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LA Kings Beat Writer Rich Hammond Lands Dream Job

LA KINGS MOVE TO IMPROVE NEWS COVERAGE: The Kings have lured beat writer extraordinaire Rich Hammond away from the Daily News to write exclusively for their official web site, raising concerns about the quality of coverage, not to mention about Hammond’s journalistic independence. Hammond spoke to Frozen Royalty and insists that will not be a concern.


Rich Hammond

Rich Hammond

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are entering uncharted waters or, perhaps more appropriately, skating in a brand-spanking new arena.

On September 23, the Kings announced that they have hired Rich Hammond, currently the Deputy Sports Editor at the Los Angeles Daily News, as their beat writer/columnist for their official web site, lakings.com, starting on October 1.

Hammond, 32, will leave the Daily News after ten years on the job. He has been covering the Kings for years and writes for the hottest blog covering the team, Inside the Kings, which has consistently been the Daily News’ top sports team blog.

“I’m grateful to the Daily News for allowing me to develop my passion for covering hockey and I’m excited about the opportunity to bring even better, more comprehensive coverage to Kings fans while maintaining the same journalistic standards,” said Hammond. Read more of this post

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A Sad Day For Journalism…And For Us All

LOS ANGELES — The Rocky Mountain News (RMN) in Denver, Colorado, ceased operations on Friday, ending a nearly 150-year tradition of covering the news in Denver, throughout Colorado, the nation and the world—their first edition was published on April 23, 1859.

The disastrous state of our economy and the increasingly rapid decline of newspapers across the United States led to shuttering of the paper.

Why mention this on a blog covering the Los Angeles Kings? Two reasons… Read more of this post

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