LA Times reporter stresses patience, dedication

Los Angeles Times reporter Kurt Streeter stressed the importance of patience and sensitivity in cultivating the trust of sources when he spoke to journalism students Nov. 13. “Part of [being a journalist] is you are sort of like a social worker or a therapist,” Streeter said. You are really privy to people’s secrets.” Every story […]

In defense of rigor

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that “At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High.”  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering if our standards are high enough. When I arrived at Harvard-Westlake 12 years ago, I knew that I had come to a […]

Dear Los Angeles Times Writer James Rainey

We met a few weeks ago when you pulled me aside after my second period AP Physics B class to ask some questions about my experience at Harvard-Westlake. Aside from the lack of a range of student voices, your story in the Los Angeles Times portrayed our school as a place of “privilege and pressure.” […]

LA Times writer discusses career with Chronicle staff

By Michael Sugerman Los Angeles Times reporter Martha Groves spoke Jan. 7 to the sixth period Intermediate Journalism class, presenting her experiences in the world of journalism. She described the negative effect of the recent economic downfall on the newspaper industry, as well as the effect of the technological era on journalism. “It is a […]