Plus: A new LA Times show debuts on Spectrum News 1 and LA Observed drops in to the station to talk about the state of local news media.
The Times also named the editor who will oversee presidential campaign coverage and hired LZ Granderson, formerly of ESPN, as a hybrid sports and culture columnist.
Read the memos: A new foreign editor, columnist and replacements for the late Jonathan Gold are among the positions in the latest roundup. Also an abrupt exit from the Times masthead and an updated lineup for the senior editor group.
Included are the return of Sue Horton as op-ed editor and an East Coaster billed as part of the replacement for the late food writer Jonathan Gold.
"SoCal Connected" returns Oct. 9 with a new focus on long-form investigative documentary pieces, starting with the LA Times and other local newsrooms in transition.
The Times' most interesting new hire. An LA correspondent gives his farewell observations. Media moves and more.
KCET debuts "SoCal Wanderer" with Rosey Alvero. The Wall Street Journal gets a new bureau chief. Plus other moves in local media.
The restaurant critic, cultural anthropologist and voice of Los Angeles found out this month that he had pancreatic cancer.
Read the memo: Big promotion for business editor Kimi Yoshino, plus a new managing editor.
Also: Press Club awards. The Athletic swarms Los Angeles. Moves by Jackie Johnson and David Poland. Selected tweets.
The journalism veteran has run Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He's been quietly getting to know the LAT staff as advisor to Patrick Soon-Shiong.
"California — and the West — is where the world comes to see its future," the new owner of the Los Angeles Times says to his staff.
Staffers toast the end of Tronc in LA and a new start with an owner who seems to care. "Fake news is the cancer of our times," Soon-Shiong says.
The LAT also loses sports reporter Lindsey Thiry to ESPN and previously lost White House correspondent Brian Bennett to Time.
A shooting on camera. A local news paywall. Media notes, media people, selected tweets and more.
With the newsroom threatening a class-action lawsuit, Jim Kirk memos the staff.
It doesn't much matter where a newsroom is located — unless you work there. Then it matters a lot. Times retention and hiring may be impacted.
Women and people of color knew they made less than white men doing the same jobs, but now they have the numbers. "It's so grim to be able to mathematically quantify exactly how much my company undervalues me," says reporter Laura Nelson.
LA Observed Notes: Christopher Hawthorne defects, Pomona mourns, Soon-Shiong goes to the Gridiron, media moves and much more.
Read the memo: Buyer assures nervous newsroom he wants to "preserve the integrity, honesty and fairness we’ve observed in our decades as avid readers of the LA Times."
Plus: Valentine's Day cards written by LA Times staffers. Web-only crime series from KNBC. Media notes and more.
Plus: Bed bugs in the library, more bad newspaper news, media moves and selected tweets.
Garvey had been the top digital editor at the LA Times until the Tronc purge last year.
Steve Greenberg cartoon captures the new buyer of the LA Times.
Some in the Los Angeles Times newsroom had hoped that Kim Murphy would become the editor in chief once Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over.
Read the memo: The new LAT owner says buying the paper was deeply personal and he calls himself a longtime admirer of the Times journalists.
The deal for $500 million will close in April. The Times publisher was cleared by an internal investigation.
The deal, if reached, would end the bizarre run of Tronc and Chicago investor Michael Ferro as California media owners. Soon-Shiong comes with questions of his own.
If you read one long piece today, we have a suggestion. Plus the latest LA Times chatter, media people notes, Uma Thurman speaks, selected tweets and more.
Latest editor arrives and even gets some applause, just as a new disagreement breaks out in public over a high-profile investigation.
Lewis D'Vorkin is out -- who didn't see that coming? -- and Jim Kirk, last year's interim editor of the LA Times from Chicago, is being rushed back to stop the madness.
A stormy day began with a 5,000-piece in CJR and ended with the Business editor walked out of the building, at least temporarily.
The LA Times staff voted union but there's a lot more going on. Val Zavala retires from KCET. Remembering Ed Moses and Greg Critser.
NPR reveals an alleged backstory on Ross Levinsohn that has the newsroom in a major uproar. It's especially painful for gay reporters.
Frank, the KCRW legend, died at 79. LA Times heads for another big disruption and loses a reporter. Layoffs coming in LA media.
Stephen Miller led FoxSports.com and CBS Sportsline. There's also talk of more hires and moving the Times offices, possibly out of downtown.
Plus two weekend pieces examine Harvey Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, and Pulitzer talk for Ronan Farrow.
This happened a little bit faster than I expected. Hope there's no deal involved.
The scandal that won't go away. An LAT columnist apologizes. Job movies, an invite from the New York Times and other media notes.
"Here are some other facts you may want to consider as you decide whether or not to unionize."
Broad chooses the New York Times for announcement that he wants to spend more time with his family and "catch up on my reading."
Lewis D'Vorkin has never run a newspaper and brings no Los Angeles experience to the table. At Forbes he increased web clicks and gave advertisers more influence.
Coverage of the movie mogul's professional demise, many media notes, a union surfaces at the LA Times, selected tweets and more.
Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.
Ross Levinshon concludes his first week in the news business with a rah-rah note to staff and some good news for users of the Times' website. Read it here.
More bullet points: LA Times' million-dollar publisher. The big business of the American quinceañera. Media people doing stuff. A Manny Ramirez sighting.
Today's Bullet Points include a KPCC investigation of donations to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the vermin problem at Canter's, the Village Voice drops print, some LA media people notes and more.
Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.
Tronc has pushed out Los Angeles Times editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and replaced him with new publisher Ross Levinsohn and interim editor Jim Kirk, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Today's Bullet Points include lessons for the news media from Charlottesville, video of California condor chicks in the wild and selected tweets.
LA Times explains how many times it gave USC a chance to comment on a dean's secret life. Plus LAT buyouts, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
Investigation into the secret drug life of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine proves a bevy of stunning revelations. Kudos roll in.
Report of a lease deal says the Times will have naming rights to the 62-story Aon Center on Wilshire Boulevard. The Times says it has not signed a lease.
The Travel section is also going dark during the peak summer travel season. Meanwhile: a joint profile of former LAT editors Dean Baquet and Marty Baron.
Friedman was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Times photo staff for more than 30 years.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.
Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.
"He is not merely amusing. He is dangerous," Monday's editorial says. "He has made himself the stooge...for every crazy blogger, political quack, racial theorist, foreign leader or nutcase peddling a story."
It's against "long-standing ethics guidelines" to participate, the managing editor's memo reminds the journalists.
Co-managing editor Larry Ingrassia goes after the magazine and writer Ed Leibowitz for "What's the matter with the Los Angeles Times?"
Maya Lau comes to the LAT from Baton Rouge, where she covered crime and investigations.
Editor-publisher Davan Maharaj says the letters to the editor of Travel violated the paper's standards for "civil, fact-based discourse."
Magazine goes deep in a piece that finds an autocratic, distracted leader who insults women and other staffers.
It's been awhile since there was an editor in charge of covering prominent deaths. He doesn't get any assigned writers.
The second memo of the fall election cycle reminds reporters and editors that social media is on the record.
Gigantic Frank Gehry project on Sunset Boulevard approved. Kudos for LAT's Sea Breeze investigation. Notes on Campaign 2016, 2017 and 2018. And more.
There will be a ceremony on Thursday at Cal State San Bernardino.
I believe that's Sarah Parvini at left, then Priya Krishnakumar, Alexandra Manzano, Marcus Yam and Paloma Esquivel. Photo posted to Twitter by Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj....
First time the f-word got in print since 1998, the paper says. The explainer is less revealing about the Trump tapes landing on Saturday's page 10.
Ken Doctor reports that a deal may be announced as soon as Monday, over the oposition of LA billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
Pulitzer winner joins masthead as the top arts and entertainment editor.
The new telephones going into the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times carry the Tronc brand.
Gawker.com's last day. Clinton is in town for fundraisers. Media moves. Jobs. And in praise of the Olympics.
The LA bureau of the New York Times is down to one news reporter, one Hollywood reporter and film reviewer Manohla Dargis plus bureau chief Adam Nagourney.
Jeff Gottlieb's lawyer represented T.J. Simers in his recent suit against the Times. Also: Another newsroom exit and confirmation of the Timers building's sale.
Veteran reporters Jason Song and Garrett Therolf are leaving, along with a recent hire from Texas, and a new education reporter comes from Florida.
Mike Bresnahan goes to TWC Sportsnet and Tania Ganguli joins the LA Times from ESPN.com.
Weekend news report in the Times is an exact copy of a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune in 2010.
"Don’t use your social media feed to pan or praise candidates, parties or their positions," a memo from the managing editor reminds reporters.
Ken Doctor hears that Tronc chairman Michael Ferro may be considering his options.
Also a City Hall scoop by Variety, obits on Sydney Schanberg, job moves and more.
Offices and retail in the older buildings, while it looks like the 1970s corporate side will be razed for apartments.
There is no more Tribune Publishing. There is only tronc.
Onni group, based in Vancouver, has other projects in downtown and would redevelop the longtime LA Times home for offices and retail.
A demand to see the books. A shareholder lawsuit. Open derision at the corporate name change and strategy for the future.
Lamb was "the consummate newspaperman in the glory days of the profession," his LAT obit begins.
A managing editor is out, Muhammad Ali coverage, Tronc reactions, a wedding and more.
It's not true that the new name for Michael Ferro's experiment in newspapering stands for Time to Recycle Old Newspaper Company.
The managing editor for digital strategy lasted just over a year.
It appears as a mea culpa from a lawyer husband divulging personal health details about his wife.
He becomes the second largest shareholder, vice chairman of the board, and Michael Ferro's defense against a takeover by Gannett.
About 200 staffers would be laid off, a report says.
Wednesday's staff party is cancelled because the Times could not, or did not, secure the room in its own building.
The Wrap says that newsroom gossip is true about a strip club expense account, a free trip and more.
The offer is now $15 a share plus assumption of debt, for a total value of $864 million.
Clearing the desk of media moves, observations and other items.
Ferro's secret plan to monetize his new toy includes LA Times bureaus in Lagos, Moscow and Mumbai. But nothing for LA or California.
We have a very beautiful state here. Absolutely beautiful.
Henry Chu is the trade's new European Bureau Chief. He took the LAT buyout last fall.
Ferro might be the illegitimate offspring of Sam Zell and former Freedom Communications CEO Aaron Kushner.
More revenue than you've ever seen. Artificial intelligence. Revolutionize the strategy. Piece of cake.
Sounds like mostly wishful thinking, since the prospect of Gannett management won't cause much excitement.
Larry Mantle on his friend Steve Julian. New post for Nicco Mele. The Broad gets a category on tonight's "Jeopardy." And a lot more.
The LA Times turns its most valuable website acreage over to its own Pulitzer Prize, while the Washington Post stays with news of more interest to non-journalists.
The Times swarmed the story from the start and the effort pays off.
Ricardo DeAratanha was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer when he was confronted during the Nancy Reagan funeral in Simi Valley.
Longtime TV reporter Scott Collins will be TV editor, and Michael Schneider joins Penske Media. Plus more.
Jaweed Kaleem covered religion for HuffPo, where he had been for five years.
Tribune's high bid is rejected after a federal lawsuit and temporary restraining order. Now on to the judge to decide.
Former freelancer is back looking for vindication.
The civil antitrust lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order to block last night's auction results.
LA Times parent puts up the most money, but questions remain.
A letter from the Justice Department warns of antitrust concerns if Tribune Publishing were to acquire Freedom communications at auction.
Moves announced today are follow ups to the buyouts last year in which something like 90 senior staffers left the paper.
A third bidder may yet join the auction but a sale could close by the end of the month.
On its first day under a new publisher, though I don't know if it mattered, the Los Angeles Times editorial board used very strong rhetoric in an editorial blasting...
The editor since 2011 will be the first joint editor-publisher of the LAT possibly since the era of General Harrison Otis. He's the fourth publisher in two years.
Oscar reporters had to demand access to the ceremony after corporate suits took the LAT's passes. Also: could Davan Maharaj add publisher to his title?
The Los Angeles Times is experimenting with this Sunday's print Calendar section — that is the day of the Academy Awards ceremony and TV show. The cover images of...
A deputy from the OC Register and a tech editor from the Bay Area are added. Plus: A new column in Sports.
Jack Griffin lasted less than three weeks under the new largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, which is no less screwed up than the previous Chicago overlords of the LA Times.
His #EmergingUS seeks to raise $1 million in 60 days in a new partnership with Beacon.
This is weird in an only-in-LA kind of way, given that he was fired from the Times just last year.
The "news and enterprise hub" will become the nerve center of the newsroom, geared to chasing the top news of the day for the web.
The story doesn't include any reports of traffic problems, but some LAT headlines are becoming more about hype than truth.
The LA Times covers the political rift at the commission like a huge outrage story. All other news: secondary.
Allison Wisk has been deputy politics editor at the Dallas Morning News and has a J.D. degree. Also: New reporter in Sacramento.
Trump's first test with actual voters falls short. Not a great result for Hillary Clinton either.
She has been the section's writer and, for now, is the only staffer remaining. "Her job will go beyond the printed word to explore ideas, film, art and society," the memo says.
Chad Terhune and Russ Mitchell are the latest former Times journalists at the expanding nonprofit.
Judge William A. MacLaughlin apparently didn't get to finish his thought when he vacated part of the $7.1 million award against the LA Times on Monday.
The LA Times remains on the hook for $5 million, even though the judge found there was no evidence that the sports columnist was forced out.
Higher education reporter Larry Gordon, foreign desk editor Paul Feldman and Washington bureau law enforcement specialist Richard A. Serrano all type -30- today.
Book critic David Ulin announced on Facebook that he is taking the buyout offer from the Los Angeles Times. Effective Tuesday.
Deputy business editor and a Metro investigative reporter land with the news service's Los Angeles bureau.
Jack Griffin, the CEO of Tribune Publishing, today addressed the chatter about his company possibly selling the Times and getting smaller.
'My first recollection of the Los Angeles Times is my dad parking his delivery truck outside our house,' says the paper's departing college football writer.
The Wall Street Journal says Tribune Publishing is crafting an offer for the OC Register, and some in the LA Times newsroom expect news from the CEO in the morning.
Editor Davan Maharaj gives kudos for LAT coverage of the San Bernardino shootings.
The LAT flooded the zone, broke news online and had 29 different contributors on shootings stories in the print paper this morning.
