KRLA's ‘Newsroom Confidential’ Hunts For America’s Best Newsstands

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The hunt is on to identify the best newsstands in America. Newsroom Confidential, a weekly radio program on journalism and public relations, is seeking the help of the public to identify the nation's greatest newsstands. Nominations are now being accepted online at

Where do American news fanatics go to shop for the their favorite out-of-town newspapers and magazines?

Newsroom Confidential, the weekly radio broadcast that provides an insiders’ guide to journalism and public relations, is seeking to identify and honor America’s best newsstands.

“What makes a newsstand great?” asks Dean Rotbart, host and executive producer of Newsroom Confidential. “What defines that unique blend of selection, presentation, location, parking and other amenities that raises a newsstand from the category of good to great?”

Newsroom Confidential and Rotbart invite listeners and bloggers to nominate their favorite newsstands. To do so, visit the Newsroom Confidential web site at, click on “Blog” from the menu at the top of the page, then click on “Nominate Your Favorite Newsstand.” Alternatively, nominations are also being accepted at Rotbart’s personal blog,

Rotbart also invites history buffs to share with him their knowledge of the rich history of American newsstands. “I must confess, while I’ve always loved them, I don’t know much about their history and would love to learn more,” Rotbart says.

Those who know about the history of newsstands are invited to email or post directly on either of the “Blog” pages listed above.

Newsroom Confidential airs live each Sunday night on NewsTalk 870 KRLA in Los Angeles and is simulcast around the world on the Internet. In addition, the one-hour program is available throughout the week as a digital rebroadcast at

Rotbart is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and founding editor of, which provides in-depth dossiers on more than 6,000 influential journalists. His show is made possible the support of well-respected sponsors, including, The 1-Hour PR Coach and The Publicity Hound. Links to those sponsors are available at the Newsroom Confidential web site.

For more information or to become a program sponsor contact Dean Rotbart, Newsroom Confidential executive producer, at 1-866-NEWS-070 or email him.


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