"What's frustrating about the Patch Kool-Aid, which Parker served in spades, is that the bosses say they're serving a world thirsty for watch-dog journalism.
If Patch was really interested in patching the holes in coverage — in places that haven't seen much presence from the Los Angeles Times and, yes, LA Weekly — it would go into Bell, South Gate, Huntington Park, Watts, Pacoima, etc.
But it's clear Patch wants the advertising juicy fruit of the Whole Foods demographic. That's fine. We can't be too judgmental as we sit in an office in the heart of the Westside. But the spin that Patch is doing some kind of community service is a little hard to swallow."
"Slower population growth would not solve the climate problem, but it could make a contribution. It is neither a silver bullet nor a red herring," said Brian Oâ€™Neill of the National Center for Atmospheric Research at the annual Society of Environmental Journalistsâ€™ conference in Missoula, MT. On Friday, he presented the results of a new demographic study as part of a panel, â€œPopulation, Climate, and Consumption,â€ moderated by Ken Weiss of the Los Angeles Times."