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norm-pearlstine-lat-jc.jpg 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.

Soon-Shiong to staff: 'In awe of your talent'

pss-to-newsroom.jpg "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.

LA Observed Notes: Soon-Shiong era at LA Times begins

times-staff-toadts-duginski.jpg 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.
cathleen-decker-lat.jpg The LAT also loses sports reporter Lindsey Thiry to ESPN and previously lost White House correspondent Brian Bennett to Time.

LA Observed Notes: Gaza to El Segundo, Kilauea to Burbank

century-plaza-construc.jpg A shooting on camera. A local news paywall. Media notes, media people, selected tweets and more.

LA Times editor addresses pay gaps ahead of lawsuit

jim-kirk-latimes.jpg With the newsroom threatening a class-action lawsuit, Jim Kirk memos the staff.

Soon-Shiong moving LA Times home to El Segundo

possible-lat-elsegundo-hq-twitter.jpg 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.

Guild at LA Times learns harsh reality of the pay gap

lat-salaries-graphic.gif 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.

Trump comes calling on LA rush hour: what do we call it?

macys-eagle-rock-rabe.jpg LA Observed Notes: Christopher Hawthorne defects, Pomona mourns, Soon-Shiong goes to the Gridiron, media moves and much more.

Soon-Shiong assures LA Times staff it's going to be OK

soon-shiong-smiling.jpg 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."

Mid-week notes: Janice Min, the LA Times and a big move in Sacramento

janice-min-recode.jpg Plus: Valentine's Day cards written by LA Times staffers. Web-only crime series from KNBC. Media notes and more.

LA Observed Notes: Times' new owner is a coastal land baron

schiff-silver-lake.jpg Plus: Bed bugs in the library, more bad newspaper news, media moves and selected tweets.

KPCC names Megan Garvey as managing editor

megan-garvey-kpcc.jpg Garvey had been the top digital editor at the LA Times until the Tronc purge last year.

Dr. Soon-Shiong diagnoses the illness

greenberg-Soon-Shiong.jpg Steve Greenberg cartoon captures the new buyer of the LA Times.

Read the memo: NYT grabs a top editor from LA Times masthead

kim-murphy-lat.jpg Some in the Los Angeles Times newsroom had hoped that Kim Murphy would become the editor in chief once Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over.

Letter to the LA Times newsroom from Patrick Soon-Shiong

soon-shiong-512-tw.jpg 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.

Soon-Shiong deal for LA Times goes through, Levinsohn returns*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The deal for $500 million will close in April. The Times publisher was cleared by an internal investigation.

Patrick Soon-Shiong may be close to buying LA Times

soon-shiong-smiling.jpg 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.

LA Observed Notes: Long reads, short reads and more

arax-wonderful.jpg 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.

Kirk in as LA Times crisis cools a bit

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Latest editor arrives and even gets some applause, just as a new disagreement breaks out in public over a high-profile investigation.

LA Times to get new top editor on Monday

jim-kirk-latimes.jpg 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.

Home-schooled in civics

official biz sign2 - Copy.jpg Ellen Alperstein: Being a good citizen, my parents taught me, makes America greater.

LA Times 'prince of darkness' strikes

lewis-dvorkin-lat2.jpg 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.

LA Observed Notes: Guild vote isn't even the top LA Times story

women-march-garcetti.jpg 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.
ross-levinsohn-la-times.jpg NPR reveals an alleged backstory on Ross Levinsohn that has the newsroom in a major uproar. It's especially painful for gay reporters.
joe-frank-sq.jpg Frank, the KCRW legend, died at 79. LA Times heads for another big disruption and loses a reporter. Layoffs coming in LA media.
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