Ellen Alperstein: After six years and two trials, the jury delivers a jaw-dropping verdict in former sports columnist T.J. Simers' lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times.
One of the most interesting moments in Sewell Chan's talk to Los Angeles Times alums was prompted by a question from Bob Rawitch, a retired Times editor who had been responsible for suburban news coverage.
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.
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