poised for continued success.

Wealthiest Angelenos: Leader of the Pack

L.A. Business Journal

The Business Journal’s annual look at the Wealthiest Angelenos features big dollars and big changes

News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more US metros

TechCrunch LA

It has now added to the list of partners local news service Patch and ProPublica, including its Local Reporting Network partners and its collaborative journalism project Electionland. Earlier this year, personalized news aggregation app Flipboard expanded into local news.

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With New Data, Amgen Promises Refund If Cholesterol Drug Doesn’t Work


Stung by slow sales of its next-generation anti-cholesterol drug, Amgen hopes new clinical data, released this morning, will spur doctors to boost prescriptions and—perhaps more important—drive insurers to loosen their restrictions. The data, from a massive study of more than 27,000 patients, come at a time when drug and healthcare prices are a top U.S. political issue, and pricey new cholesterol drugs have been a key battleground.

Snap’s Challenges to Gain Increased Focus in Public

L.A. Business Journal

Business Journal lays out five factors that could figure in to Snap’s first year as a public company

Bio Roundup: Moderna Publishes, Life Science Cash, AdComm Votes & More


If it seems like biotech investments have defied the financial headwinds of the pandemic, maybe it’s because they have. In the second quarter, 16 of the top 25 largest early-stage venture capital deals were investments in life science companies.

How an Ohio Kids’ Hospital Quietly Became Ground Zero for Gene Therapy


If a once-modest regional hospital and its new biotech allies have their way, the capital of Ohio could one day rival America’s other biomedical hubs. Our goal is to make Columbus the center of the universe for gene therapy,” says Doug Ingram, CEO of Sarepta Therapeutics. Sarepta (NASDAQ: SRPT ) is based in Cambridge, MA, as you might expect from a high-flying biotech company.

Genetic Medicine: FDA OKs 2nd Cancer Drug that Targets DNA, not Tissues


Going deeper into the new world of genetic medicine, the FDA has for the second time approved a drug that targets a tumor’s DNA fingerprint, no matter where in the body that cancer is found. And more could be on the way. The drug is larotrectinib (Vitrakvi), from Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ: LOXO ), and it has been designed to knock out tumors in which a gene called NTRK has abnormally fused to another gene.

Phoenix Shops Its Cancer Drug as Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment


San Antonio — George Perry, a scientist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has long proposed that drug developers and researchers need to look earlier into the roots of Alzheimer’s disease. Over more than two decades, Perry has studied the possibility that diseases like Alzheimer’s may get their start because the body produces too many variants of oxygen, called free radicals, which cause cell damage, and not enough antioxidants to limit the damage.

50 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To—and 5 New Ways to Find Them


If you’re not much of a podcast listener and you have a sense that you’re missing out on a lot of great content, you’re absolutely right. But now is a good time to fix that, thanks to a new profusion of listening options. And to get you started, I have a few shows to suggest. Fifty of them, in fact. I’ve always been a big fan of podcasts—and I mean always, back to the days of the very first podcasts around 2004.

Snap Abandons Drone Dreams, Will Stop Developing Pixy


Venice-based Snap appears to be abandoning its attempt to become a maker of selfie-snapping drones, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, Snap CEO Evan Spiegal said that the company will "no longer develop" the Pixy selfie-snapping drone line, although it will continue to sell the product on its website. snap drone pixy selfie snapchat social

MediaPass Powers Weekly World News Paywall


In the quest to re-make the business of publishing and journalism, there's been a lot of hand wringing and debate over the merits and complexities of online paywalls. The firm is looking to make it easier for any publisher--without the deep pockets of such publications as the Wall Street Journal and New York Times--to implement their own paywall. mediapass weekly world news publication content publisher paywall journalism subscription

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SMA, Migraine Data Lead Neuro Highlights from AAN Meeting


The American Academy of Neurology meeting in Philadelphia is rolling on through the end of this week. There has been plenty of news to digest already. New clinical data could herald cutting-edge treatments for migraine, the rare disease spinal muscular atrophy, the deadly neurological disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and more. Xconomy previewed the conference last week. Today we’re circling back to sort through the news and put it in context.

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In Digital Device Boom, Tear Film Sees Window for Dry Eye Treatment


The source of your eye discomfort might be cradled in your hands. If you’re like many people, your eyes spend much of the day fixed on digital displays. Before reading this, maybe you watched videos on a tablet or scanned social media on your phone. Try to remember the last time you blinked. Come to think of it, do your eyes feel dry? Some eye doctors are finding more cases of dry eye in young adults, and even children. That has Rob Thornill seeing opportunity.

With New Data, Drug Combos, Lung Cancer Experts Scramble to Keep Pace


When oncologist Renato Martins finished his medical training, advanced lung cancer was almost certainly a quick death sentence. “I I knew, by name, every patient who had survived two years,” he says. Thanks in large part to the arrival of cancer immunotherapy, things are much different today.

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County Looks to Lead on Amazon Headquarters Proposal

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s second headquarters, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by the Business Journal The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. and L.A. County Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas want the county to spearhead regional efforts to attract Seattle-based Amazon Inc.’s

On ASCO’s Eve, Experts Fret Over Backlash to Cancer Combo Frenzy


When thousands of cancer researchers from around the world gather in Chicago this weekend for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, drugs that fight tumors by boosting a patient’s immune system will take center stage, as they have in previous years. But the stage is more crowded, as researchers have begun in earnest combining these immunotherapies into experimental cocktails, hoping to push quickly past the limits of the drugs currently in use as single agents.