"It’s time to push ahead with the reorganization," Davan Maharaj writes. The Times also announced a new hire for the Dodgers beat.
Memo confirms that DC reporter Richard Serrano is leaving, details staff moves and announces that openings in Europe, Beirut and Las Vegas will be filled. Plus more.
Murdoch's Friday tweet about Eli Broad being close to acquiring the Times set off a media scramble. "Could well happen," Ken Doctor concludes.
Arts and Culture Editor Kelly Scott, Books Editor Joy Press, City-County Bureau Chief Rich Connell and education editor Beth Shuster join the brain drain. Plus five more photographers.
"It’s time for a new chapter," says the Times' longtime columnist and most prominent African American journalist. "I don’t know what lies ahead."
"This gives painful dimension to the loss of knowledge and wisdom that Los Angeles is about to face."
Chicago's Tribune Media wants to cash in on the hot real estate market in downtown Los Angeles.
Henry Chu, Larry Gordon, Bret Israel and Martha Groves are among the new additions to the confirmed buyout list at the Los Angeles Times.
Joe Bel Bruno jumps from the LAT's Company Town team to lead breaking news coverage at the Hollywood Reporter.
"We are looking for energetic journalists with proven records of digging deep into matters of public interest," editor Davan Maharaj says.
Add Carol Williams, the longtime foreign correspondent, to the names of LA Times buyout takers.
Politics writer Jean Merl, sports writers Chris Dufresne and Chris Foster, national writer John Glionna, food columnist Russ Parsons and fashion critic Booth Moore are among those leaving.
Former LA Times sports editor Randy Harvey remembers his friend and colleague in the context of Houston's vote over transgender use of bathrooms.
Wow. This caps an interesting day for the LA Times. When you go to trial, anything can happen.
The six-week trial is wrapping up with the ask for damages dropping -- to just $12.3 million.
The Washington Post looks at the relatively new Los Angeles Times practice of accepting money from nonprofits, including Eli Broad's, to help fund education reporting.
Former sports editor announced to horse racing writers that he is retiring. Plus: Updates on the buyout and the T.J. Simers trial.
After listening to Beutner make his case now a couple of places, I'm starting to think that his firing as publisher of the LA Times might turn out to be a real tragedy for the paper.
Austin Beutner makes a weekend appearance on CNN's "Realiable Sources," and KPCC examines if Eli Broad bought the LA Times.
The paper's California editor says "we are confident we can rebuild a Metro newsroom that continues to focus on agenda-setting journalism, watchdog reporting and aggressive coverage."
Fired LA Times publisher Austin Beutner will speak on "the future of newspapers" a week from today at the Columbia Journalism School.
Plus look who is on T.J. Simers' legal team: Stephen Glass.
Executives at the LA Times and San Diego Union-Tribune say Chicago told them to make the financials look worse than the executives believed.
The Times won't tell you because, one, it doesn't know LA as well as it should and, two, it hypes to attract web eyeballs.
Trial continues in the retired sports columnist's $18 million claim of age discrimination and retribution for writing critically about the publisher's friends.
Almost everyone on staff at least a year can apply but there is a big inducement to leave for those eligible to retire.
Two more letters to Tribune Publishing ask for a locally run LA Times. Plus: Joe Mathews writes Beutner was building a media-political entity that could be the future.
Sarah D. Wire, now the Washington presence of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will cover the California delegation online.
The Times added a new business writer, grabbing the managing editor of the LA Business Journal. Read the memo.
It's a companywide initiative to cut costs at Tribune Publishing and might now be a few weeks off. Meaning exits during the holidays.
Read the memo: Myers is the California political and government editor at KQED in the Bay Area and a longtime Sacramento media hand.
Scott Kraft, a former foreign correspondent and national editor, will "identify, shepherd and polish the top stories of the day" for the Times website.
Report is that LA's richest person is "seriously considering" a bid but has not contacted Tribune. Not that the Times is even for sale.
Davan Maharaj memo declares it's a new, more digital era. Those considering the upcoming buyout will read it closely.
Devon Maloney was pop music editor for four months, then quit to freelance. "My colleagues gave me no enthusiasm or positivity."
Tribune Publishing chief Jack Griffin talks to the NYT and his own Chicago Tribune. Beutner blamed for poor financial performance.
Bruce Karsh has held discussions with Eli Broad and others, says Crain's Chicago. Also a new examination of the LA Times' not-good situation by Newsonomics' Ken Doctor.
Board issues an unusual statement saying Los Angeles is important to the company's future and giving the CEO a vote of confidence.
He was the LAT's big digital hope but followed Austin Beutner out the door. Also: LA's Board of Supes and a new online petition call for local leadership of the Times.
Tribune Pubishing wants to reduce editorial expenses by about $10 million and 80 positions. That's a big hit.
Essential Politics so far looks as if it will aggregate Times coverage of the presidential campaign and other politics news, with some narrative and analysis tying items together.
Analyst Ken Doctor says the fight for Times control is still on and has some intriguing wrinkles.
Tom Johnson says in email to Austin Beutner that 'Your strategy was exactly what The Times needs in this rapidly changing media world.'
Look what the newspaper boasted about 16 years ago — and look at what's gone.
More echoes of the early Tribune years in LA: open letter signed by 60 leaders backs Austin Beutner.
"I believe that this world class city deserves a world class paper," Renata Simril says in her exit email. Nicco Mele is said to be next.
Also: Ken Doctor writes this may not be the end of Austin Beutner's and Eli Broad's efforts to acquire the Times.
"I am not departing by choice...Tribune Publishing has decided to fire me. I will continue to root for you to succeed."
Tribune Publishing's chief is headed to Los Angeles this morning to replace Beutner with a more Chicago-friendly publisher. The move, I'm told, follows a failed bid by Eli Broad to buy the Times away from Tribune.
Assistant managing editor Kim Murphy says, given everything, "publishing the photo felt less like a gamble and more like an imperative."
Scott Glover will be a justice reporter based in Los Angeles. Everybody at the LAT seems to expect a new round of buyouts soon.
Memo from the ME for editorial strategy praises coverage of schools, Straight Outta Compton and Taylor Swift. Plus more.
Hill will report and comment on TV in the paper, for the web and on Twitter.
Editors re-explain the decision to cut ties with the cartoonist and add new analysis of a disputed LAPD audio tape.
Timed to today's start of school in LAUSD, the Times is "rededicating itself to coverage of teaching and learning" with Education Matters and new staffers.
Statewide officials and the county Supes are next. Garcetti is an "earnest booster" who needs to get to the hard work, Times publisher says.
Another VP comes with government experience, the LAT's most senior newsroom staffer takes on a new assignment, and an obit for Larry Stammer.
"Unfortunately, our concerns are becoming reality," the LAT opinion side says in its latest report card.
Memo from Tribune Publishing boss celebrates the first year out from under the old Tribune.
The paper says the editorial cartoonist's post had factual inconsistencies. He says the Times buckled to pressure from the police department.
After eight years, bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson is moving to Washington and Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell and others are headed to Mexico. "We're doubling down" in Latin America, a spokeswoman says.
The LA Times editorial board wants Controller Ron Galperin to think bigger and be noisier.
The business columnist provides a new biography of Ernest Lawrence, the Berkeley physicist who played a big role in the envelopment of atomic weapons.
Some black residents of the hilly neighborhood off Crenshaw see an influx of white homebuyers as a problem. But is it really a Westside issue? (No.)
Baker worked for the Times as a reporter and editor for 26 years. He also contributed to LA Observed in the site's early years.
The editors call Sasha Frere-Jones "one of the leading voices of our time on music, language and culture." He won't report to any of the arts or culture editors, however.
NPR, the Washington Post and Digiday are among the media outlets covering the LAT decision to hire a new reporter to engage with blacks who tweet.
Dylan Byers of Politico reports the hiring of Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni to be Assistant Managing Editor for Politics -- a title that does not currently exist.
S. Mitra Kalita, one of the paper's three managing editors, announced additions to the audience engagement team.
The Times breaks another advertising standards convention in bid to get movie ads back in the paper. Publisher Austin Beutner made the call.
Catherine Saillant left the LA Times on Friday and will be a communications deputy in one of the newest city departments.
A glaring editing mistake on the cover of Sports distracts from the return of former columnist Peter King.
Alexandra Manzano’s promotion "reflects the growing importance of our social-media team and its role in helping connect the Los Angeles Times with our audiences."
The Union-Tribune's last press run in San Diego was Sunday morning. About 100 operations people were laid off.
The editor who led the Times to 13 Pulitzers in the first five years of Tribune ownership, then left rather than begin to dismantle the paper with cuts, died in Lexington, Kentucky of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
King had been reporter, columnist and city editor before leaving in 2009 for the University of California communications staff. He comes back to bolster California coverage.
Brandi Grissom was hailed as a big get from the Texas Tribune last summer. Today she announced she's going back to Texas.
Edward Snowden's chief journalistic collaborator says the LA Times runs sensitive leaked material all the time and only calls to punish whistleblowers who embarrass those in power.
Friday is Sharkey's last day at the Los Angeles Times after 17 years, the last seven as film critic.
Sanchez is running. Brown and Napolitano make up. A good point about almonds and water. Another LATimesman leaves for political PR. And more.
News industry analyst Ken Doctor likes the moves Austin Beutner has made at the Los Angeles Times, including the acquisition of U-T San Diego.
My post last week on the Mormon lawn in Westwood had a weird, short life as a media drought nugget. After hedging, the landmark temple now says, yes, the lawn is going dry to help out.
Jeff Gottlieb, who shared in the 2011 Pulitzer for Bell coverage, warns in his exit email to Times staffers about "these treacherous waters"
Tribune Publishing buys U-T San Diego and installs Times publisher Austin Beutner as publisher there too. Otis Chandler's dream realized?
An 11-minute promotional film on MySpace shows the newsroom and printing plant (and the hairstyles) when the Times had an entire newspaper operation in Chatsworth.
The LA Times has tapped Washington bureau chief David Lauter to run the presidential campaign coverage. Read the memo.
William Yardley's hire to cover energy and environment issues in the West from Seattle is funded by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism.
Decker "will become our signature voice on California politics," says today's memo from the top editors.
Johanna Maska goes back to 2007 with Obama and has just stepped down as director of press advance. She's the LAT's new veep for marketing and communications.
Laventhol created the Washington Post Style section and came to the Times through Newsday.
It's all about the acronyms: SPJ-LA, ASNE, ACES and ASJA. Congratulations to all the winners.
Alejandra Campoverdi is the former Obama aide named managing editor of #EmergingUS, the Times' multimedia venture on race and multiculturalism.
Consumer columnist David Lazarus has been getting more openly anti-Republican on his Twitter feed. So get ready for cat videos.
S. Mitra Kalita says few jobs in journalism would make her "uproot my family, leave a neighbourhood and friends I love, and exit an innovative startup like Quartz."
Angel Rodriguez is deputy editor for mobile innovation at the Washington Post. He had been in sports roles previously.
Alejandra Campoverdi will be managing editor of #EmergingUS. She worked in the White House from 2009-2012 and has a media background.
S. Mitra Kalita will be managing editor for editorial strategy. This year's addition from the NYT also gets a new title.
The traditional statement of total pages in each day's paper vanished last week from the printed LA Times front page.
The Obamajam trope is old and tired, and even I'll admit it was kind of parochial to begin with. But today, the LA Times loves it.
Starting at the top of the home page, I count 22 headlines from various sections before they start steering us to older stories and features deeper on the site.
Read the memo: Editors now meet at 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., with the focus the website more than the next day's front page.
Juliet Lapidos is an opinion editor and writer for the New York Times and formerly edited or wrote for Slate, the Atlantic, the Awl and other outlets.
Nancy Sullivan flacked for the Times during much of the Tribune years. Memos from her and Austin Beutner inside.
Journalist who is famously undocumented will create a new section of the LAT website on race, immigration and multiculturalism.
She has been deputy editor in Sacramento. Here she will be an editorial writer. Read the memo here.
Current publisher Austin Beutner announced a new book club — his first selection is by one of his employees — and the previous publisher traveled to Antarctica with his sons for a blowout in the Travel section.
Move has been in the works for awhile, he says. Amy Scattergood slides up to food editor.
The award-winning former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times died Sunday night at home in the Hollywood Hills. Her husband, UC Irvine law professor Henry Weinstein, says that services are pending.
Stacey Leasca has been the LAT social media editor since last March. Today's her last day.
Top of the LAT website carries an ad for "Fire without the Fuss" beside a photo gallery on the Da Vinci apartment blaze.
Books by the two former LA Times journalists are finalists for the prestigious American literary awards for 2014.
The KPCC politics reporter will split time between City Hall and working on "innovative ideas on how the paper can get its news out to readers."
Chicago is seeking a partner to turn the corner of 1st and Spring into some sort of big mixed-use project.
Larry Ingrassia left the New York Times last year after a stint as deputy managing editor for new initiatives. He was the NYT business editor for eight years.
Laid-off LA Times writer Scott Timberg's new book about the pressures on journalism and the creative class is out, reviewed by the Columbia Journalism Review.
Variety sped up an announcement of Rainey's hiring tonight after I called him seeking comment. Orr is leaving for Colorado and a startup.
For the first time in 12 years, LAPD crime reports show an increase in the statistical category labeled as violent crimes -- just months after the LA Times caught the department understating crime.
Couple of media move memos from last week involving the local newspapers.
There are recurring rumbles of more prominent departures from the Los Angeles Times as the year comes to a close. Streeter has written often about sports for the Times.
Stephen Battaglio, business editor of TV Guide, joins Company Town. KCAL cuts news shows. THR redesigns. Plus more.
Times' business editor sends out a staff email with the rest of the quote that Beutner delivered at yesterday's Town Hall LA lunch speech. Plus: More of Buetner's comments on the LA Times' future.
The deputy in Controller Ron Galperin's office will become Vice President of Projects at the Times. She was the youngest deputy mayor in the Villaraigosa administration.
Editorial page editor Nick Goldberg calls the position of op-ed editor "one of the best at the paper." Read his memo inside.
Read the memo: CEO Jack Griffin's email to the staff late on Friday night rescinds the policy that attempted to strip away accrued vacation time and force reporters and editors to make a case for paid time off they used to earn.
Charles Champlin wore a lot of hats on the Los Angeles arts and entertainment journalism scene: LA Times arts editor, film critic, book critic, columnist, author, host of TV programs and more.
