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  • Risks, Rewards of the Jewish Angle

    By Tom Tugend

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish journalism has its risks, as veteran newsman Daniel Schorr has pointed out.

    Addressing a Jewish audience in Los Angeles some years ago, Schorr recounted that his first professional job, in the mid-1930s, was as a correspondent with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in his native...

  • That’s What I Do

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a single 24-year-old gal looking to meet a preferably Jewish single guy in Los Angeles, you'd think a good pick-up line might include the words "I work for The Jewish Journal." After all, what better way to convey to the guy-of-interest that you're a fellow MOT? But you'd...

  • Quartet of Movies to Tell Pearl’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Filmmakers are currently wrestling with four different projects to document or dramatize the story of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter beheaded by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002, leaving behind a pregnant wife.

    Pearl's life and tragic death would seem a...

  • Agoura Gal Meets Oscar Glitz

    By Adam Wills

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Somewhere between a young Joan Rivers and "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria, you'll find Adrianna Costa.

    On March 5, the Agoura-raised entertainment correspondent will be covering the Academy Awards live for the first time. However, she won't be in a gown hobnobbing with...

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  • A Frantic Hour

    By Rob Eshman

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The dumbest question asked by any reporter anywhere in response to Hurricane Katrina came last Monday in Houston.

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. Bush had just finished announcing a special relief effort -- the Hurricane Katrina Fund -- when someone in the press pool...

  • Do the Jews Need Geraldo

    By Joe Berkofsky

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Geraldo Rivera has rediscovered his Jewish roots, and he declares the Jews "need" him back.

    Rivera, 59, the flamboyant TV reporter, recently announced to the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post that he is planning to marry TV producer Erica Levy, 29, in a Reform ceremony...

  • The ‘Bogey’ Man

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Even though he promises to be a kinder, gentler version of himself, his raspy growl is -- and will be -- unmistakably unchanged.

    After a 19-month hiatus, in-your-face consumer advocate Mike "Bogey" Boguslawski is returning to the tube to do a softer version of his KCBS News segment,...

  • On With the Show

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    So how will this year's Academy Awards differ from previous Oscar outings? One word: War.

    For entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, the issue will loom large on March 23, when, as of press time, he plans to cover the preshow on his nationally syndicated television broadcast, "Live From...

  • Collection of Pearl’s Articles a Real Gem

    By Aaron Leibel

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "At Home in the World: Collected Writings from The Wall Street Journal" by Daniel Pearl, edited by Helen Cooper (Simon & Schuster, $24).

    From this collection's first article -- "In Indian Quake, Death Haunts the Living" (2001) -- Daniel Pearl's journalistic qualities shine through....

  • Eulogies:Peter Grant

    By Sid Skolnik

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Peter Grant, veteran Los Angeles reporter, editor, public relations executive and Jewish community activist who was the first journalist to enter Japan after its surrender in 1945, died June 4 in San Diego at age 86.

    Shortly after his arrival in Tokyo as a founding member of Pacific...

  • Tales Told Out of School

    December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    (This column is prompted by the controversy at the Los Angeles Times over the Staples Magazine special issue, and the mea culpa independent report the paper published last Monday.)

    Some of the differences between The Jewish Journal and the Los Angeles Times are obvious. They have more...

  • Keep Your Opinions to Yourself

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, The Jewish Journal announced that it was hiringreporters and stringers to cover the San Fernando Valley andsurrounding areas. In response, we received numerous resumésand clips of people looking to write...columns. Is that, we wondered,a particularly Jewish phenomenon? Why...

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