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For More Lung Cancer Patients, the Promise of No Chemo Looms Larger


[ Editor’s note: Ben Fidler co-authored this report.] A decade from now, it’s possible that immunotherapy will have made a big dent in lung cancer, which is by far the deadliest type of the disease. Drugs from several companies have worked their way forward, initially for patients who have failed chemotherapy, and now, in some cases, for patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer. They’re not miracle drugs. Only a minority of patients have positive benefits.

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Walmart, Microsoft Deepen Partnership as Both Grapple With Amazon


The enemy of my enemy is my friend—even in the retail and cloud computing businesses. So says retail giant Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) as it announced this morning a five-year partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) to use machine learning and other technologies, deepening an existing partnership between two of Amazon’s biggest rivals.

Bio Roundup: Trials to Watch, Mega Deals, Video Game Therapy & More


With 2018 around the corner, this was a week to look ahead. At Xconomy, we zeroed in on several clinical trials that could become major stories in the life sciences. Other healthcare milestones are on the way, too. The FDA will consider for the first time whether a video game should be approved as medicine. The agency could also give its first nod for a gene therapy. We could see the first clinical trial by a U.S. company for a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing treatment.

Poshmark Picks Up $87.5M to Power the Social, Digital Wardrobe


Data Analytics Digiday e-retail funding GGV Capital Glossy Inventus Capital investment IPO Manish Chandra Mayfield Menlo Ventures Mobile Nordstrom Rack Posh Party Poshmark re-commerce Redwood City Salesforce Singapore social media SoftTech VC sovereign wealth TechCrunch Temasek The Wall Street Journal thredUP Tracy Sun Tradesy Union Grove Venture Partners Venture Capital Web Wholesale Portal xperiencePoshmark , a social media e-retail company, has raised $87.5

SoCal's Next Big Online Publisher:


breitbart andrew journalism online publishingSouthern California is already establishing a reputation as the home of one of the biggest online publishers, Demand Media. However, what will Southern California's next big, online publishing empire be? Based on events in recent days, it might be Los Angeles-based , the controversial online publishing venture of Andrew Brietbart. runs the site Big Government , which broke the story of U.S.

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USC Launches Media Lab


The University of Southern California is looking to tie together technology and media, saying Thursday that it has launched a new Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Tags: networking social journalism communications media annenberg

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Bio Roundup: Migraine Data, Cancer Drug Combos, Azar Hearing & More


A pair of migraine drugs made a splash in biotech news this week with published data suggesting that they can reduce the frequency of headaches. These drugs still await an FDA decision, and their impact on patients over the long term are being watched closely. As many as 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraine sufferers and their physicians and patients are looking for new treatment options. In other pharma news this week, U.S.

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Perfect Market Raises $9 Million More


newspaper journalism content publishing funding capital venture market perfectPasadena-based Perfect Market , which provides tools for publishers to better create value from their content, is announcing today that it has raised $9M in a new funding round. The round was led by Comcast Interactive Capital, and also included Idealab, Rustic Canyon Partners, Tribune Company, and Trinity Ventures.

Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome


We saw that we had traction in the journalism and news organization marketplace, so we concentrated on that area. We've been in discussions with news organizations to use the platform, including with large organizations and journalism sites. It's quite interesting to see the background here from the journalism area, as you rarely see startups from that field. Tags: stroome grasty entrepreneur startup journalism knight challenge news mixup video digital

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Demand Media Creates Editorial Advisory Board


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Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort


freelance writer journalism writing livestrong ehow content publisher publishing editorial media demandSanta Monica-based Demand Media , the online publisher which runs such sites as,, and LIVESTRONG.COM, said Thursday afternoon that it is launching a new effort focused on long-form web content. The firm said it is looking to engage feature writers to write long articles--"north of 850 words"--for its sites.

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Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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The Los Angeles Business Journal recently reported data compiled by showing that “L.A. According to the Wall Street Journal , these included Ooma founder Andrew Frame purchasing in Bel Air, and Facebook head of market development Matt Jacobson buying in Manhattan Beach. Reports cited by Los Angeles Business Journal say recent median housing prices in the Beach Cities and the South Bay rose 19.2

How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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My partner Greg Bettinelli (worth following on Twitter) was recently named by The LA Business Journal as the “Top deal maker in Los Angeles… Continue reading on Medium

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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Amir Efrati, Writer, Wallstreet Journal. TechZulu is happy to announce that we will be bringing you all the action live from the GLAZED Conference Monday, September 30th starting at 9AM.

Demand Media Launches New Content Channels


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Perfect Market Names Chief Strategy Officer


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LA Times Vets Launch Ebyline, Gain Angel Funding


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Snap Inc. Files for IPO

L.A. Business Journal

The Venice-based company would likely initiate its IPO in March, an offering which would value the company between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to sources cited by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Snap Inc., parent company and developer of messaging app Snapchat, has confidentially filed for an initial public offering of its stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to multiple press reports.

Why should you explain WHY?


In my early journalism classes, I was taught the five “W’s” of good news stories, and that most should be in the first paragraph at that. Remember the five “W’s?”.