Tribune Publishing calls it Discretionary Time Off, and says employees may actually get as many paid days off or even more. But to get even a sick day, you may have to convince a supervisor your performance merits it -- and no more banking vacation days. Read the memos.
Bob Sipchen returns to the LA Times as senior editor in the California section. He has been communications director for the Sierra Club and editor of the advocacy group's magazine.
Reston will stay in LA and cover politics and the 2016 presidential campaign for CNN's digital side and the TV network.
Heisler, laid off sort of famously in 2011, wrote one NBA piece last week then was dropped. He says he wasn't told why.
Renata Simril previously worked in City Hall for Mayor James Hahn and then-Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas. She will be a senior vice president of the LA Times.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
The LA Times says it covered the tips that Register readers included for delivery men, but Aaron Kushner wouldn't reimburse. And other mooching by the flailing Register owner.
The Orange County Register's horrible, terrible, not so good month continues. The suit seeks more than $2.4 million in damages.
If publisher and Shriver backer Austin Beutner had any role in the decision, it doesn't show. The editorial says Sheila Kuehl "best embodies the qualities needed for the new era."
I'm still traveling and trying not to pay close attention to LA politics or media, but this is too intriguing to pass up.
Tobar, a former foreign correspondent, has most recently been a staff writer in books. His book on the buried Chilean miners comes out next month.
If you want breaking news in the LA area at night, you might be better off not going to the LA Times website. They prefer quakebot copy to real news.
"It has been 30 years since I have had a depression that has weighed this heavily on me, so I am in new territory," the California secretary of state told the LA Times. There also have been tax liens due to missed tax payments.
The first video under a new Los Angeles Times Originals banner debuts Sept. 13. Noted: Ex-publisher Eddy Hartenstein founded DirecTV.
The Eastside campus has been hiring to raise its public affairs profile under a new president. Peter Hong is senior deputy for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Robert J. Lopez has been an investigative reporter and on the cops and street action beat for the Los Angeles Times for 22 years. An early convert to digital journalism, he's also a prolific tweeter of breaking news @LAJourno.
Today's memo from LA Times Metro editor Shelby Grad announces a shake-up of the editing team following Grad's promotion from city editor.
Here's how four of the local front pages look in print today: Times, Register, Daily News and La Opinión. Just a visual survey, nothing more.
The survey asks readers to react to marketing messages that would announce a switch to a "new, compact size" but the LAT flack says it's just marketing research.
New Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner broke his media silence Tuesday and appeared in the morning on KPCC's "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle, and in the evening on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" with Warren Olney. I gave my response on the KCRW segment.
Silicon Valley "is one of the most amazing places on the planet," says Chris O'Brien on his way to three years in France.
The 3-year package starts with a base salary of $675,000 a year, an annual bonus of the same amount, and a $40,000 personal allowance each year. Plus equity and more, per an SEC filing.
The former mayoral candidate who looked into buying the Times says he won't be a caretaker or dictate coverage. "It’s an organization that has to change in order to prosper. If they’re looking for a caretaker, they picked the wrong guy.”
The Los Angeles Times needs a new editor to run the sports department. If you're curious what the requirements are, check out the job posting.
Melody Petersen joined the OC Register in 2012 as an investigations reporter.
Mike James announces his retirement, and Robert Faturechi leaves for ProPublica. They join the foreign editor, the lead Company Town blogger and others getting the heck out of Dodge while they can. But the Times is also hiring.
Kim Murphy to run both Foreign and National, Shelby Grad takes over Metro, Ashley Dunn moves to National and Brandi Grissom joins the Times from the Texas Tribune.
LA Times staffers are restless about halted delivery of bottled water in the newsroom. Plus a veteran NPR voice dies, a SoCal media voice gets married, and more on Mission & State.
Flint will be based in the LA bureau of the Journal. He covered media for the WSJ for seven years before joining the Times.
News boxes observed, spotted on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.
In the final email from CEO Peter Liguori, Tribune's newspaper story is a purely Chicago story. No Chandlers or LA Times.
The Hot Property blog is back on the A-list at LA Times.com, with a new hire and a newsroom memo to explain it all.
The number of Spanish speakers on staff goes up by one with the addition of Carolina Miranda, formerly of Time and KCRW, a Valley native who worked as an LAT desk assistant more than two decades ago.
A.O. Scott in the New York Times says Adam Sandler's "Blended" is so bad it will make your child stupid. The LA Times calls it a "fun...enjoyable romp."
Dean Baquet, the former editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times who left during the worst of the Tribune Company manhandling of the LAT, today was named executive editor of the New York Times. Jill Abramson is out. No explanation.
Richard Fausset is leaving Mexico City to return to Atlanta, this time as a New York Times national correspondent. Plus another opening at the NYT.
Ken Dilanian will cover intelligence for the Associated Press bureau.
The LA Times has taken the state's January maps of the earthquake faults that pass under Hollywood and added an interesting visual.
LATImes.com is finally getting the design makeover it has needed for years — see how Eddy Hartenstein flacks it. Plus the LA Register (remember it?) will now deliver to homes.
Memo to the staff from Eddy Hartenstein after last week's police incident says "the situation that transpired with a VXI employee on Friday night has been a cause of concern to us all."
Russ Mitchell will guide coverage of Silicon Valley and tech companies, and write for the paper's Tech Now blog.
The latest staff writer to jump ship at the Los Angeles Times is Metro projects reporter Jessica Garrison. Read the farewell memo inside.
Former national correspondent will double the allotment of Times staff to the Valley. Wonder if this move is Register related? Meanwhile, in Orange County the Register partners with a local startup newsroom.
The Boston Globe wins in breaking news for its coverage of the Boson Marathon bombings. The New York Times wins in both photography categories. There are no local winners, but several LA Times finalists.
The LA Register debuts Wednesday: staff of 40, available in 5,500 stores and newsracks. Still waiting for evidence that it will make a ripple in the LA news cycle, let alone thrive as a business. Meanwhile, things don't look so great at the Times again.
Ruth Ryon created the LA Times' Hot Property feature. Lonnie White covered sports and had played football at USC, where he set the school's single-season record for kickoff return yardage.
The LA Times maintains its silence despite fair questions about what else Jason Felch was reporting on and whether the editors and lawyers botched handling of Occidental College stories.
Woman identified only as "a faculty member critical of Occidental’s administration" alleges a messed-up situation at the college. Oxy disagrees. Plus more details.
There was a 2.7 micro-quake under Long Beach on Monday. The Times auto-story generator breathlessly reported the quake was centered "347 miles from Phoenix." That's helpful, thanks.
Kimi Yoshino succeeds Marla Dickerson, who left the Times for the Wall Street Journal.
Jim Hayes taught journalism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked for many years as a part-time writing coach at the Los Angeles Times. Those two pursuits earned him a solid base of admirers and a story today in the Times.
Felch disputes a lot of what Occidental says about him. The college makes a point with me. And this whole story is starting to be a perfect storm of interlocking acquaintances.
Oxy statement disputes claims made by fired LAT reporter. Plus: A Washington Post blogger weighs in.
Jason Felch was dismissed for what the editor of the Times calls "an inappropriate relationship" with a source on the Oxy stories. We'll note, because the editor didn't, that Oxy retains Felch's former investigative reporting partner at the Times.
Stacey Leasca has been promoted to social media editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she will direct social media strategy across the newsroom. Memo is inside.
Chmielewski will join ex-Wall Street Journal tech writers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at Re/Code.
Jack Griffin, a longtime print media executive who now runs the New York consulting firm Empirical Media, will take over this summer as CEO of Tribune Publishing. Eddy Hartenstein will become "non-executive chairman" of the new company.
Edited post: An earlier effort has quietly closed down for lack of interest among those who could finance a new website, writes Leo Wolinsky, the former LA Times managing editor. He notes that KPCC's hunger for grants also sucks up non-profit money that might otherwise go into creating new, better local news sites.
This farewell note went out to the Los Angeles Times newsroom today from former staff writer Sam Quinones. He's off to freelance and write books, most immediately about America's new upper middle class heroin epidemic.
When a new comments engine debuts on Thursday, the banks of readers utterings already posted will apparently just go away.
Bill Thomas was editor of the Los Angeles from 1971 to 1989, a time in which the paper's reputation grew nationally due largely to the expansion in coverage and ambition he led.
Marla Dickerson will become Brazil bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal. Calendar writer Reed Johnson, her husband, is also jumping to the WSJ in Brazil.
Dylan Farrow's letter that ran on Nicholas Kristof's New York Times blog was shopped around first and turned down by the Los Angeles Times op-ed page.
Times editors joke that BuzzFeed is "the online juggernaut known for hard-hitting reports such as 'The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions.'” But they regret losing Bensinger.
Diane Pucin has been covering sports media and tennis, as well as other sports, at the Los Angeles Times for a long time.
Skelton, the Los Angeles Times columnist in Sacramento, notes in his latest column that he had his first story in the paper 40 years ago — a front-pager about Ronald Reagan heading into the final year of his two terms as governor. "Unbeknown to most people outside this business, nothing is more important to a news reporter — short of accuracy — than landing on Page 1," he says.
It's another one of those days when the LA Times says to hell with even trying to make the website attractive or newsy.
Lee Margulies and Sherry Stern retire from the Calendar section, and Scott Martelle will come back as an editorial writer five years after he was laid off while covering a presidential election for the Times. Details inside.
Rep. Henry Waxman posted a letter today to Tribune CEO Peter Liguori asking for more information about the company's intended spinoff of its newspapers and how it will affect the Los Angeles Times. Plus: Two more LAT retirements.
The Tribune Co. took concrete steps on Tuesday to formally spin off its newspapers from the parent company and, some would argue, cast them adrift from the more profitable TV stations until someone comes along to buy the LA Times and other papers. But Times reporters and editors have already gotten a new look at life as a corporate orphan, and it isn't reassuring.
Only three news stories and no Column One. The rest is a garishly unattractive Disney ad for "Frozen."
Several functions at Tribune's newspapers will be combined with new executives and about 700 jobs cut. CEO Peter Liguori says the cuts will be mostly not in newsrooms.
Kathy Thomson, the president and COO of the Los Angeles Times, sent around an email announcing her impending departure from the company. Also: projects editor Julie Marquis to Kaiser Health News.
Photographer Julius Chiu doesn't work at the Los Angeles Times, but he managed to get in and take a series of photos at the paper's lone remaining printing plant, on Olympic Boulevard south of downtown.
Harvard-Westlake is the tony private academy that produced Eric Garcetti. Westlake High School is a public school.
The VP and deputy general counsel has been so tied to the newsroom and sensitive news projects for two decades that she was given one of the paper's editorial recognition awards.
Jeffrey Fleishman is coming home to a new beat in Calendar as a senior reporter covering film, TV and the arts.
The other shoe has fallen in T.J. Simers' move from the Los Angeles Times to the Orange County Register — and his allegation that Times editors told him to stop mocking Frank McCourt so much. Plus he fills in details about his summer absence from the paper.
The New York Times keeps its web ads in the usual ad places and still looks like the NYT. Compare to what the LA Times lets its ad execs get away with.
Actually, for a limited time all the sports columnists are free. Simers aims a couple of zings at the LA Times in his OC debut.
Loved the headline on this morning's Los Angeles Times story about Elinor Otto, who began working as a wartime Rosie the Riveter in 1942. The kicker of the story is that, at age 93, she's still working in an aircraft plant.
This is from last week: Los Angeles Times editor Davan Maharaj and his number two, Marc Duvoisin, lavishing their praise on the emotional Sunday piece by Christopher Goffard and Rick Loomis.
All big newspapers face financial challenges, but only one turned the top of its page over to a video game bikini babe — on the same day the reporters are busy filling in details on a mass murderer who was obsessed with video games.
Los Angeles Times staff writer Anna Gorman posted her job change on Twitter.
This morning's memo to the staff from the top editors of the Los Angeles Times explains nothing about the past three months of official silence regarding the T.J. Simers situation. It's noted that the sports editor is not one of the editors to sign the memo.
According to USA Today, the acerbic sports columnist said he had an offer to stay at the Los Angeles Times, but likes better what he's hearing from the Register in Orange County.
Sources have erupted with gossip that Simers has been seen at the Orange County Register and will become a columnist there. He hasn't written at the Times since June, without explanation to readers.
Frantz was the Los Angeles Times managing editor who served as the top deputy when Dean Baquet was the paper's editor. Frantz followed Baquet out the door after a public dust-up with staff writer Mark Arax over the handling of a story on Turkey's genocide of Armenians.
It's not clear in Monday's LA Times story about the controversy over Airbnb rentals in Silver Lake that the editors realize that the neighborhood isn't a legal entity and doesn't have its own "officials."
Mark Walter, controlling owner of the Dodgers as chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, says he is exploring the prospect of buying the Times. It's not clear if he has taken any real steps or if the price would be right.
Blankstein will take his deep law enforcement contacts list to NBC as an investigative reporter based here.
Blogs on politics, science, sports and other topics are coming, with bloggers expected to add context to conversations already going on across the web. The Seattle bureau goes to Maria LaGanga.
There was a bunch of hail out in the Mojave Desert this afternoon — those were some mighty pretty thunderheads over the San Gabriels visible from the basin. But it's a long way from the Antelope Valley to the Susquehanna River.
There's no evidence that it would be cheaper than the California high-speed train, and plenty of reason to believe it would cost more. And besides, why spend $68 billion to subsidize the transport of the few who need to get from the East Bay to the West Valley in half an hour?
The LA Times did run an obituary right away on the passing of Jean Renoir in 1979. Then a couple of appreciations. Then Welles weighed in, says a copy editor who checked.
The Times newsroom just isn't the savviest place when it comes to using technology. For instance, a robot shovels headlines about trivial earthquakes onto the front web page without any reporter or editor deciding it is news. Often, it isn't.
Steve Wasserman, the former Los Angeles Times books editor, has some fun remembering his friend Orson Welles in a piece for the LA Review of Books. He tells how the Times in 1979 was about to drop the ball on the death in Beverly Hills of director Jean Renoir when Wasserman, then a deputy editor of the LAT's Sunday Opinion section, decided to somehow get in touch with Welles.
This morning's memo from LAT president Kathy Thomson, about a forthcoming web redesign, sounds like it's preparing the staff for more ad innovation: "We rethought how we present our journalism online and how advertising is integrated."
From Marc Ambinder, the Los Angeles-based contributing editor at GQ and The Atlantic.
