- Making News: Circulation Down at the LA Times
The Los Angeles Times has 2.4 million readers on weekdays and 3.5 million on Sunday. While that sounds like a lot, it-s a decline of 6.5 and 8 percent respectively in the past six months. Former Times reporter Bryce Nelson, who now teaches journalism at USC-s Annenberg School for Communication, says a younger audience is renouncing print journalism for online and cable news.
- Reporter's Notebook: Parasitic Wasp Takes on Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Just one thirty-second of an inch long, the glassy-winged sharpshooter is raising havoc with California-s wine industry, laying waste to the state's grape vines. Will introducing another insect save the $45 billion wine industry? Jay Van Rein, spokesman for the State Department of Food and Agriculture, says the Department has plans for a kind of shoot-out in the vineyards, with the help of a parasitic wasp from Minnesota.