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POTUS here but should be lightest Obamajam yet

la-traffic-file-art.jpg The Times won't tell you because, one, it doesn't know LA as well as it should and, two, it hypes to attract web eyeballs.

T.J. Simers being cross-examined in LA Times suit

simers-register-pic.jpg Trial continues in the retired sports columnist's $18 million claim of age discrimination and retribution for writing critically about the publisher's friends.

Buyout offer now official at LA Times

lat-front-page-100515.jpg Almost everyone on staff at least a year can apply but there is a big inducement to leave for those eligible to retire.

Valley and Sacramento push back at Beutner firing

austin-beutner-coastalcc.jpg Two more letters to Tribune Publishing ask for a locally run LA Times. Plus: Joe Mathews writes Beutner was building a media-political entity that could be the future.

LA Times hires again, this time in Washington bureau

sarahdwire-twitter.jpg Sarah D. Wire, now the Washington presence of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will cover the California delegation online.

In advance of buyouts, LA Times still hiring

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for latimes-sign-sideview.jpg The Times added a new business writer, grabbing the managing editor of the LA Business Journal. Read the memo.

LA Times buyout offer delayed

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg It's a companywide initiative to cut costs at Tribune Publishing and might now be a few weeks off. Meaning exits during the holidays.

Times of our times: Publishers on parade

1967masthead.jpg How the Los Angeles Times displays its roster of publishers has changed as the job has become a more short-term proposition.

John Myers named Sacramento bureau chief for LA Times*

john-myers-twitter.jpg Read the memo: Myers is the California political and government editor at KQED in the Bay Area and a longtime Sacramento media hand.

Deputy managing editor shifts to digital at LA Times

latimes-com-front-grab.jpg Scott Kraft, a former foreign correspondent and national editor, will "identify, shepherd and polish the top stories of the day" for the Times website.

Soon-Shiong also now interested in buying LA Times

soon-shiong-forbes.jpg Report is that LA's richest person is "seriously considering" a bid but has not contacted Tribune. Not that the Times is even for sale.

LA Times editor: We must 'accelerate our evolution,' drop some news*

davan-maharaj.jpg Davan Maharaj memo declares it's a new, more digital era. Those considering the upcoming buyout will read it closely.

She hated life as a young female editor at the LA Times

jezebel-lat-graphic.jpg Devon Maloney was pop music editor for four months, then quit to freelance. "My colleagues gave me no enthusiasm or positivity."

T.J. Simers gets his day(s) in court

simers-register-pic.jpg The trial of former sports columnist T.J. Simers versus the L.A. Times is underway. As if the paper doesn't have enough trouble these days.

LA Times turmoil: the view from New York and Chicago*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg Tribune Publishing chief Jack Griffin talks to the NYT and his own Chicago Tribune. Beutner blamed for poor financial performance.

Trib's top shareholder drawn into fight over LA Times

latimes-mirror-bldg.jpg Bruce Karsh has held discussions with Eli Broad and others, says Crain's Chicago. Also a new examination of the LA Times' not-good situation by Newsonomics' Ken Doctor.

Tribune Publishing to LAT buyers: Drop dead

trib-statement-grab.jpg Board issues an unusual statement saying Los Angeles is important to the company's future and giving the CEO a vote of confidence.

Nicco Mele lands at USC Annenberg center after LA Times

nicco-mele-usc.jpg He was the LAT's big digital hope but followed Austin Beutner out the door. Also: LA's Board of Supes and a new online petition call for local leadership of the Times.

Chicago imposing deep new cuts on LA Times, report says

Tribune Pubishing wants to reduce editorial expenses by about $10 million and 80 positions. That's a big hit.

LA Times tries a daily politics newsletter

sign-up-page-lat.jpg Essential Politics so far looks as if it will aggregate Times coverage of the presidential campaign and other politics news, with some narrative and analysis tying items together.

LA Times battle: now a stare-down between Broad and Tribune?

broad-at-museum-site-gl-dtn.jpg Analyst Ken Doctor says the fight for Times control is still on and has some intriguing wrinkles.

Former LA Times publisher calls Beutner firing 'tragic, reprehensible'

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Tom Johnson says in email to Austin Beutner that 'Your strategy was exactly what The Times needs in this rapidly changing media world.'

Los Angeles Times of 1999 compared to 2015

repoters-notebook.jpg Look what the newspaper boasted about 16 years ago — and look at what's gone.

Broad, Villaraigosa, Riordan sign protest letter to Tribune

open-letter.jpg More echoes of the early Tribune years in LA: open letter signed by 60 leaders backs Austin Beutner.

Next out: LA Times senior VP and chief of staff

simril-lmu.jpg "I believe that this world class city deserves a world class paper," Renata Simril says in her exit email. Nicco Mele is said to be next.

LA Times loses White House reporter and VP of communications

Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Also: Ken Doctor writes this may not be the end of Austin Beutner's and Eli Broad's efforts to acquire the Times.
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