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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.

LA Times goes outside and to sports for digital honcho

aon-center-from-wgc-kr.jpg Stephen Miller led FoxSports.com and CBS Sportsline. There's also talk of more hires and moving the Times offices, possibly out of downtown.

Holiday lights

LAT front2 12-8-17 - Copy.JPG The print edition of the Los Angeles Times often bears advertising stickers on the front page. Today's was particularly newsworthy.
lat-guild-signs-newsroom.jpg Plus two weekend pieces examine Harvey Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, and Pulitzer talk for Ronan Farrow.

Disney cancels ban on working with LA Times

Mickey-mice-disney.jpg This happened a little bit faster than I expected. Hope there's no deal involved.

LA Observed Notes: Shame on Disney, a runner writes and more

LEPPER-SOCIAL.jpg The scandal that won't go away. An LAT columnist apologizes. Job movies, an invite from the New York Times and other media notes.

Read the memo: LA Times top editor warns staff about union

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg "Here are some other facts you may want to consider as you decide whether or not to unionize."

An LA Times union is a good thing

latimes-buildings-from-city-hall.jpg The news that union organizers are signing up workers at the Los Angeles Times, once a fierce anti-union bastion, is a fascinating footnote to the history of a city once dominated by the paper.

Eli Broad retiring from public life 'right now'

eli-edythe-broad.jpg Broad chooses the New York Times for announcement that he wants to spend more time with his family and "catch up on my reading."

LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions

lewis-dvorkin-2013.jpg 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.

LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare

academy-museum-sphere.jpg Coverage of the movie mogul's professional demise, many media notes, a union surfaces at the LA Times, selected tweets and more.
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