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Patrick Soon-Shiong buys into Tribune Publishing

Patrick_Soon-Shiong_wikipedia.jpg He becomes the second largest shareholder, vice chairman of the board, and Michael Ferro's defense against a takeover by Gannett.

Tribune Publishing sending its IT jobs to India

jean-merls desk.jpg About 200 staffers would be laid off, a report says.

LA Times squeezed out of hosting its own awards shindig

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Wednesday's staff party is cancelled because the Times could not, or did not, secure the room in its own building.

Report: Sasha Frere-Jones left LA Times under a cloud

Sasha-Frere-Jones.jpg The Wrap says that newsroom gossip is true about a strip club expense account, a free trip and more.

Gannett increases its offer for Tribune*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The offer is now $15 a share plus assumption of debt, for a total value of $864 million.
nikkifinke-320-dh.jpg Clearing the desk of media moves, observations and other items.

Tribune Publishing slides toward parody

michael-ferro-yt.jpg Ferro's secret plan to monetize his new toy includes LA Times bureaus in Lagos, Moscow and Mumbai. But nothing for LA or California.

Steve Lopez channels Trump on California

donald-trump-tux.jpg We have a very beautiful state here. Absolutely beautiful.

Variety hires last LA Times Europe correspondent

henry-chu-variety-grafic.jpg Henry Chu is the trade's new European Bureau Chief. He took the LAT buyout last fall.

Sadly for LAT, this might be worst Tribune yet

michael-ferro-grafic-chicago-mag.jpg Ferro might be the illegitimate offspring of Sam Zell and former Freedom Communications CEO Aaron Kushner.

Beware: Ferro has magical plans for LA Times

michael-ferro-yt.jpg More revenue than you've ever seen. Artificial intelligence. Revolutionize the strategy. Piece of cake.

Would Gannett dish off LA Times to a local buyer?

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Sounds like mostly wishful thinking, since the prospect of Gannett management won't cause much excitement.

LA Weekly's Maddaus to Variety and more media notes

broad-iris-corner.jpg 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.

Two newspapers, two approaches to Pulitzer brags

lat-pulitzer-grab-320.jpg 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.

LA Times wins Pulitzer for coverage of San Bernardino shootings*

Pulitzer-Prize-logo.jpg The Times swarmed the story from the start and the effort pays off.

LAT photographer charged by Ventura County

ricardo-dearatanha-lat.jpg 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.

LAT TV writer jumps to The Wrap and other moves on the beat

collins-doty-thewrap.jpg Longtime TV reporter Scott Collins will be TV editor, and Michael Schneider joins Penske Media. Plus more.

LA Times taps HuffPost reporter to cover race & justice

jaweed-kaleem-325.jpg Jaweed Kaleem covered religion for HuffPo, where he had been for five years.

Change of plans: Freedom papers going to Digital First*

oc-register-bldg.jpg Tribune's high bid is rejected after a federal lawsuit and temporary restraining order. Now on to the judge to decide.

Cartoonist Ted Rall sues LA Times for defamation et al*

ted-rall-cartoon-nyo.jpg Former freelancer is back looking for vindication.

Justice Dept. files lawsuit to block Register sale to Tribune

latimes-building-from-above.jpg The civil antitrust lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order to block last night's auction results.

Tribune Publishing wins OC Register bidding*

oc-register-bldg.jpg LA Times parent puts up the most money, but questions remain.

U.S. throws wrench into LAT's bid for the Register

ocregister-newsroom-nyt-ma.jpg A letter from the Justice Department warns of antitrust concerns if Tribune Publishing were to acquire Freedom communications at auction.

New editors, hires on Calendar side of LA Times

la-rr-brenda-rodriguez-marc-bernardin-sarah-ro-001.jpg Moves announced today are follow ups to the buyouts last year in which something like 90 senior staffers left the paper.

Tribune and Digital First bid for the OC Register

ocregister-newsroom-nyt-ma.jpg A third bidder may yet join the auction but a sale could close by the end of the month.

A Hollywood scholar's appreciation of the LAT's Susan King

classic-hollywood-grab.jpg King's weekly Classic Hollywood column, ending today, put the spotlight on films, people and books that otherwise would go unnoticed and unheralded.
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