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The Journalism Shop We are a cooperative composed primarily of former Los Angeles Times staffers laid off or bought out during the current financial storm. Now we're freelancers available for a wide range of assignments and projects.

Lynne Heffley's article on the comedy "Pie in the sky" in LA:>#pieinthesky #LynneHeffley #theaterhttps://thejournalismsh...
04/19/2017
‘Pie in the Sky’ – The Journalism Shop

Lynne Heffley's article on the comedy "Pie in the sky" in LA:

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#pieinthesky #LynneHeffley #theater

https://thejournalismshop.com/portfolio/pie-in-the-sky/

“Yes, we’re cooking an apple pie right on stage,” said Maria Gobetti, co-artistic director of the Victory Theatre Center. Make that two dozen apple pies — one pie will be baked from start to finish during each of the 24 performances of Lawrence Thelen’s new comedy, “Pie in the Sky,” premiering in th...

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03/27/2017

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03/26/2017
Janet H Wilson – The Journalism Shop

Meet team member Janet Wilson:

http://thejournalismshop.com/janet-h-wilson/

Award-winning reporter, editor and producer for the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, New York Daily News, University of California, Irvine, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News and others, specializing in environment, energy, public health and higher education. Comprehensive breaking news and i...

I'm now live on The Journalism Shop, a place for former Los Angeles Times reporters to talk about what they are doing th...
03/18/2017

I'm now live on The Journalism Shop, a place for former Los Angeles Times reporters to talk about what they are doing these days.

If you have time to like or share, much appreciated.

Meet team member Johanna Neuman:
http://thejournalismshop.com/johanna-neuman/

Meet team member Lynne Heffley: http://thejournalismshop.com/lynne-heffley/
03/10/2017
Lynne Heffley – The Journalism Shop

Meet team member Lynne Heffley:

http://thejournalismshop.com/lynne-heffley/

A former general arts staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, Lynne Heffley is a versatile writer-editor available for projects in the areas of the arts, general topics, books, manuscript editing and corporate communications (biographical profiles, annual report features, fundraising letters and pro...

Our Robyn Norwood visits with San Francisco Giants fan and beating victim Bryan Stow two years after he was assaulted ou...
06/26/2013
Two years after attack, Bryan Stow family fights for care

Our Robyn Norwood visits with San Francisco Giants fan and beating victim Bryan Stow two years after he was assaulted outside an L.A. Dodgers game .... http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/06/25/bryan-stow-uncertain-future-giants-fan/2458329/

CAPITOLA, Calif. – In a small bedroom in the house where he grew up, Bryan Stow sat in a recliner as his 69-year-old father counted to three, ready to lift him from the front, and his 66-year-old mother stood

Our Lea Lion had this personal piece a few weeks back (we missed it; call it a post-partum mission) about giving birth ....
05/09/2013
How I Became The Mom Who Gave Birth In A Parking Lot

Our Lea Lion had this personal piece a few weeks back (we missed it; call it a post-partum mission) about giving birth ... in a parking lot .... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lea-lion/a-parking-lot-birth-story_b_2832173.html

I held onto the wall and the banister as I slowly made my way down the stairs. I held onto my very worried-looking mother as I walked out of the front door. Then I held onto the porch railing as another contraction rocked through me. My only thought was: Must get to car.

Our Rick Schmitt has this investigative piece for Fair Warning ....   http://www.fairwarning.org/2013/04/booming-sales-o...
04/30/2013
Booming Sales of Novelty Helmets Boost Toll of Motorcycle Deaths

Our Rick Schmitt has this investigative piece for Fair Warning .... http://www.fairwarning.org/2013/04/booming-sales-of-novelty-helmets-boost-toll-of-motorcycle-deaths/

Every year, hundreds of motorcycle riders die in crashes they would have survived had they been wearing helmets that meet a government safety standard instead of so-called novelty helmets. Yet sales of the substandard helmets are booming, and federal authorities have failed to crack down.

04/30/2013
‘The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II’ by Denise Kier

Our Scott Martelle with a review of "The Girls of Atomic City" in the Washington Post ... http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-26/opinions/38840185_1_clinton-engineer-works-oak-ridge-women

In the fall of 1942, residents of a rural swath of east Tennessee began receiving official notifications that their homes and farms were no longer theirs and that they would have to move. The new...

03/23/2013

Our Scott Martelle will be part of a segment about Detroit on NPR's "All Things Considered" just after 5 p.m. today (3/23), based on his most recent book, Detroit: A Biography.

Our Jim Gerstenzang has been busy on the op-ed front, this time in The Detroit News .... http://www.detroitnews.com/arti...
03/18/2013
Detroit should improve gas mileage

Our Jim Gerstenzang has been busy on the op-ed front, this time in The Detroit News .... http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130318/OPINION01/303180316#ixzz2NuHmSioq

After improving for six years, average gas mileage of all cars and trucks sold in the United States went into reverse in 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported last week. What brought the change? Toyota's and Honda's production fell by more than 500,000 vehicles, following the earth...

And as long as we're catching up on posts, our Scott Martelle - author of Detroit: A Biography - had this recent op-ed i...
03/15/2013
Motor City blues

And as long as we're catching up on posts, our Scott Martelle - author of Detroit: A Biography - had this recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about, well, Detroit ... http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-martelle-how-to-save-detroit-20130305%2C0%2C3295008.story

Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder , took the unprecedented step last week of announcing that he considers Detroit's elected leaders incapable of fixing the city's fiscal problems, and so he will appoint an emergency financial manager with sweeping authority.

11/19/2012
The Fourth Trimester

Susan Brink's forthcoming book on "The Fourth Trimester" ...

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520267121

The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehen

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