An unhappy losing bidder is San Diego's Doug Manchester. Does this make him a serious contender for the LAT?
LAT puts staffers on the Garcetti beat, the Board of Supervisors, MTA and a new assignment to explore the use of power here and around California.
The Times' opinion side posted an opening Monday for a member of the editorial board, a fancy way of saying the person will write editorials and help decide positions
The new "director of data visualization" informs the newsroom that requests to create digital graphics for the Times website will have priority over graphics for the print newspaper. "Digital first" is the catch phrase — and the lede if you are still a paying customer of the Times.
Just what the acerbic sports columnist's current status with the LA Times is, no one who knows is saying. But he reportedly has a potentially climactic second meeting with the top editor and an HR rep scheduled for Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Times has made official what we noted back on June 18: Phil Willon has moved from the Riverside bureau to be the interim bureau chief in Sacramento. Plus more moves in Sacto and Washington.
Dolores Greer died at age 81 on the same day that reporter Bob Pool interviewed an autograph collector who was trying to find her. She was a busy fashion model in 1960 Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times headquarters in downtown LA will be owned separately from the newspaper — or sold — under the Tribune's new strategy. That makes the paper worth even less to a prospective buyer.
An LA Observed reader who has been watching the Los Angeles Times for decades — some of that time from sensitive perches inside the building — says today's Sunday LAT was the smallest in his memory. He found 60 pages of content, or 136 pages less than in the New York Times he also received at home here in SoCal.
Eric Garcetti knows his audience: When on HuffPost Live... Watch the whole interview here.
Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times, responded last evening to the Southern California museum directors who emailed a complaint yesterday about the firing of arts reporter Jori Finkel, who was laid off recently. Read Maharaj's response inside.
Buying Tribune newspapers is not on the front burner -- but possible, says the head of Koch Industries.
In a letter to editor Davan Maharaj, the heads of the Getty, Hammer, LACMA and a dozen other institutions call for reinstating the position that was occupied by arts reporter Jori Finkel.
Tribune Company announced today that it will spin off the newspapers it owns, including the Los Angeles Times. All of the other assets, including real estate, would stay with Tribune. This does not preclude a sale of the Times down the road.
The layoff winds I mentioned in my LA Times post this morning swept through the newsroom today. The editors called it "modest staff reductions" in a terse memo this afternoon.
With any redesign, like with a revamped restaurant kitchen, it's wise to withhold judgment while we get used to the changes and they figure out how to cook the new menu. Times staffers, meanwhile, are hearing new grim talk of layoffs.
Hofmeister is the latest former entertainment editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times to try her hand at crisis PR with Sitrick And Company. She was at the LAT for 17 years, first as a business reporter covering media and Hollywood. She later became editor of the Business section, then the assistant managing editor overseeing coverage of entertainment.
In February of 2011 — yes, 2011 — the LA Times won $35,000 along with the Selden Ring Award at USC. When one of the reporters began asking where's the cash, he got the run around. As of today, the final plans for the prize money remain less than transparent.
Los Angeles Times national editor Roger Smith is retiring and will be replaced by Kim Murphy, currently the paper's Seattle bureau chief.
The consultants for Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti talk to Warren Olney about what went right and what went wrong in the just-concluded race for mayor of Los Angeles — and John Shallman repeats his complaint that the LA Times coverage didn't help.
Nice headline from this morning's traffic... jam... attributed to the Los Angeles Times' Joseph Serna.
Before airing a documentary about the Park Avenue building where Koch and a lot of other rich people live, the president of WNET gave the mogul a call and offered to water things down. It didn't help: Koch still resigned from the station's board.
Nothing has changed, Tribune Company CEO Peter Liguori says in an email to staffers today: "No decision to sell our publishing assets is imminent." All the speculation about this or that potential buyer of the Los Angeles Times and the other papers "has been and is premature."
Gold will cover the money and politics beat for the WashPost. Before she started covering national politics and government, Gold covered the 2001 and 2005 races for mayor of Los Angeles between Antonio Villaraigosa and James Hahn and the City Hall beat.
With today's news about Angelina Jolie, Los Angeles Times reporter Anna Gorman revisits on the Times website her 2007 surgery.
The New York Times weighs in today on the fear and loathing among some in Southern California over the possibility that the libertarian Koch brothers might buy the Tribune company's newspapers, gaining control of the Los Angeles Times. "No formal bids have been submitted," the story notes.
DWP salaries and the union's role for Greuel. Mike Woo endorses. Gov. Brown will go after handguns. LA Times latest to drop "illegal immigrant" from style guide. Register's lack of diversity. Slate vs. Joel Kotkin. Press Club to fete Carl Reiner. And Vin Scully to honor Roz Wyman at lunch today.
No one knows how seriously the Koch brothers might want to buy the Tribune newspapers — or how they might run them if they did become publishers — or even what kind of buyer the Tribune board is looking for. (If any.) But liberal groups have been campaigning on the prospect of a Koch-led LA Times, and now the candidates for mayor and controller have signed on.
Dean Baquet, the former editor of the LA Times who is now #2 at the NYT, is at the center of a story about criticism of the leadership of executive editor Jill Abramson. "Just a year and a half into her tenure...Abramson is already on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom," says Politico.
Harold Meyerson, the former LA Weekly political columnist, argues in a Washington Post column that the choice of the next mayor is only the second-most important local question in Los Angeles these days.
Wilson was a Los Angeles Times art critic from 1965 until he retired in 1998, and the chief critic for 20 of those years.
Noel Greenwood was the editor in charge of local and California coverage at the Los Angeles Times during the 1980s and some of the '90s, I believe. He hired scores if not hundreds of the journalists who passed through the Times and went on to populate newsrooms around the world. Greenwood died today at his home in Santa Barbara of prostate cancer complications.
The Los Angeles Times editorial awards are a good window into which stories and efforts the editors liked last year. The awards can also reflect which journalists might be ascendant within the newsroom pecking order, and through the years have also been used to throw a few kudos to someone who is under-appreciated or nearing the end of a long career. Inside: This year's winners.
The Los Angeles Times announced this year's book prize winners last night at USC's Bovard Auditorium, on the eve of the Festival of Books held this weekend on campus at USC. Kevin Starr, the California historian and former state librarian, received the Robert Kirsch Award. He had won the LAT prize in history in 2009. List of winners inside.
California Watch and three LA Times staffers, including photographer Liz O. Baylen, were finalists for today's prizes. The national reporting Pulitzer went to InsideClimate News and there is a winner in fiction this year.
After the Times refers to the Angels losing by a point, a reader on Twitter posts: "Dear large-market newspaper, please familiarize yourself with the language of baseball. Please." Deadspin joins in the mocking.
Kate Linthicum, one of the City Hall reporters for the Los Angeles Times, had written about Alex Renteria two years ago for a feature on the opening of the building's newly opened Homeboy Diner. In Monday's paper she writes about Renteria again, this time as someone she had come to know and who became the subject of a tragic news story.
Gary Cohn, formerly of the LA Times, will write an investigative column. Plus: Variety falls for April Fools prank, LAT president promoted, Koch brothers and the LAT, Ellie nominations for Los Angeles and remembering the LA Examiner. Plus more.
Dan Turner was a member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board who wrote on a wide range of topics. He died Saturday at home in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed about two years ago. He had continued to write editorials and blog items for the Times' opinion section until taking a leave of absence only about a week ago.
The LAT is moving politics reporter Robin Abcarian over to be an online California columnist. Editor Davan Maharaj says, "Some of Robin’s columns will appear in print, but her primary mission is driving the digital conversation."
LA Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was in his hotel room at baseball spring training in Arizona last week when he started showing the signs of a transient ischemic attack. Dodgers head trainer Sue Falsone listened to the symptom then sent trainer Aaron Schumacher to get the cranky sportswriter to the emergency room.
Murder is way down, but the Times has decided to reactivate for the web the compendium of local murders that reporter Jill Leovy launched as a blog in 2007. The ideal candidate to write about murder "will bring keen storytelling skills and an ability to work with data to find themes and meaning. An interest in crime, detectives and the effects of violence on society is required."
Billionaire investor and philanthropist Eli Broad is joining in financier Austin Beutner's proposal to buy the Los Angeles Times and run the newspaper as a non-profit, the Hollywood Reporter says tonight based on sources.
"Unverified rumors that should be taken with a grain of salt if not a whole dollop," says the LA Weekly. But still worth reporting. The Hollywood Reporter claims to have more.
Jimmy Orr, the managing editor for digital at the Los Angeles Times, praises the staff in a memo regaling the biggest month yet for the Times website — and biggest traffic day for the LA Now news blog. Coverage of the Christopher Dorner pursuit was the big draw -- Orr admits the paper milked traffic by posting and tweeting early and often. — he credits an "assertive digital strategy used to cover the event."
Nice farewell note to the Los Angeles Times newsroom from Claudia Eller, the entertainment news editor and veteran of the Hollywood scoop wars who was announced today as one of three new co-editors who will run Variety. She opens with praise for her current editor, John Corrigan, and confirms the Times counter-offered.
It's an internal hire: Geoff Mohan, who has recently been the editor for state bureaus and the immigration beat. He was previously the paper's environment editor, among other jobs. Memo to the newsroom inside.
Saylor started his own public relations firm in 2007 after leaving Sitrick & Co., and before that was entertainment editor for the LA Times Business section. He oversaw the Pulitzer-winning stories on the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, radio payola and luxury detox by reporters Chuck Philips and Michael Hiltzik.
A memorabilia dealer on Amazon is offering for sale a thank you note signed by LA Times editor William F. Thomas, who retired 23 years ago. Price: about $37. Tip: You can get it cheaper on eBay.
The LA Times has been warning readers for more than a week that the daily primetime television schedule will disappear from the Calendar section next Tuesday. Now comes a memo explaining significant cuts in the space devoted to sports.
Los Angeles Times City Hall reporter Kate Linthicum has been deep into coverage of the race for mayor et al for months. She also finds time to pursue her after-hours gig as the vocalist and keyboard player for Basement Babies, a band that looks to be based around Echo Park, where she lives.
When he was the top guy at a media company, Sam Zell liked to hurl the f-word at his damnable journalists. The latest CEO of Tribune Company, Peter Liguori, appears to have more respect for his employees. His email today after a month on the job is full of praise for, you know, stories. Read the memo inside.
The LAT praise is better than lukewarm, but not quite love. Garcetti has "the most potential to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles out of its current malaise.... At this time, out of this field, he's the best choice." Also this: "It is hard to see how [Greuel] would rise to the challenge..."
If I'm the publisher of the LA Times, I probably reject the big ads for "Southland" right now and don't let images of cops with guns take over my website for a small amount of revenue.
Just count the ways in which you could not imagine this story taking up high-profile space on the front page of the NYT or WSJ, or in earlier eras of the Los Angeles Times. Jimmy Orr, the LAT's managing editor for digital, writes a 1,500-word first-person story talking about an episode from his previous life as a press spokesman for the George W. Bush White House — when he came up with the idea for a webcam featuring the Bush dog Barney.
The two top editors of the Los Angeles Times sent the staff a memo on Friday afternoon giving kudos to the team that scurried late Thursday to cover the late-breaking release of sexual abuse files by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Reporter Harriet Ryan is their star of story.
Eddie Lazarus has a been a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, as well as a some-time book reviewer and op-ed contributor to the Los Angeles Times. He also went to Yale with new Tribune CEO Peter Liguori, and perhaps most important he is deeply connected at the Federal Communications Commission.
The LA Times hires Daniel Miller from the Hollywood Reporter, per today's memo to the staff from the assistant managing editor for entertainment coverage.
At the end of the Los Angeles Times story about two young street muggers being hanged in public in Tehran on Sunday, there's a surprise.
As expected, the new board of Tribune today named Peter Liguori as chief executive officer. The company's press release is warm towards the previous CEO, Eddy Hartenstein, who goes back to being just publisher of the Los Angeles Times and head of the paper's media group. Here are the company-wide (and newsroom) memos from Liguori and Hartenstein, and the press release.
This one is open to staffers and non-staffers. "Someone who is as comfortable and proficient writing for the front page of the paper as for the Sports section," says the sports editor. "Skill in all aspects of digital journalism and a strong background in social media are required."
The fake stories and byline on the latest front page wrap around the Sunday LA Times are actually real, just old. 'Gangster Squad' grew out of a Times series, and the screenwriter is a former LAPD homicide detective.
Times columnist Bill Plaschke made a guest appearance yesterday on "Petros and Money," the talk show on Fox Sports Radio. His opening four-minute admiration of naked actresses, hotel room porn and especially the nudity of Helen Hunt in "The Sessions" has got the sports media chattering. Deadspin files the story under its "Gross" category and includes the audio.
With a new board of mostly entertainment industry types, and a CEO on the way who has been at Fox and Discovery, it seems clearer that Tribune will look to sell the newspapers. Whether that's good or bad for the LA Times, it's too soon to tell.
The Celtics lost Thursday to the NBA-best Clippers, but they did gain a new beat writer from LA.
Joel Sappell writes in the January issue of Los Angeles magazine about the harassment he and co-author Robert Welkos endured, and he talks to a key church defector who used to run intelligence for L. Ron Hubbard and was the chief "auditor" for Tom Cruise.
The Los Angeles Times ran a Sunday editorial urging people to recognize that the election on March 5 is a big one that could shape the future of the city for years to come. They're right, you know.
"We have implemented a number of protective measures to ensure each company has separate and distinct domains within the property."
Who is that woman exchanging grins with President John Kennedy in 1962 on Santa Monica Beach? The LA Times photo blog tells us.
I'm not sure this kind of corporate cheerleading helps the lousy newsroom morale at 1st and Spring streets, but praise and optimism is better than being threatened with cuts. No mention of the recent price hike at the newsstand or the proposed sale of the paper's one-time hope for the future in Orange County.
The newest technology business reporter at the Times is Chris O'Brien, who comes from the San Jose Mercury. The memo to the newsroom from Business Editor Marla Dickerson.
Nice line: Harbor Boulevard's architecture, "largely anonymous and inward-looking, is marked by a studied blandness...that recipe has produced on Harbor a feeling of unnatural civility — the architectural equivalent of a forced smile."
Federal regulators gave the go-ahead for Tribune Corp. to continue operating TV stations and newspapers in five markets where it holds both, removing a major obstacle to the Chicago company...
Many journalists in Los Angeles, and many more in the LA Times diaspora, remember Baron as the business editor at the LAT during the section's glory days and a contender for higher-level jobs even since he left for the New York Times.
