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April 20, 2009

The Reporter, The Movie, And The Newspaper

Steve Lopez is a reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He's getting a lot of attention right now because the movie The Soloist, based on stories Lopez wrote about a cellist he found on the streets of LA and helped, is opening. Last week the LAT sparked some controversy when it wrapped its entertainment section with an ad for the movie. But I digress. Here's Lopez talking about being a critic at the newspaper:

Few of us, he says, "find our purpose and find something we love enough to carry us through any challenge. I love newspapers, I love being a journalist, I love parachuting into people's lives and telling their stories. And in some ways it's heartbreaking for me to watch the movie because it both celebrates the power of the press and laments the demise."
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