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LA Times staff told to keep political opinions off social media

latimes-twitter-logo.jpg "Don’t use your social media feed to pan or praise candidates, parties or their positions," a memo from the managing editor reminds reporters.

Is Ferro looking to escape his own troncosphere?

ferro-screen-grab-cnbc.jpg Ken Doctor hears that Tronc chairman Michael Ferro may be considering his options.

Media notes: LAT alum gets promoted at the NYT

marc-lacey-nyt.jpg Also a City Hall scoop by Variety, obits on Sydney Schanberg, job moves and more.

troncmath

LAT Prop. 30 chart - Copy.JPG I'm terrible at math; it is possible the tronclodytes are even worse?

More details on mixed use plan for LA Times buildings

latimes-buildings-from-city.jpg Offices and retail in the older buildings, while it looks like the 1970s corporate side will be razed for apartments.

Read the memo: Tronc makes it official

tronc-logo.jpg There is no more Tribune Publishing. There is only tronc.

Tribune has a buyer for Times building in DTLA

latimes-building-from-above.jpg Onni group, based in Vancouver, has other projects in downtown and would redevelop the longtime LA Times home for offices and retail.

All is still roiling in the troncosphere

ferro-screen-grab-cnbc.jpg A demand to see the books. A shareholder lawsuit. Open derision at the corporate name change and strategy for the future.

David Lamb, retired LA Times star reporter, 76

david-lamb-vietnam-nyt.jpg Lamb was "the consummate newspaperman in the glory days of the profession," his LAT obit begins.

NPR photographer dies in Afghanistan, more media notes

gilkey-tamanna-npr.jpg A managing editor is out, Muhammad Ali coverage, Tronc reactions, a wedding and more.

Tribune doubles down on the whole Tronc thing

tronc-logo.jpg It's not true that the new name for Michael Ferro's experiment in newspapering stands for Time to Recycle Old Newspaper Company.

Mitra Kalita leaving LA Times for CNN

mitrakalita-cnn.jpg The managing editor for digital strategy lasted just over a year.

Very unusual full page ad in LA Times

bruce-trudy-letter-recrop.jpg It appears as a mea culpa from a lawyer husband divulging personal health details about his wife.

Patrick Soon-Shiong buys into Tribune Publishing

Patrick_Soon-Shiong_wikipedia.jpg He becomes the second largest shareholder, vice chairman of the board, and Michael Ferro's defense against a takeover by Gannett.

Tribune Publishing sending its IT jobs to India

jean-merls desk.jpg About 200 staffers would be laid off, a report says.

LA Times squeezed out of hosting its own awards shindig

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Wednesday's staff party is cancelled because the Times could not, or did not, secure the room in its own building.

Report: Sasha Frere-Jones left LA Times under a cloud

Sasha-Frere-Jones.jpg The Wrap says that newsroom gossip is true about a strip club expense account, a free trip and more.

Gannett increases its offer for Tribune*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The offer is now $15 a share plus assumption of debt, for a total value of $864 million.
nikkifinke-320-dh.jpg Clearing the desk of media moves, observations and other items.

Tribune Publishing slides toward parody

michael-ferro-yt.jpg Ferro's secret plan to monetize his new toy includes LA Times bureaus in Lagos, Moscow and Mumbai. But nothing for LA or California.

Steve Lopez channels Trump on California

donald-trump-tux.jpg We have a very beautiful state here. Absolutely beautiful.

Variety hires last LA Times Europe correspondent

henry-chu-variety-grafic.jpg Henry Chu is the trade's new European Bureau Chief. He took the LAT buyout last fall.

Sadly for LAT, this might be worst Tribune yet

michael-ferro-grafic-chicago-mag.jpg Ferro might be the illegitimate offspring of Sam Zell and former Freedom Communications CEO Aaron Kushner.

Beware: Ferro has magical plans for LA Times

michael-ferro-yt.jpg More revenue than you've ever seen. Artificial intelligence. Revolutionize the strategy. Piece of cake.

Would Gannett dish off LA Times to a local buyer?

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Sounds like mostly wishful thinking, since the prospect of Gannett management won't cause much excitement.

LA Weekly's Maddaus to Variety and more media notes

broad-iris-corner.jpg Larry Mantle on his friend Steve Julian. New post for Nicco Mele. The Broad gets a category on tonight's "Jeopardy." And a lot more.
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