Message to freelancers: sue the Los Angeles Times at your own risk. An arbitrator has awarded the paper $266,000 to cover the costs of defending itself against a suit by the longtime Hollywood photographer.
The Los Angeles Times went to the red ink on Sunday's front page for the opening story in a series on prescription drug overdose deaths.
A cheerleading note went out to Los Angeles Times employees yesterday from the paper's president, Kathy Thomson, announcing a new branding campaign ("How California Thinks") and a web page called Trending Now to lure readers to spend more time on the website. Plus assorted other digital items.
Murdoch isn't alone: Austin Beutner, the Register's Aaron Kushner and San Diego partisan Doug Manchester all are expressing interest in the paper, which could be sold soon after bankruptcy ends.
You might remember the motorcycle column and videos that Sue Carpenter did for the Los Angeles Times. She's heading to the Register, according to a newsroom memo this morning.
No, there are not 4.3 million immigrants in the city of four million, though the Los Angeles Times keeps saying there are.
Roxane Arnold is a senior projects editor who has been the lead editor on the Column One story that runs on the front page of the Los Angeles Times most days. Here's the newsroom email about her upcoming exit.
In the wake of Hero Complex blogger Geoff Boucher's departure from the paper, the LA Times has re-hired Chris Lee and moved Gina McIntyre over to be the lead writer and editor on the Hero Complex blog.
In 2006, an LA Times and Paramount promotion for "Mission: Impossible III" went awry. They settled with the federal government for $75,000.
Boucher, who left the Los Angeles Times earlier this month after clashing with his editor, posted the memo from Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle on Facebook.
The job opening was posted without explanation of what the vacancy may say about the incumbent deputy. The Times book department is down to three full-timers who all contribute reviews, features and blog posts, including this week's "Is creativity better in the nude?"
Immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo's opener of a three-part series this past weekend in the Orange County Register was a doozy. With illegal overland entry into the United States from Mexico getting harder and harder, immigrants increasingly turn toward the Pacific Ocean. On Oct. 1, she starts covering the Southwest for the LA Times from Arizona.
Philips is the former LA Times staff writer who left the paper shortly after editors fully retracted his 2008 story naming names in the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. He will break what he calls a new story Thursday via tweet.
"It is very strange and sad to leave the paper after 21 years but it is completely my choice," the ex-Calendar writer and comics blogger posts. "I'm going to gamble and bet on myself and what I've learned over these past few years with the Hero Complex success."
Following a blow-up with editors last month, high-level discussions and a Florida vacation could not keep the Calendar writer and Hero Complex blogger around. His exit has staffers and outside observers both talking about editor Davan Maharaj's choice of assistant managing editor over arts and entertainment.
The newest music writer on the LAT staff is Mikael Wood, most recently a freelancer for the paper and elsewhere. Here's the newsroom memo:
Catching up to this unusual Los Angeles Times correction from last week — a reader pointed it out to me today. Um, don't say someone declined to comment unless they actually did.
These internal moves at the Los Angeles Times aren't nearly as newsy as they used to be, either in LA or around the media biz. But still worth noting: Scott Kraft, the LA Times' former national editor and current page one editor, will now take a spin as the deputy managing editor for the front page, Column One and projects. In that role he succeeds Marc Duvoisin, who recently was named managing editor.
Zocalo Public Square likes to tape featured speakers answering a few personal questions in the green room before events. Carla Hall talks about her best friend, her dancing style, her last voicemail, the time she spent the night with a newborn elephant, and the TV show that got her to LA.
LAT columnist Michael Hiltzik argues that the anti-doping system "is the most thoroughly one-sided and dishonest legal regime anywhere in the world this side of Beijing," a position directly opposed to the case made here last week.
The reporters will be familiar to some in Southern California. Left unclear in the LAT memo is whether they are paid for by the Ford Foundation grant announced a few months ago.
Patrick Goldstein doesn't explain the end of his film column, but he seems to be defending how he went about it. The piece begins "When I began writing this column...
A news story in the LA Times calls the California Teachers Association "arguably the most potent force in state politics." But Times columnist Michael Hiltzik writes "Who really wields political power in Cal? Not the teachers union, but the 1%, and they want even more!" His Sunday column blasts Prop. 32, a conservative-backed measure to undercut union influence.
Marla Dickerson, currently the deputy business editor at the Los Angeles Times, gets the department's top job.
Leaving the Los Angeles Times staff is Dean Kuipers, recently the nightlife editor in Arts and Entertainment. Read his farewell email. Plus an editor joins Pacific Standard magazine, and Nieman Journalism Lab explains HuffPost Live.
Nice Column One story by the LAT's Kurt Streeter on confronting his fears of the water so he can help his two-year-old learn to swim.
It's Marc Duvoisin, currently the deputy managing editor for projects and enterprise. The newsroom's number two job has been open since Davan Maharaj was elevated to editor in December. Here's the memo.
The pop culture and deputy television editor of the LA Times' calendar section gets the newly created job of Books and Culture Editor. Press was a book critic for VLS as well as culture editor at the both the Village Voice and Salon.
Nick B. Williams Jr., a veteran Los Angeles Times reporter and editor who also was the son of the paper's former editor, died this morning in Texas at age 75.
These will be stationed in Business, and include yet another body devoted to coverage of entertainment industry awards and another covering TV, plus the return of a slot based in New York.
James Rainey has been covering media as a reporter since his bosses at the Los Angeles Times dropped his media column back in October. He will now post items to the paper's Politics Now blog, per Friday's note to the newsroom from national editor Roger Smith.
Not the best weekend to unveil a major new project, given the mass shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, but the LA Times is committed now. The paper has unveiled the promotion campaign for a five-part series on global population growth, by the journalists who produced the Pulitzer-winning Altered Oceans series awhile back.
Unfortunate extra letter on page A12 in the Las Vegas sheriff story in some print editions of today's Los Angeles Times. It was fixed in my print copy, but not in those of a couple of LA Observed readers who sent it in. Update: Times assistant managing editor emails.
Michael J. Ybarra, the longtime California freelancer who died recently in a fall near Yosemite, had a byline this week in the Los Angeles Times Calendar section.
Tribune's plan, endorsed by several of the company's largest creditors, would transfer ownership of Tribune Company — owner of the Los Angeles Times, KTLA and numerous other media outets around the U.S. — to a group of hedge funds and banks based in LA and New York.
David Savage, the Los Angeles Times' long-time Supreme Court expert in Washington, gets a nice pat on the back for his coverage of the health care ruling in this note to the newsroom from Deputy Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin. Interestingly, we learn in the email that the Times website had six alerts of various flavors pre-written to be sent once the news broke.
Hector Tobar loves this LA summer so far, and I agree. The news is that this is Tobar's last A2 column in the Times. He's going to the books desk to write about literary LA.
It's Paige St. John, who won the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting last year in Florida. Read today's newsroom announcement.
Friday's Sandusky convictions broke with plenty of time for the Daily News, Daily Breeze, Bakersfield Californian, Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee and even the Fresno friggin' Bee to go big with the nation's biggest news story. At the Los Angeles Times, the story landed on the inside LATExtra section, at least in some papers. Michael Schneider does the math.
Los Angeles Times web headline splits hairs on what it means to be "off the coast."
Los Angeles Times foreign editor Bruce Wallace is indeed leaving town for his native Montreal, as we noted last night. Nicholas Riccardi, whose exit we posted on Monday, will cover politics for AP. We have details.
The City Council has approved a $50,000 reward for information on the May 31 murder of chiropractor Robert Rainey at his office in Palms. James Rainey, the media writer at the Los Angeles Times, spoke this morning about his brother at a press conference at the scene. Watch the video.
Former Los Angeles Times editor Dean Baquet and his wife, the author Dylan Landis, were snapped recently while riding the subway in New York, where he is now a managing editor at the New York Times. "He is reading 'A Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot,' by B.C. Southam. She is reading 'Selected Poems,' by T. S. Eliot.," says the posting at The Underground New York Public Library.
Bruce Wallace appears headed back to his native Montreal to edit a policy journal. Meanwhile, newly retired LAT veteran Craig Turner has pointed analysis of the Laurie Ochoa and John Corrigan moves from earlier today, and criticism of LAT editor Davan Maharaj.
Business editor John Corrigan gets the AME slot for arts and entertainment, while Ochoa — the former LA Weekly editor who is married to Jonathan Gold — becomes Arts and Entertainment Editor reporting to Corrigan. TV critic Mary McNamara also gets a new title.
It was ten years ago today that Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch found a dead fish on her car. There was a rose in the fish's mouth and a note that said: "Stop." She took it as a warning about her reporting — and she was right. Her life now is all about exposing corruption, she tells the Hollywood Reporter.
Today's front or main news section of the Los Angeles Times has just 12 printed pages. That includes the two pages devoted to editorials and op-ed — and with the only content on page A2 a Steve Lopez column.
There's a new trickle of newsroom exits going on at the Los Angeles Times. The same day that editor Davan Maharaj announced that entertainment editor Sallie Hofmeister would be moving on, former Denver bureau chief Nicholas Riccardi sent his colleagues a nice if brief newsroom farewell.
Ever since Davan Maharaj became LAT editor, the newsroom has waited to learn whether arts and entertainment editor Sallie Hofmesiter would move up, leave or carry on. She's leaving. The Register's hiring of new media guru Rob Curley will create more buzz in the greater newspaper world.
This time I was included in the direct messages sent from the account of Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times and recent adopter of Twitter. "Hi someone is posting terrible things about you," the message said, with a link. Same as the last time Maharaj was hacked, about a week ago. Read latest
Davan Maharaj has only posted 26 tweets thus far — including two today noting that he has had to change his password.
The Houston Chronicle announced this morning that Los Angeles Times associate editor Randy Harvey is joining the paper as sports columnist. Harvey was a longtime sports writer, editor and columnist before becoming a masthead editor under Russ Stanton at the LAT.
The former Pulitzer winner at the LA Times elaborates for the first time on the paper's 2008 retraction of his story on the killing of Tupac Shakur, why he thinks the decision was wrong then, and what has happened in the case — and to him — since. The Times stands by its full front-page retraction of Philips' story.
Stan Lee was supposed to be the center of attention on the final day of the Hero Complex Film Festival this weekend in Downtown. But his people say the 89-year-old comic book icon is clearing his schedule. The festival will now end a day earlier, on Sunday. Read more
This tweaks the model for how to pay for big-city newspaper journalism. The Los Angeles Times, still one of the biggest newspapers in the country and by far the most potent in California, has accepted a $1 million grant to hire new reporters on selected beats. The money comes no strings attached, says the memo from editor Davan Maharaj. Read the memo
Admittedly, many Los Angeles Times print subscribers didn't know the Times still printed a magazine every month. Even some high-income Zip codes didn't receive it with any regularity. But now the magazine is gone again. Here's the memo from LAT president Kathy Thomson.
The Los Angeles Times is taking its newly vacant position of books editor in a somewhat new direction — emphasizing knowledge of pop culture and adding a focus on "California and the West" to the editor's job. The title is even being redefined to as "Books and Culture Editor."
Jon Thurber, the Los Angeles Times book editor since 2010, is leaving the paper at the end of the summer. He's one of the few remaining 40-year employees. The note from editor Davan Maharaj is silent on what Thurber may be going off to do, or on the future of the books staff. Read the memo inside.
Eli Broad speculates in ""The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking" — with a foreword by Michael Bloomberg — that the LA Times will be for sale once the Tribune's bankruptcy closes and says he's interested again. Broad is also now on Twitter and Facebook and has started to blog.
In another nod to the importance of what the paper does online, the Los Angeles Times is stationing veteran foreign correspondent Carol J. Williams on a desk in the newsroom to write for the paper's World Now blog.
"Our Daily circulation results, which now reflect inclusion of Hoy, showed The Times’ largest reported increase in more than a decade. Our total Sunday circulation was up for the third consecutive ABC Statement and reached the highest level reported since September 2009."
Some days after the 1992 riots had begun to calm down, LA Times editors selected some of the staff's writers to produce first-person stories about what the violence meant to them as Angelenos. On Saturday, the Times ran fresh pieces from Patt Morrison, Elaine Woo, Greg Braxton and, sitting in for George Ramos — who died last year — Hector Tobar. They are good — go read them.
Peter Hong was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times who, he writes today, got his newsroom job because of the 1992 riots that tore up Los Angeles after the acquittal of white LAPD officers in Simi Valley. His career "roughly covered the rise and fall of newsroom diversity." Now he's a deputy to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Trying to get a handle on highlights from the Los Angeles Times, KPCC and other sources.
Unlike the Pulitzer Prizes, the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes had no reluctance about giving awards to fiction books on Friday night.
Shooting the Times places "near USC" is actually five miles away in Baldwin Hills. The LA Times building itself is closer to the campus. For whatever reasons, grokking the inner map of Los Angeles is just not an LAT strength.
The two disturbing corpse photos from Afghanistan that the Los Angeles Times published today were the least gruesome of the 18 that the paper received from a solider in the 82nd Airborne, reporter David Zucchino said.
At the Times website, editor Davan Maharaj and national editor Roger Smith took part in a live chat with readers this morning. "At the end of the day, our job is to publish information that our readers need to make informed decisions," Maharaj said.
The paper was shut out in the Pulitzers (or beaten by the Huffington Post, if you prefer) but columnist Steve Lopez and photographers Carolyn Cole, Brian van der Brug and Francine Orr were finalists.
After readers on Twitter objected to the wording of this tweet, Los Angeles Times editors send out a fix and tinkered with the story headline that fed the post....
Some mainstream media websites seem willing to publish just about anything to squeeze a few more clicks out of visitors.
I doubt that the Angels paid to have their web ads show up in the LA Times' online gallery of photos from yesterday's mass shooting of college students in Oakland.
On the night the Dodgers sale was announced, I noted how it was unfortunate that the LA Times website was a little behind the news after baseball writer Bill Shaikin...
This morning's Los Angeles Times quietly returned to using the "By" on story bylines — and went back to the simple datelines that newspapers used for generations before Tribune's innovations guru got confused.
Ann Brenoff, a senior writer at the Huffington Post, recounts the day three years ago when she was tapped on the shoulder to be laid off as the Hot Property...
After this week's layoffs, the group started in 2008 has grown to 153 members.
