Media news and notes: LA area Emmys, Trump, jobs and more

la-area-emmys-logo.jpgNBC 4 led the win column at the Los Angeles Area Emmys over the weekend. Channel 4's eight winners included live coverage of the San Bernardino terrorism shootings and a Joel Grover investigative report on the nuclear legacy of the the Santa Susana Field Lab. KMEX, KVEA and SportsNet L.A. were next with five winners each. Stephanie Edwards was honored with the Governors Award for lifetime achievement.

List of winners


  • The Fox News workplace under Roger Ailes has been "incredibly hostile to women," journalist Gabriel Sherman said on CNN's "Reliable Sources." A reported 25 woman have come forward with stories about the conditions at Fox. CNN, NYT, New York, ABC News

  • Media mogul and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton in a primetime address at the Democratic convention. The former Republican, now independent, is acting in part out of dismay about Donald Trump. NYT
  • Nicholas Kristof uses his Sunday op-ed column to lay out the evidence that Donald Trump is a racist, dating back to at least 1973, when the Trump properties were caught refusing to rent to blacks. NYT
  • The Challenge of Covering Donald Trump If You’re a Latino Reporter, quoting Pilar Marrero and Gustavo Arellano, by Steven Cuevas at The California Report. KQED
  • Tronc chairman Michael Ferro had a big 50th birthday party in Chicago. Crain's
  • A Hollywood Start-Up Sees New Life in Dead Movie Scripts. NYT
  • Doug McIntyre columnizes on the happy days of Garry Marshall. DN
  • Former LA Times college football columnist Chris Dufresne has teamed with scribes in Chicago and Boston on a startup site Robert Feder
  • Can Cooper Hefner Make Playboy Cool Again? We're About to Find Out. LA Weekly
  • In the Zocalo Public Square green room: Kaiser Health News correspondent Chad Terhune, author William Poundstone and science writer Eryn Brown.
  • Adam Elmahrek has joined the LA Times county bureau in the Hall of Administration as an investigative reporter. He was at the Voice of OC.
  • Rob Schmitz is moving from "Marketplace" but staying in China to be Shanghai correspondent for NPR. He starts in mid-August.
  • Katharine Spiers is the new food editor at LA Weekly. Twitter
  • L.A. Times Metro copy desk editor Saji Mathai quit the paper last week after 23 years. He's moving to Chicago.
  • AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, formerly of the Los Angeles bureau, will step down at year’s end after 14 years.
  • New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden announced his retirement from the column and the paper. NYT
  • Dodgers historian Mark Langill puts Vin Scully’s run in historical perspective and addresses the elephant in the room: "What if they made the announcement that Disneyland, at the end of this year, will be closing?" DN
  • The Los Angeles Rams reached an exclusive rights agreement selecting KWKW 1330 AM/ESPN Deportes as the team's Spanish language flagship radio station.
  • David Horowitz, a Hollywood publicist who helped orchestrate Bill Clinton's rise to the presidency, died at age 86. NYT

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