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Howard Rosenberg

Howard Rosenberg (born June 10, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri)[1] is a retired TV critic for the Los Angeles Times. He worked there for 25 years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.[2] Rosenberg coined the term mixed martial arts, or MMA, in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship event at UFC 1 in November 1993.[3][4] In recent years he has written the book No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-Hour News Cycle with Charles S. Feldman and compiled an anthology of his works, Not So Prime Time: Chasing the Trivial on American Television. He currently teaches multiple classes on television criticism as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[5]


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Personal life

Rosenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota. He is Jewish.[7] Rosenberg's daughter, Kirsten Rosenberg, co-owned a bakery in Washington, D.C., called Sticky Fingers and is currently the lead singer of the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens.[8]


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  2. ^ "Howard Rosenberg - Entry at".  
  3. ^ "UFC The Beginning". Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ "MMA Symbol". Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ "School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ On the Media Interview
  7. ^ Deggans, Eric (6 October 2010). "Parker/Spitzer doesn't rescue CNN".  
  8. ^ "Howard Rosenberg - Biography". Official Website, Howard Rosenberg. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
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