James O'Shea, whose short span as editor of the Los Angeles Times bridged the eras of Dean Baquet and Russ Stanton, writes in a piece for Nieman Reports that if he had it to do over, he would totally reorganize the paper's news-gathering.
Craig Turner confirms that he stepped forward for a buyout and will be retiring from the Los Angeles Times.
The involuntary layoffs in the Los Angeles Times newsroom that began last night are rolling through the ranks today, falling hardest on the features floor downstairs from the main newsroom.
Longtime health writer Shari Roan gets a call at home to tell her she's out, plus Laurie Ochoa joins The Hollywood Reporter and Slate's Culture Gabfest is in town. And more.
After a decade of retreat, the Times' California editor announces today the paper's "reoccupation of Orange County."
When Jonathan Gold returns to the Los Angeles Times this month, he will be both food critic and columnist.
The Times also kills its standalone Food, Health and Home sections and puts that content together in a new Saturday section.
The headline meant to suggest that Kobe Bryant's divorce is going ahead despite the appearances of a public Valentine's Day kiss.
In a change, the winners of this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be announced at a public ceremony in USC's Bovard Auditorium on April 20.
A food blogger for the Village Voice misread our latest post on Jonathan Gold and wished Gold the best of success at the LA Times, saying that LA Observed confirmed the move. Except, of course, we didn't.
Los Angeles Times watcher Patrick Frey, who blogs as Patterico, has been waiting years for America's most-quoted so-called "man on the street" to finally break into the pages of his favorite (not) newspaper.
Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Patrick J. McDonnell tells a horrific story in his online tribute to the New York Times' Anthony Shadid.
The popular and respected food writer Jonathan Gold was spotted shaking hands in the Los Angeles Times building yesterday. The buzz is that he will rejoin the paper shortly after his upcoming Gold Standard tasting event, but the Weekly would like to keep him.
The Times wants two reporters to cover the Vietnamese and Korean communities in the West, while KPCC is still advertising for a co-host of the soon-to-be Latinoized Madeleine Brand show.
In the long legal fight over Sam Zell's dubious use of employee funds to acquire control of Tribune, the good guys have won, more or less.
That's $212.9 million in professionals' fees since Sam Zell's Tribune Company slipped into bankruptcy court in 2008, plus another $17.8 million in lawyers’ expenses.
Geraldine Baum's farewell note to the Times newsroom reminds you what a collegial family a newspaper is to its inhabitants
It seems the web people at the L.A. Times forgot that certain tags pop up when a mouse rolls over a photo on the paper's site.
No, the Los Angeles Times acknowledges in a For the Record item, the late oil legend and Los Angeles power player Armand Hammer was not also a "baking soda tycoon."
The Wrap just announced it has created the position of Executive Editor and filled it with Lisa Fung, most recently the online editor for arts and entertainment at the Los Angeles Times website.
Being attacked these days isn’t the result of saying something badly, "it’s the result of saying anything at all," Los Angeles Times op-ed columnist Meghan Daum writes in a long essay on the instant commentary (and abuse) culture so prevalent online, including and perhaps especially at LATImes.com.
Charles McNulty's year-end lookbacks "demonstrated anew [the paper's] curiously constricted view of the importance of the other LAT — LA theater."
Heikes is the former LA weekly editor. Read the memo on the new Sacto reporter.
He can't write yet about the reason, but it came as a surprise, Padgett says.
he Los Angeles Times has tapped Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey to revamp the Top of the Ticket politics blog with cartoons and commentary.
With the last American troops crossing out of Iraq into Kuwait tonight, the L.A. Times photo blog Framework has posted an impressive gallery of images from the war.
In its story tonight about editor Russ Stanton stepping down, the Los Angeles Times introduces in the fourth paragraph the idea that the "mutual decision" to leave comes amid dissension over more newsroom cuts. Did the axe man lose his stomach for more cuts?
Russ Stanton, who stepped down today as editor of the Los Angeles Times, sent this note to the staff. A note from LAT president Kathy Thomson follows.
The Times story says simply that Russ Stanton "will step down as the editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 23," and that Managing Editor Davan Maharaj will take over the top newsroom job.
Today, like every other day this year, artist Erik Shveima will interpret what he sees on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and post his drawing on his blog.
Tom Petruno, the longtime markets columnist for the Los Angeles Times, said back in September that he would be leaving the paper right around now to try out some other pursuits.
LA Observed readers have known since October about the Westside Pavilion store shutting down.
Only off by a couple of letters. From LATimes.com.
The Atlantic Wire picked up my post from last night remembering — with photographic evidence! — the time when Mark Willes commissioned a sniff test comparing the smell of his L.A. Times with other papers.
Ex-LAT staffer Laurie Winer reviews Jim O'Shea's book and recounts the Sam Zell years in a piece titled "Zell to L.A. Times: Drop Dead." Subtitle: On the Dismantling of a Once Great Newspaper.
The lobby will host Thursday lunch chats once a month with L.A. Times journalists.
Readers of the LAT's Fabulous Forum sports blog voted Sandy Koufax the greatest figure in Los Angeles sports history.
KPCC ventures into the mud with the local councilman, Eric Garcetti.
Times editor Russ Stanton reportedly held meetings on Wednesday to announce the merging of some departments and the expected layoff of 10-20 staffers.
The daily circulation of the printed Los Angeles Times was 572,998 in the latest audited numbers released today. It used to be well over a million, at the paper's peak.
Man in Smurf costume shot leaving Halloween party.
James Rainey will no longer write a media column for the Los Angeles Times, but will continue to cover the media as a reporter for the arts and entertainment desk. Read the memo.
Current and former employees of Tribune have agreed to accept $32 million to settle a class-action suit over their Employee Stock Ownership Program funds that became part of Sam Zell's takeover of the Tribune Company.
Either L.A. Times copy editors took the morning off, or that's a very special tree that a man became trapped in down in Orange County.
Times employees were filled in this afternoon in an all-staff email from president and chief operating officer Kathy Thomson.
Lorraine Ali is the new pop music editor for the Los Angeles Times, where she began writing for the longtime pop music editor Robert Hilburn.
In Sunday's New York Times, it was hard to miss the bylines that were once among the top-billed names at the Los Angeles Times — plus an ad for Jim Newton's book on Eisenhower.
Diana Marcum, a freelancer for the Times since 2010, is joining the staff as Fresno correspondent while the agriculture writer is leaving for Reuters.
Lolita Lopez is a Harvard graduate and former sports anchor and reporter at WPIX. Also: Shane Goldmacher to leave LAT.
The girls' father is "one of history’s biggest and most sought-after drug lords," Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Los Angeles Times veteran pressman and blogger Ed Padgett says the forecast for fall is bad, and worse in the long run if you like the printed paper.
A bit over a month since Mark Heisler was excused as the Los Angeles Times' NBA columnist, his byline showed up on a story in the New York Times on Mikhail Marinovich. A few days before the LAT ran a story.
Steven Gellman says he was fired for objecting to the paper discontinuing magazine delivery to less desirable Zip codes.
After years using the paper's website to push Republican talking points, Malcolm will take his blog to Investors Business Daily.
Grahame L. Jones, the Los Angeles Times' longtime soccer writer, was among the last of the 40-year newsroom presences. He began on the news side as a reporter and editor...
The same week that parent Tribune asked the bankruptcy judge to approve bonuses for 640 managers, Los Angeles Times employees received an email saying they will not accrue vacation for the rest of 2011.
Add Faye Fiore, a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times based in Washington, to the list of those taking the paper up on the offer to leave this week.
A marquee foreign correspondent, the markets columnist and the soccer writer are moving on, while talk heats up about a rival L.A. news operation.
Richard Cooper goes back to the 1960s at the Los Angeles Times, for much of the time the key deputy in the Washington bureau who held things together on big national stories and crises.
Former NBA columnist's comments on earlier sports deadlines are interesting,
The latest monthly memo from online managing editor Jimmy Orr says that the L.A. Times website is now the second most-read newspaper site in the country.
Los Angeles is "is only beginning to realize the impact" of L.A. Times layoffs and other media cuts on civic life, the mayor says.
The plaque identifying a Linotype machine (used to set type in the old days) and the plaque on the last "hot type" plate used on Times presses were switched.
Longtime Hollywood photographer David Strick is suing the Times and Tribune for using his photos 500 times.
L.A. Times photographer Barbara Davidson comments at the paper's photo blog on the stunning image she shot of a refugee and her child. It ran last week on the front...
The current wave of departures from the Los Angeles Times newsroom isn't nearly over.
Mis-attribution of quote on anonymous political novel is cited.
A note from Assistant Managing Editor Henry Fuhrmann reminds copy editors that "Latino should be used in nearly all contexts."
Susan Salter Reynolds and Richard Rayner will continue the book columns that the Los Angeles Times recently dropped in its cost-cutting of freelancers.
The paper's award-winning pro basketball writer sent along this write-up of his experience going into the Times to check out after 32 years in Sports.
Did the L.A. Times' Barbara Davidson lock up another Pulitzer with yesterday's front-page photo of a Somali mother and child in a Kenyan refugee camp?
There's some newsroom grumbling over timing.
Baghdad Bureau Manager Salar Jaff was among those let go last week.
Environment reporter Margot Roosevelt's note to the newsroom tells the story. Plus another exit, and Tim Rutten's KCRW appearance.
The veteran LAT columnist talks to Warren Olney about being laid off.
One of the Los Angeles Times newsroom veterans who found today that she was laid off is Jane Engle, an assistant editor in Travel who has written a lot for the Travel section.
NBA writer Mark Heisler is out, according to a source.
All book-related pieces will now be done in-house, part of another cost-cutting move at the paper. Among those out of a gig: Susan Salter Reynolds, a former staffer who had...
Reporting extended from Mexico to Bell to the Bronx, says the memo by Times editor Russ Stanton.
After the Rodney King verdict riots in 1992, George Ramos wrote a first-person piece in the L.A. Times that began "Los Angeles, you broke my heart. And I'm not sure I'll love you again."
A sudden flurry of high-level meetings and grim faces this week at the Los Angeles Times has people in the newsroom on edge again. But stats are up at LATimes.com.
Future installments will look at the former LA Times owner's "interlude as 'emperor of the Pribilofs,' his military atrocities in the Philippines, his bitter legal battles with the Theosophists, the Otis-Chandler empire in the Mexicali Valley, the Times bombing in 1910, the notorious discovery of fellatio in Long Beach, and Otis’s quixotic plan for world government."
Bob Drogin, a longtime foreign and national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, will be the deputy in Washington. Read the memo.
L.A. Times Metro features editor Nita Lelyveld is returning to local reporting and posted a request on the city desk's public Twitter account.
Brand X, the Times' somewhat youthier culture and events publication, is ceasing publication with today's issue.
Philips, whose story about an attack on Tupac Shakur, was "fully retracted" by the L.A. Times in 2008, says new information corroborates his original story.
Metro reporter Scott Gold will focus on stories about "the scientific and technological breakthroughs of the modern era" — and also earthquakes. The challenge of the beat will be to...
Reader Daniel J.B. Mitchell has noticed more newspapers using the Captcha service to prevent abuse of the forwarding option on stories. Sometimes the words it comes with are amusing. Or in this case, from the L.A. Times website, just unintelligible.
Willman, a Pulitzer winner for the paper in 2001, is the author of the recent "The Mirage Man," about the suspected perpetrator of anthrax attacks that killed five. Read the memo.
Next to go from the L.A. Times blogroll is apparently The Daily Mirror, copy editor Larry Harnisch's look back at stories and photos out of the Times archives.
L.A. Times media columnist James Rainey tweets an open question about AOL Patch.
Todd DeStefano, who resigned in January as the Coliseum Commission's long-time events manager, "collected tens of thousands of dollars in private payments from liquor and soft drink companies, television and...
Outposts will drop from the L.A. Times blogroll due to "committee" decision, blogger Kelly Burgess says in her final post.
Randall Roberts is moving over to fill the pop critic spot at the Los Angeles Times that was vacated recently by Ann Powers. Read the memo.
Variety columnist Brian Lowry has a bad reaction to Sunday's Calendar story in the L.A. Times about the current cycle of action heroes in films being more impressively muscled than in previous rounds.
The Robert Redford myth that refuses to die, this time in the Los Angeles Times.
The LAT explains why it didn't, the NYT says why it did, plus revelations on how the L.A. Times got the story in the first place.
Tracy Weber details getting some of Schwarzenegger's victims to talk days before the election in 2003, but wonders if it mattered.
The City-County bureau concept is coming back again, with longtime staff writer Rich Connell in charge.
Eddy Hartenstein remains publisher of Los Angeles Times Media Group, but has appointed former Times executive Kathy Thomson as president and chief operating officer of the paper.
L.A. Now commenters now have to sign in via Facebook. It's part of the battle to contain comment trolls and racists and raise discourse to at least the fourth-grade level....
The first day of the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC on Saturday had nice weather, brisk book sales as far as I could tell, and a decent sized and mellow crowd.
I guess the lede from Friday night's Los Angeles Times Book Prize ceremony is that Jennifer Egan and "A Visit From the Goon Squad" won in fiction over Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom."
The L.A. Times opinion page has canceled the Sunday roundup of editorial cartoons that Joel Pett has done for six years-plus.
Video shot by a staffer, plus my KCRW column for tonight congratulates the paper on getting past the Sam Zell era's talk of demise.
The Times' staff gets the public service medal for uncovering the corruption scandal in the city of Bell, and photographer Barbara Davidson wins for her images of the victims of gang violence in Los Angeles.
One of the main pieces in Good magazine's new issue on Los Angeles is Dave Greene's examination of the L.A. Times after a decade of Tribune ownership and four years...
L.A. Times Seoul bureau chief John Glionna, his driver, interpreter and another reporter rolled up the windows in an SUV, closed the vents and drove toward the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
John Lippman, editor of the Company Town report, is moving his family to New Hampshire to work at a small newspaper that isn't on the web in a town that's not obsessed with Hollywood.
LATimes.com broke its own new records for page views (195.2 million) and unique visitors (33 million) in March.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is at USC this year, pushed back a week to April 30 and May 1.
David Lauter is moving to be Tribune Washington bureau chief, and Ashley Dunn takes over as California editor of the Los Angeles Times — basically the point editor on all local, regional and state coverage. Read the memos.
Ruben Vives, once illegal, got a green card and a college job at the L.A. Times. Then he got his chance at being a reporter.
By one way of looking at combine print and online local readership, the Los Angeles Times came in second to the New York Daily News.
