Real news update

I have to be honest. I feel uncomfortable, sometimes, writing about media-related issues of genuine importance, because, ultimately, I’m just a guy who likes to read the newspaper. But there are a couple media items swimming around out there that you should know about, if you don’t already.

Scandals at the Getty: The LAT‘s been all over them. Brady Westwater has a very useful roundup of the coverage. Also, L.A. Observed notices the Daily News going out of its way to excise a nod to LAT investigative work out of the AP story it ran.

How Do You Report A Problem Like Katrina: According to the LAT, media reports of criminal behavior in New Orleans during the aftermath may have been exaggerated and sensationalized.