DeadlineLA Barbara Osborn, Howard Blume and La Los Angeles Deadline L.A. is KPFK's roving eye on the media. We praise and pummel the news media for how it is - or isn't - covering stories. Co-host Barbara Osborn is principal at Wow The Crowd, a communications firm specializing in strategy, storytelling and style for nonprofit social justice organizations. She spent nearly 15 years at Liberty Hill Foundation, one of the country's leading social change foundations. She has also worked as a print reporter, and radio and TV documentary producer, usually covering the media She has conducted several studies of the local L.A. news media in conjunction with Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. In them, she revealed that our most cynical suspicions about the local tv news are true: If it bleeds it leads; surfing dogs do get more airtime than public officials; and network-affiliate local newscasts sell far more ad time to political campaigns than they ever devote to political coverage. Shortly after its debut in spring 1997, her radio program about news and news culture, Deadline LA, was hailed by New Times as L.A.'s "best new radio program." Co-host Howard Blume is an education reporter at The L.A. Times. Prior to joining The Times, he was managing editor at The Jewish Journal and an award-winning reporter at The L.A. Weekly. He joined Deadline L.A. in November 2004. Producer Laurie Kaufman, a communications specialist, joined the show in 2011.