John Montorio, the former features editor at the Los Angeles Times, will be named the top features editor of the newly AOL-ized Huffington Post.
Ann Brenoff writes on the L.A. Times op-ed page that "without question, the recession changed my life for the better."
Times does a terrific job on its community college investigation, but lets the college trustees off the hook in Tuesday's election.
Resignation email from Calendar's Maria Elena Fernandez says 'I cannot work under these hostile work conditions anymore."
Bert Fields, Maria Elena Fernandez, Charlie Sheen and Amy Wallace, Lesley McKenzie and more.
Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, blogs at the magazine's site that a quote used by LAT columnist Tim Rutten has an unusual origin.
The Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism comes with a $35,000 prize.
L.A. Times photographer Luis Sinco and staff writer Raja Abdulrahim crossed into Libya on Wednesday to report on the clashes there.
The Los Angeles Times picked up this year's Polk in local reporting for those stories on corruption in the city of Bell.
Powers, the LAT's pop music critic since coming from Blender in 2006, will join NPR Music and switch to contributor status at the Times.
L. Ron Hubbard in 1950; crowd at Dianetics seminar in L.A. the same year. The Daily Awl has posted a story today revisiting and giving credit to the ground-breaking 1990...
Lisa Richardson, an L.A. Times editorial writer from 2006 until recently, has joined the staff of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as Senior Deputy for Communications.
Tom Unterman, the venture capitalist and former chief financial officer of Times Mirror who engineered the company's 2000 sale to Tribune, has been having discussions around town about starting a non-profit journalism venture that would partner with the L.A. Times on investigative and other projects.
I can't help but notice the detailed nature of the criticism leveled at the Times' adoption of "value-added" measures as its metric of choice for rating teachers.
Last week's very pointed academic criticism of the Los Angeles Times' work on teachers rankings has finally gotten a repsonse from the paper.
Jimmy Orr, the deputy editor for LATimes.com, is getting the promotion to managing editor, online.
Russ Stanton's Saturday morning email to the bureaus and the newsroom names lots of names.
Cathleen Decker will oversee all aspects of Los Angeles Times national campaign coverage between now and November 20102.
Sean Gallagher, the editor in charge of the online product at the L.A. Times since late 2009, is leaving the paper for the United Kingdom.
Carla Hall has already joined the editorial board on the second floor, and Sandra Hernandez will be starting shortly.
Steve Lopez's lead on tomorrow's column: "What do 'tea party' beauty queen Sarah Palin and U2 guitarist the Edge have in common? Nothing..."
Times' controversial "value added" project is called a disservice worthy of an apology by Colorado researchers. The LAT spins it otherwise.
"The sight of its people losing their fear of the police state will inspire others across the Middle East," reports the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
When freshly assigned New York Times' newspaper beat writer Jeremy W. Peters called more than a month ago to talk about the decline over time of the Los Angeles Times, I never quite became clear on his rationale for writing that story now. I'm still not.
Instant classic Steve Lopez column in tomorrow's L.A. Times. A tipster dropped me a line the other day to say she'd spotted an infamous former public official in Huntington Beach,...
Sylvia Bursztyn created Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times for 30 years. She was found dead of natural causes in her Granada Hills home on Dec. 30, according...
The L.A. Press Club is creating a Public Service in Journalism award and giving the first one to Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, the lead reporters in last year's Los Angeles Times . stories on corruption in the city of Bell.
The L.A. Times website is running a traffic-inflater from one of its web partners: the 50 best women's butts in sports.
Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein sent a memo to the staff this afternoon reporting that the paper will end 2010 with "improved operating cash flow over the prior year," and listing the year's high points.
Sallie Hofmeister, assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment coverage at the Los Angeles Times, says in an email sent a few hours ago that she wants her Company Town entertainment bloggers to be more "surprising or interesting."
LAT film columnist and Big Picture blogger Patrick Goldstein announced last night that he will be expanding his portfolio and adding James Rainey as a co-blogger.
I can't say it never happens, but it doesn't occur very often.
Robert J. Lopez, the night cops reporter at the Los Angeles Times, just tweeted the sad truth.
Let's hope Steve Lopez didn't really mean to say "west of the 10 freeway."
David Lauter, the assistant managing editor for local coverage at the L.A. Times, responded this afternoon to critics of the paper's stories on the deaths of children who had been under the care of the county's Department of Child and Family Services.
An ever-louder chorus of complaints is being heard about coverage of child deaths and the county's Department of Child and Family Services by L.A. Times reporter Garret Therolf.
Christmas is coming early to the good folks at the Los Angeles Times. Not only is owner Sam Zell conceding he won't be active in a post-bankruptcy Tribune Company, I'm told that the Times is getting back operational control of the Tribune Washington bureau.
As of January, the magazine now called LA will be available to any subscriber who opts in, with a redesign.
A piece in the November issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine starts out sounding a little bit like Silverton's financial reversals weren't already big news two years ago, but the story goes on to look at what's been going right at the Mozzas and elsewhere.
A federal judge in Illinois ruled in favor of former L.A. Times newsroom staffers who used over the handling of the employee stock ownership plan used by Sam Zell to get control of Tribune Company.
The L.A. Times headline more than doubles the fee hike proposed by the president of the University of California.
Dan Neil's farewell email when he left the Los Angeles Times for the Wall Street Journal last Febuary gets a thorough parsing at Lifehacker.
The L.A. Times looks at 14 polls released in the final 10 days of the campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate and says the one that came closest to the final numbers was — ta-dahhh — its own LAT-USC poll.
Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle threatened to shut out the media, and look how fast the blackout hit LATimes.com.
Jim Newton, the former editorial page editor at the Los Angeles Times, is about finished with his biography of President Dwight Eisenhower and will be coming back to the paper with an Op-Ed column starting in December, just in time for the city election cycle to ramp up.
The L.A. Times website this morning has been featuring a blog post by Andrew Malcolm trumpeting that, based on a new Gallup Poll, Republicans are "poised to reap historic gains...
An L.A. Times editor disputes that the paper mischaracterized watchdog Michael Gennaco regarding Sheriff Lee Baca helping a donor.
Robert Niles, a former editor at the Los Angeles Times who also was editor of USC's Online Journalism Review, writes at OJR that he has canceled his print subscription because continuing to pay for a copy "was an act of co-dependence for sick and troubled organization."
Read the email from Michael Gennaco claiming that a Times reporter mischaracterized his position and his words.
That does buck the industry trend, as they say in the story, but the overall numbers are nothing to cheer about. The Daily News' Sunday circulation sits at 97,000; the daily average is 89.093.
The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times are reporting that embattled Tribune CEO Randy Michaels has decided to resign, and that LAT publisher Eddy Hartenstein will be one of four executives tapped to run the company.
Rebecca Keegan and Nicole Sperling are joining the L.A. Times movie staff, writing for print and online. Read the memo.
Barbara Demick and Megan Stack, who are both staff correspondents in the Los Angeles Times Beijing bureau, have each picked up nominations in the non-fiction category of the National Book Awards
Marjorie Miller, the former Los Angeles Times foreign editor and correspondent who since 2008 has been an editorial writer, will move to Mexico City as Latin America and Caribbean Editor for the Associated Press.
I've been receiving email all day about this. So has the L.A. Times. Now the paper's Readers' Representative blog explains why gantlet is the correct term.
This house ad for the Los Angeles Times awards season coverage is unintentionally funny, given that there are bloggers in this city with more experience and higher standards than some...
Media reporter David Carr's takeout in the New York Times on Tribune's boorish corporate culture under Randy Michaels and Sam Zell is the kind of story that gets media types across the country tweeting late into the night.
The Los Angeles Times may have decided to be a Republican mouthpiece when it comes to political blogging, but the editorial page has endorsed Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer.
The Times has been working with the LAPD and sheriff's department to ensure good data and today launches a new feature mapping crime across the city and a substantial part of the county.
Several smaller papers around the country today joined the Los Angeles Times in running a fake front news page to promote NBC's new show "Law & Order: Los Angeles." LA Observed readers react.
From today's Los Angeles Times corrections page, plus a reaction tro the latest NBC ad to wrap the paper.
NPR media reporter David Folkenflik devoted six minutes to the Los Angeles Times reporting on Bell and the related media coverage issues in a piece for Weekend Edition.
The body of Rigoberto Ruelas, a 5th grade teacher at Miramonte Elementary in South Gate, was found near his car in the Angeles National Forest.
L.A. Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein and USC just jointly announced that next year's Festival of Books will be moving from UCLA, where it started and was held for 15 years.
The Los Angeles Times's controversial database rating LAUSD teachers based on test scores has been a big online traffic draw.
The weekly entertainment listings section put out by the Los Angeles Times is now more of a Times Community News operation.
The next shock for Times readers could be an upcoming ad campaign for "Law and Order: Los Angeles" that Variety says again blurs the line between editorial and advertising, similar to previous ads in the Times for "Southland" and the King Kong attraction at Universal Studios.
Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a forthcoming film set mostly at the Chateau Marmont, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. LAPD chief Charlie Beck said the...
The L.A. Times has rightfully been receiving a lot of credit for its disclosures of the corruption in the city of Bell (and probably too little criticism for enabling the...
The L.A. Times obituary on Paul Conrad, one of its most recognized names ever, didn't quite tell all.
Tami Dennis, health and science editor at the Los Angeles Times, is getting new Tribune-wide responsibilities and the title of vice president of health content for Tribune Company.
A quick search for LA Observed on the L.A. Times website found four mentions this year, all on blogs. That's fewer links than LA Observed provides to LAT stories on a typical day.
For decades, Paul Conrad's cartoons in the Los Angeles Times were conversation starters, debate shapers and eyeball attractors. He was one of the paper's best known journalists, the one sure to draw the longest lines at book signings and other public appearances.
LA Observed columnist Bill Boyarsky, writing for the second time on the teacher effectiveness series that has been getting so much attention for the Los Angeles Times, argues that the debate over the stories is being over-simplified.
Might be fun for somebody to go back and look at which print columnists and which Dodgers-hypers in broadcast media bought into the myth that the McCourts were a return to O'Malley-style family ownership.
With time clocks a foreign concept in the Los Angeles Times newsroom, a top editor sends out a memo reminding the staff that everyone must be trained in the new "time and attendance system."
The Wrap has posted a story saying that an announcement on former Disney CEO Michael Eisner "becoming the chairman of the Tribune Co., is imminent."
Deborah Vankin has been the editor of Brand X, the L.A. Times weekly section on stuff to do.
Just came across this piece with NBC 4 News Conference host Conan Nolan talking in some depth with Doug Smith, the data analysis editor who led the Los Angeles...
New memo on how the time clocks idea is going to work at the Los Angeles Times.
Sam Zell's plan to emerge from bankruptcy "has unraveled in the wake of an independent report concluding that talks leading up to the company's 2007 leveraged buyout bordered on fraud," the Chicago Sun-Times reports today.
Superior Court Judge Hilleri J. Merritt committed "an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech" violating the First Amendment when she blocked the L.A. Times from publishing a courtroom photo of a murder defendant, the state Court of Appeal ruled.
Board of Education member blasts the story, while a nationally respected author has praise.
Yesterday, Sheriff Lee Baca was refusing to let the L.A. Times see eight boxes of documents on the killing of Ruben Salazar, the former Times columnist who was the news director at KMEX when he was killed by a sheriff's tear-gas projectile fired into a bar during East L.A. protests in 1970.
Superior Court Judge Hilleri G. Merrit upheld her order barring the L.A. Times from publishing a courtroom photo of a murder defendant whose picture has already been in the media.
A reference to a Gold Rush miner in a Los Angeles Times column hot-links to a topic page on the metal band Rush.
Peter Hong worked with and admired Eric Malnic, the reporter and editor who worked at the Los Angeles Times for 47 years, bridging the Otis Chander and Sam Zell era.
Some of my email correspondents have been having some fun with this in today's L.A. Times Business section
The URL on an L.A. Times blog item about anti-Semitism in California is long and ugly as such web addresses often are, but this one is revealing because it contains the phrase "embargoed-until-9-am-tuesday." The item was posted by the Times at 8:12 a.m.
My KCRW column this evening gives kudos to the Los Angeles Times for its city of Bell reportage, but also notes that high salaries there were possible in large part because the Times stopped covering small cities like Bell over the last decade or so. Plus media notes.
Op-Ed columnist Gregory Rodriguez observes in the L.A. Times today that even as the number of illegal immigrants has been dropping fast, the rhetoric of America's haters gets more and more nasty.
Eryn Brown will be the paper's general assignment science reporter, though she won't be one of those newsroom specialists who brings expertise to a beat.
Oops. The link on the Jobs & Employment headline of the Los Angeles Times home page right now goes to the paper's obituary page.
The AP quotes scientists ordering "endocrinology" on that old ship unearthed in New York.
The Times' website refers to a fire on Bronson Avenue in Hollywood as in "the Hancock Park area of the Hollywood Hills."
The LAT website moves Gladstone's up the highway to Malibu.
Julie Makinen, who left the Los Angeles Times awhile back to live in Hong Kong as deputy business editor of the Asian edition of the International Herald Tribune, is returning as movie editor on the LAT entertainment desk.
Well, you can't say the Los Angeles Times isn't fully embracing its odd and increasingly controversial strategy of going partisan Republican — and only Republican — in its national politics blogging.
Jon Thurber had been one of the Los Angeles Times managing editors, but only for the past year or so. On the books desk he replaces David Ulin, who recently...
Well, if you mean the movie, it's way "Despicable." An ad for the new movie "Despicable Me" covers the top and bottom of the Los Angeles Times Calendar section —...
For two reasons I'll be opening my Los Angeles Times early tomorrow.
Former LAT feature writer Roy Rivenburg zings a few parody arrows at the paper's current word stylists (and editors.)
That four-page ad for Universal's King Kong attraction in the Los Angeles Times this morning really drove the Los Angeles County Board of Supevisors, well, ape.
This time the full-page ad designed to fool readers for a few seconds is a mock version of the LAT Extra section — using the real nameplate and date but...
A number of Facebook "friends" have surfaced recently claiming to be employees of the Los Angeles Times, but with little other info on their profiles — and always a young woman's photo.
Ed Padgett posted on his blog a bit ago: "I return to the Los Angeles Times at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and will meet with management tomorrow to discuss or clarify what content can be published online."
Gold, the former City Hall reporter, now covers media, primarily television, in the Los Angeles Times New York bureau.
