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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
Ellen Alperstein: Being a good citizen, my parents taught me, makes America greater.
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.
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