I'm glad the Times has returned to its long tradition of including theater coverage every Friday, but the new column would benefit from a clarification of how it operates.
Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.
Ross Levinshon concludes his first week in the news business with a rah-rah note to staff and some good news for users of the Times' website. Read it here.
More bullet points: LA Times' million-dollar publisher. The big business of the American quinceañera. Media people doing stuff. A Manny Ramirez sighting.
Today's Bullet Points include a KPCC investigation of donations to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the vermin problem at Canter's, the Village Voice drops print, some LA media people notes and more.
A subscriber's wish list for the new L.A. Times regime.
Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.
Tronc has pushed out Los Angeles Times editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and replaced him with new publisher Ross Levinsohn and interim editor Jim Kirk, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Today's Bullet Points include lessons for the news media from Charlottesville, video of California condor chicks in the wild and selected tweets.
LA Times explains how many times it gave USC a chance to comment on a dean's secret life. Plus LAT buyouts, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
Investigation into the secret drug life of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine proves a bevy of stunning revelations. Kudos roll in.
Report of a lease deal says the Times will have naming rights to the 62-story Aon Center on Wilshire Boulevard. The Times says it has not signed a lease.
The Travel section is also going dark during the peak summer travel season. Meanwhile: a joint profile of former LAT editors Dean Baquet and Marty Baron.
Friedman was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Times photo staff for more than 30 years.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.
Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.
"He is not merely amusing. He is dangerous," Monday's editorial says. "He has made himself the stooge...for every crazy blogger, political quack, racial theorist, foreign leader or nutcase peddling a story."
In this time of instant news, fake news and superficial tweets, it’s good to recall a couple of recent newspaper stories that are likely to last a while and make a difference.
It's against "long-standing ethics guidelines" to participate, the managing editor's memo reminds the journalists.
Co-managing editor Larry Ingrassia goes after the magazine and writer Ed Leibowitz for "What's the matter with the Los Angeles Times?"
Maya Lau comes to the LAT from Baton Rouge, where she covered crime and investigations.
Editor-publisher Davan Maharaj says the letters to the editor of Travel violated the paper's standards for "civil, fact-based discourse."
Magazine goes deep in a piece that finds an autocratic, distracted leader who insults women and other staffers.
It's been awhile since there was an editor in charge of covering prominent deaths. He doesn't get any assigned writers.
The second memo of the fall election cycle reminds reporters and editors that social media is on the record.
Gigantic Frank Gehry project on Sunset Boulevard approved. Kudos for LAT's Sea Breeze investigation. Notes on Campaign 2016, 2017 and 2018. And more.
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