On page 12 of today's Lakers special section in the L.A. Times, J.C, Penney congratulates the Lakers and offers a free replica of the championship trophy to customers who make a $50 purchase of NBA merchandise.
With the Downtown Los Angeles pressroom overworked, the Los Angeles Times has quietly sent crews back to Costa Mesa to fire up the recently shuttered Orange County presses. There are...
Publisher Eddy Hartenstein made a statement this morning about the production problems at the Los Angeles Times lone-remaining printing plant that led to most papers being delivered late today — and some being delivered without a Sports section or news of the Lakers championship.
Many problems with the Los Angeles Times presses last night and early this morning — with numerous breakages of the pressroom web — and some papers are still just being delivered.
Book editor David Ulin moves to book critic. No successor immediately named.
With some Jewish leaders now acknowledging the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, former Los Angees Times reporter Mark Arax recounts how his story on the subject led to his 2007 exit from the paper.
What is it about real estate items and the Los Angeles Times?
In case you were wondering why the Los Angeles Times is the only big newspaper that pays a full-time staffer to blog partisan attacks on Obama and the Democrats — and not exactly sophisticated attacks — you're not alone.
The giant printing presses off the 405 freeway in Costa Mesa that were a key part of the Los Angeles Times' failed plan for West Coast domination have run for the last time.
Phil Willon has covered City Hall for the L.A. Times, with an emphasis on Mayor Villaraigosa, for two years. He's going back to Riverside.
L.A. Times stops the presses on John Wooden but misses almost a third of papers.
Friends of longtime Los Angeles journalist Jerry Clark are saying he died yesterday, possibly of a heart attack
Ted Green's post for the Los Angeles Times sports blog called Your Guide to Hating the Celtics used to say of Paul Pierce, "By the way, Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times."
Joint LA Times-USC polling rolled out in a series of weekend stories.
Rachel Abramowitz is leaving to to work on "Outlaw Country," a new FX show she wrote with her husband.
The Los Angeles Times Media Group on Thursday announced that it "restructured" the entertainment division of its advertising department, naming three new vice presidents. The most interesting part was buried...
Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times is among the journalists selected to spend the year at Harvard and attend Nieman Foundation for Journalism reunions forever after. She "plans to...
The Orange County Local News Network was a partner of the Los Angeles Times, working out of the Times' offices in Costa Mesa and doing hyper-local coverage.
Dean Baquet, the Washington bureau chief at the New York Times, will rotate through the managing editor chair for two months this summer.
For the LATimes.com story on Indiana Republican congressman Mark Souder resigning in tears as he discloses an affair with a staffer, I especially like that the related links robot came up with a theater review for "The Whipping Man."
Being saddled with Tribune Company technology has held the Los Angeles Times website back through the years. I'll assume that's what happened here. The "related stories" list with tonight's City...
Saturday night's game at Dodger Stadium had a 7 p.m. start time, did not go into extra innings, and only lasted 2:52 according to the box score. Yet it wasn't in the Times.
Turns out the crossword puzzle the Los Angeles Times ran in today's Calendar section, titled "Last Dance," was a repeat of the puzzle that ran two Sundays ago.
LAT Editor Russ Stanton wants to fix the record on embedded e-commerce links, and fresh info on the Bill Dwyre column on Pat Tillman.
Regarding that Bill Dwyre column on Pat Tillman that I mentioned over the weekend, sharp-eyed readers noticed that the original phrase Dwyre used — that Tillman was "murdered by guys on his own team" — has been changed to "killed by guys on his own team."
The Los Angeles Times will begin selling e-commerce links in selected stories and blog posts — but not in news stories or columns — as "both a reader service and a revenue opportunity for the company," editor Russ Stanton announced to the newsroom in a memo that also changes the comment moderation policy.
If you're the Los Angeles Times and you want to go top of page one with a story attacking the credibility of the mayor, you probably shouldn't misspell credibility in the headline deck.
This morning's Los Angeles Times carries a correction to that Op-Ed piece from last week that stated the LA logo on the Dodgers cap sprang from team executives and a...
Some of today's printed Los Angeles Times editions carry no report on last night's Kings' playoff game, which started early about 7 p.m. and, though it went into overtime, ended with a Kings win at 10 p.m. — well within the Saturday night deadlines of previous years.
Who knew opera could be so contentious? Fan Rip Rense reams LAT critic Mark Swed for not reporting on loud booing, while a heckler who interrupted a lecture on the Ring Festival was almost evicted by Zev Yaroslavsky.
Last night's Dodgers score didn't make it into this morning's Los Angeles Times Sports section, at least the printed version that many subscribers get — just as predicted when the...
On Saturday morning, the Culinary Historians of Southern California are hosting a discussion on "the heyday of the Los Angeles Times Food section." Former Food section stalwarts Betsy Balsley, Donna Deane, Rose Dosti and Barbara Hansen will be on the panel at the Central Library in Downtown.
The L.A. Times editorial board on Sunday explained its approach to this year's upcoming election endorsements. In recent years, The Times' editorial page has most often endorsed Democrats, but we...
Thursday's Los Angeles Times story on the indictment of a L.A. Unified official for allegedly funneling district business to his company rightly credits an earlier Times investigation that exposed the conflict of interest. What isn't mentioned is that the reporter was laid off last year.
CEO Randy Michaels has sent every Tribune staffer — that takes in the L.A. Times and KTLA, among others — an email reminding them that they there are no strict dress codes, unneccesary rules or retaliation for speaking up. Oops...on that last one, people at the Times may have to disagree.
Remember: Pacific Daylight Time resumes its rightful place in the natural order of things on Sunday.
It's come to this. The Los Angeles Times website seems now to think the Silver Lake section of L.A. is a city unto itself.
Each member of the county Board of Supervisors gets $3.4 million a year to spend on pet projects and doesn't have to account for it to the public — or share much info at all, according to a Times story.
Satirical website Not the LA Times challenges readers to spot which ads really did appear on (or wrap around) the front page of the Los Angeles Times, and which are merely inspired by the paper's stumbles in the crazy world of innovative ad-editorial separation.
It's a wrap around the real L.A. Times front page this morning, arguably not as bad as last year when the paper sold an actual story spot on the real front page.
Sure was strange to see the Los Angeles Times lead the Calendar section with a big photo and Kenneth Turan review of "Alice in Wonderland" on Thursday, instead of the usual Friday. The reason for the change, according to a soft-section insider at the LAT, is that the ad department sold Disney two front-of-Calendar spots for Alice ads in Friday's paper.
The goal, as he tells KCET blogger (and KPCC reporter) Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, is to diversify the public radio audience.
T. Christian Miller won for ProPublica stories on how insurance coverage for private contractors in war zones "had become a boon for companies and a disaster for those who relied upon it for treatment and death benefits."
Randall Roberts gave notice at the Weekly yesterday, and sources say he has been hired to be music editor at the Los Angeles Times.
Noel Greenwood, the LATs retired Senior Editor, says the suggestion that earlier deadlines are an improvement is nonsense.
The Wall Street Journal-bound L.A. Times auto critic and columnist sent his farewell message to the newsroom this afternoon, saying he'll miss the place and the people.
After hearing complaints from readers, the L.A. Times made some fixes to its tinkering with the format last week. Apparently the readers also asked that the Times stop covering the Clippers, because Saturday night's game wasn't in the paper..
The surprising L.A. Times headline today that Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services would "no longer strive to reunite families" proved to be a bit too surprising....
Neil was the Los Angeles Times' Pulitzer-winning automobile columnist who sued Sam Zell and Tribune over management of the paper.
In a pretty transparent bid to attract more web "interaction," L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez recently asked readers of the Times website to vote for their "worst Angeleno of all time." And of course it got gamed.
For some reason the weather forecast on the Los Angeles Times home page right now is calling for snow and says the temperature is 37 degrees.
Four newsroom staffers move around, plus a new Dodgers blogger and today in LATExtra.
It was less than a year ago that the Los Angeles Times surprised readers by doing away with its long-lived local news section. Today it's back, sort of — in...
On Tuesday we begin to find out how well L.A. Times editors have been able to contain the damage from the latest management order to cut costs — by moving to some of the earliest news deadlines in town and trimming story lengths. Read the latest memo.
When ESPN staffed up its local operation in Los Angeles, it hired several staffers from the Daily News and Los Angeles Times. The result has been some promotions and hiring at those papers.
The Dodgers blog by Variety TV writer-editor Jon Weisman that moved into the Los Angeles Times stable a year ago is going to ESPN.
I have to wonder if the Times' near-total surrender of its award-winning tradition of covering a major local industry — cutting-edge science — helps explain why the New York Times beat the locals on the apparent suicide of a world-class Caltech scientist.
The open spot goes to Deirdre Edgar, the L.A. Times' national copy desk chief since 2006. Memo to the newsroom from Editor Russ Stanton goes into some changes in the job.
The non-profit investigative reporting outlet ProPublica has grabbed Sebastian Rotella, a 23-year reporter at the Los Angeles Times who most recently was doing national security reporting in the Tribune Washington bureau.
Josh Meyer is leaving after 20 years for a gig at the nexus of journalism and academia. Here's his exit note to the newsroom.
I'm told that L.A. Times photographer Carolyn Cole was packing in her Brooklyn apartment within fifteen minutes of the first quake bulletin. How she got to Port-Au-Prince.
The L.A. Times has photographers Carolyn Cole and Rick Loomis on the ground in Haiti.
Metro desk reporter Mitchell Landesberg is the new religion writer at the Los Angeles Times. More staff moves in the memo from Metro honcho David Lauter.
ESPN columnist Rick Reilly began at the Los Angeles Times in the same year as his friend and sports colleague Mike Penner. Reilly and his wife helped Penner make the transition to a new identity as Christine Daniels.
Great Los Angeles story in the L.A. Times: there are several waiters who sandwich in deli shifts at Langer's by day then head over to the Fairfax area to work Canter's at night.
L.A. Times editor-at-large Jim Newton is now teaching a course in journalism ethics at UCLA, part of his appointment as a senior fellow in the School of Public Affairs. In...
LATextra is the name of a British magazine for latex fetishists.
Twenty paragraphs into a sob story about Hawaii's lack of Republicans, you find out the governor of seven years is one.
An email to LA Observed from a Los Angeles Times insider I trust says that, in recent weeks as the latest moves involving new deadlines to accommodate the Wall Street...
Today's moves at the Los Angeles Times are about the financially stumbling paper selling the prime time on its Los Angeles presses to the Wall Street Journal, forcing much earlier deadlines on the Times itself.
Here's the newsroom memo from L.A. Times Editor Russ Stanton about staffing for LATExtra, the section made necessary by the early deadlines that will flow from the of the Costa Mesa printing plant.
Mark has the rundown over at LA Biz Observed on the latest Los Angeles Times restructuring to keep the place running. In closing the Orange County printing plant (and casting...
The Times columnist begins this week as a contributor on "SoCal Connected" on KCET.
Eric Bailey will be communications director of Consumer Attorneys of California.
It's the blog's seventh annual compilation of "bias, omissions, and distortions" at the paper they call the Dog Trainer.
Tuohy won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1969 for his coverage of the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times.
Not too many shrinking media outlets have the chutzpah to hire a few days after laying off people, but the new Los Angeles Times isn't shy about announcing its changing...
ESPN's new Los Angeles website does have, as rumored, columnist J.A. Adande, plus former Daily News sports staffers Tony Jackson and Ramona Shelburne, Steve Mason and John Ireland from ESPN...
Today is departure day for some of the Los Angeles Times staffers who were laid off this week or who retired and/or took buyouts. Arts reporter Suzanne Muchnic sent a...
The Daily Beast's Jacob Bernstein is the first writer who wasn't a friend to put together a somewhat lengthy examination of the months leading up to Mike Penner's suicide. In...
A federal judge in Chicago today ruled that key parts a lawsuit by current and former Los Angeles Times employees can proceed against Tribune Company chairman Sam Zell and the...
Confirmations are coming in on Los Angeles Times newsroom staffers who were laid off in yesterday's new wave of staff cuts, or who are taking buyouts to get the heck...
Those on the list are starting to get the word. Elina Shatkin, who wrote for Calendar and The Guide, posted on her Twitter and Facebook feeds that she was tapped...
This went up on the Times' Readers' Rep blog late Friday. I just saw it. Excerpt: He has reported from more than 50 countries, beginning in Nicaragua in the mid-1980s...
Muchnic is retiring from the arts beat at the Los Angeles Times after 31 years. At least, she's leaving the staff. She will continue to contribute as a freelance arts...
Krekorian goes back to Sacramento, Art Torres gets a raise, another reporter move at the Times and City Hall's beacon shone last night. More news and notes after the jump....
The Los Angeles Times has moved Metro's religion writer, Duke Helfand, to cover health on the Business staff. Some of you will remember Helfand as a City Hall reporter for...
Here's the new addition to the Los Angeles Times I alluded to in the previous post: an investigative reporter in Sacramento. Tonight's memo in the newsroom from David Lauter, the...
In the last installment of their survey of each other, most former Los Angeles Times newsroom staffers polled say they expect their old paper to fold — just 16% expect...
Leo Wolinsky, an editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times for 31 years, has been named editor of Daily Variety, "encompassing both the L.A. and Gotham editions," the trade...
Yes, Claudia Eller will still be digging for scoops in Hollywood. But she's shifting to also help manage the other reporters for Company Town, the L.A. Times' entertainment news operation....
In the second part of a survey of recently formered newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times, almost all say they have health insurance — but mostly due to COBRA...
This won't come as good news for the Los Angeles Times staffers who are worried about losing their jobs in the coming cutbacks. The ex-staffers behind The Journalism Shop did...
Assistant Managing Editor for Arts and Entertainment Sallie Hofmeister tonight announced the second recent hire to fill openings on the L.A. Times entertainment team. We told you about Steven Zeitchik...
Jamie Gold worked in the Readers' Representative's office at the L.A. Times for ten years, since 2001 as the main liaison between readers and the newsroom "on questions of accuracy,...
Sad news at the Los Angeles Times website about one of their own. Mike Penner, the veteran sportswriter who in 2007 and '08 was known publicly as Christine Daniels, was...
Here's a hire that will be closely scrutinized and dissected, no matter who gets it: the LA Weekly is looking for a replacement for Scott Foundas. The L.A. Weekly is...
The Los Angeles Times has revised and reorganized its guidelines from last March that staffers are supposed to follow on social media networks. Political advocacy is still out, for instance,...