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  • May17th

    L.A. Weekly- Food Feature May 9 – May 16, 2012

    Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012, under: Blog

    Deep fried shrimp tacos, burgers topped with fresh avocado, and crispy fries with Cajun seasoning.  Does the appearance of a catering truck really matter when you’re about to place an order?  Maybe it depends on which side of the tracks you’re from.  See what business executives at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank had to say in this L.A. Weekly piece.

    Seafood taco by Prime Time Cuisine by Anne Fishbein for L.A. Weekly


  • December17th

    KPCC Winds 8 Golden Mikes: Nazario snatches 2!

    Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009, under: Blog

    The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California posted their decision while I was away from the newsroom. I’m at U.C. taking a weeklong Knight Digital 2.0 Web training. The story I won two awards for is about when the free Remote Access Medical set up a week long clinic at the Forum in Inglewood. It’s a crossover hit: Best Serious Feature and Best News Reporting!

    Listen here:

    RTNAD’s complete list of 2009 winners here:

  • October29th

    The IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009, under: Blog

    The IWMF stands for International Women’s Media Foundation. I went to their annual awards dinner last night. It was really inspirational! CNN Anchor Campbell Brown was the Mistress of Ceremonies. David Geffen was event chair.

    The Award Presenters were:
    Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She’s also the Courage Chair and a founder member of the organization. It celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

    Angie Harmon, actress/activist, formally of Law and Order

    Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief , The Huffington Post

    The dinner itself was delicious. Organizers assigned tables, but then guests were free to choose where they wanted to sit. Caterers arranged a salad a dessert plate at each seat. The desserts alternated between Creme brulee and Lemon Marange Pie. I had Creme Brulee and it was yummy! The crowd was mostly women: professors, some students and journalists from all sorts of news organizations: The AP, Reuters, and me, KPCC!

    Here are some pictures!

    The Mistress of Ceremonies introduces award recipient

    The Mistress of Ceremonies introduces award recipient

    Russian Journalist in Moscow

    Russian Journalist in Moscow

  • October7th

    Breathless over Buenos Aires

    Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, under: Blog

    This is a funny video from a short flight I took inside a WWII-era plane. My friend, Marianela in Buenos Aires talked me into it!

  • September25th

    10 Ways Journalism Schools Are Teaching Social Media

    Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009, under: Blog

    With news organizations beginning to create special positions to manage the use of social media tools, such as the recently appointed social editor at The New York Times, journalism schools are starting to recognize the need to integrate social media into their curricula. That doesn’t mean having a class on Facebook or Twitter, which many college students already know inside and out, but instead means that professors are delving into how these tools can be applied to enrich the craft of reporting and producing the news and ultimately telling the story in the best possible way.

    And though many professors are still experimenting and learning how these tools can be used, below are the 10 ways journalism schools are currently teaching students to use social media. Please share in the comments others that you have found to be important and effective as well.

    Read Entire Article Here: http://mashable.com/2009/06/19/teaching-social-media/

  • September25th

    Muy Pronto

    Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009, under: En Español

    Muy Pronto.

  • September23rd

    Fast-Moving Station Fire Confounds Crews

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under: Live-Breaking

    Fire officials suggest that the Station Fire has toned down slightly from Monday night. They’ve expressed hope that crews can contain more of the sprawling fire Tuesday. Read More

  • September23rd

    Station Fire Grows Overnight

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under: Radio, Live-Breaking, Station Fire

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    KPCC’s Steve Julian talks to Patricia Nazario on the latest of the Station Fire that grew overnight to more than 85,000 acres.

  • September20th

    Metrolink Commuter Train Crash

    Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009, under: Radio, Live-Breaking

    On September 12, 2008, Metrolink train #111 carrying 225 passengers collided head on with a Santa Fe cargo train loaded with fresh strawberries. The crash happened in the Southwest San Fernando Valley neighborhood called Chatsworth. Twenty-five people were killed, including Metrolink engineer, Robert Sanchez. More than 135 others were injured. National Transportation Safety Board investigators later said Sanchez caused the accident by running a red light. Cell phone records indicate Sanchez was texting immediately before the crash. Read More

  • September19th

    Hurricane Irene was one of the worst storms of 1999.  In Florida, it cause heavy rainfall, killed at least eight people and caused about $800-million dollars in damage.  Patricia Nazario was at a marina near Florida’s Space Coast as the intense winds struck the coastline.