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LA Times sale rumor comes from Rupert Murdoch

latimes-from-2ndstreet.jpg Murdoch's Friday tweet about Eli Broad being close to acquiring the Times set off a media scramble. "Could well happen," Ken Doctor concludes.

New LA Times buyout names on farewell day for many

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg Arts and Culture Editor Kelly Scott, Books Editor Joy Press, City-County Bureau Chief Rich Connell and education editor Beth Shuster join the brain drain. Plus five more photographers.

Columnist Sandy Banks is taking the LA Times buyout

Sandy-Banks-zocalo.jpg "It’s time for a new chapter," says the Times' longtime columnist and most prominent African American journalist. "I don’t know what lies ahead."

Buyout list at LA Times 'makes you want to cry'

jean-merls desk.jpg "This gives painful dimension to the loss of knowledge and wisdom that Los Angeles is about to face."

LA Times printing plant land put up for sale

latimes-olympicplant.jpg Chicago's Tribune Media wants to cash in on the hot real estate market in downtown Los Angeles.

LA Times buyouts: Lead Paris reporter, higher ed reporter and more

henry-chu-twitter.jpg Henry Chu, Larry Gordon, Bret Israel and Martha Groves are among the new additions to the confirmed buyout list at the Los Angeles Times.

THR delivers a hit to LA Times entertainment coverage

thr-grab-11-18-15.jpg Joe Bel Bruno jumps from the LAT's Company Town team to lead breaking news coverage at the Hollywood Reporter.

LA Times forming Spotlight-ish investigations team

Spotlight-team-movie.jpg "We are looking for energetic journalists with proven records of digging deep into matters of public interest," editor Davan Maharaj says.

LA Times editor note to buyouts: 'We will miss you'

davan-maharaj.jpg Add Carol Williams, the longtime foreign correspondent, to the names of LA Times buyout takers.

List of Los Angeles Times buyout takers starting to mount

jean-merls desk.jpg Politics writer Jean Merl, sports writers Chris Dufresne and Chris Foster, national writer John Glionna, food columnist Russ Parsons and fashion critic Booth Moore are among those leaving.

Revisiting Mike Penner and Christine Daniels

Former LA Times sports editor Randy Harvey remembers his friend and colleague in the context of Houston's vote over transgender use of bathrooms.

Jury awards T.J. Simers $7.1 million from LA Times

simers-register-pic.jpg Wow. This caps an interesting day for the LA Times. When you go to trial, anything can happen.

Closing arguments in Simers suit against LA Times

Thumbnail image for simers-register-pic.jpg The six-week trial is wrapping up with the ask for damages dropping -- to just $12.3 million.

Outside funding of LAT stories an issue*

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg The Washington Post looks at the relatively new Los Angeles Times practice of accepting money from nonprofits, including Eli Broad's, to help fund education reporting.

Beutner's praise of journalism pros sounds good

bill-300.jpg The best part of Austin Beutner’s talk at Columbia was his praise for experienced journalists and his appreciation of the skill their trade requires to cover complex institutions such as Los Angeles city hall.

Bill Dwyre first LA Times columnist to say he's going

bill-dwyre-fb.jpg Former sports editor announced to horse racing writers that he is retiring. Plus: Updates on the buyout and the T.J. Simers trial.

Austin Beutner at Columbia Journalism School (video)

austin-beutner-columbia-gra.jpg After listening to Beutner make his case now a couple of places, I'm starting to think that his firing as publisher of the LA Times might turn out to be a real tragedy for the paper.
beutner-reliable-sources.jpg Austin Beutner makes a weekend appearance on CNN's "Realiable Sources," and KPCC examines if Eli Broad bought the LA Times.

LA Times buyout memo: 'We will get through this'

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The paper's California editor says "we are confident we can rebuild a Metro newsroom that continues to focus on agenda-setting journalism, watchdog reporting and aggressive coverage."

Beutner gets an invitation to Columbia

columbia-beutner-invite.jpg Fired LA Times publisher Austin Beutner will speak on "the future of newspapers" a week from today at the Columbia Journalism School.

Judge admonishes Times managing editor in Simers trial

simers-register-pic.jpg Plus look who is on T.J. Simers' legal team: Stephen Glass.

More dysfunction at Tribune newspapers*

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Executives at the LA Times and San Diego Union-Tribune say Chicago told them to make the financials look worse than the executives believed.

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.
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