Talk about an informative field trip stop. Last month, a group of students from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication came to LA and got to listen to the following LA Times entertainment journalists panel March 12: Steven Zeitchik, Amy Kaufman, Chris Lee, John Horn, Mary McNamara, Meg James, Scott Collins and Dawn Chmielewski.
The event was part of an ASU west coast swing titled “Covering the Business of Entertainment,” which has also encompassed visits to studio lots. From the Reynolds Center report about the panel discussion:
Kaufman said that reporters have to be careful about what information is on and off the record. It’s not a good idea to ruin a relationship with a publicist or contact, she added.
“Integrity takes a long time to develop and it can be lost in seconds,” Horn said. “You’re only as good as your last story.”
Best part about this Reynolds Center report? It was written by ASU sophomore DiAngelea Millar, who is headed back to our fair city this summer to work as an intern for… the LA Times entertainment pages!