Media and media people

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LA Observed Notes: Sexual harassment by media men

charlie-rose-close.jpg And more: Assemblyman will resign over women's accounts. Garcetti ambitions "not insane." Jim Newton needles the Times. Media people and selected tweets.
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.

LAist goes dark

laist-logo.jpg Owner kills all the Gothamist and DNAInfo sites after union vote.

LA Observed Notes: LAT's turn to break sex harassment news

spanish-girl-lacma.jpg Selected scandal reading from Lupita Nyong'o's amazing piece to Quentin Tarantino's quasi mea culpa. Plus heat, Dodgers, media news and selected tweets.

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."

LA Weekly sold to mystery buyer and into uncertain future

laweekly-grim-sleeper.jpg The venerable free Los Angeles alt-weekly has been dished off by owner Voice Media Group.
arellano-taco.jpg Dodgers walk off in game 2. The obstacles to covering Hollywood. Media notes, moves and changes. Plus selected tweets.

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."

Standing up to Harvey Weinstein

nyt-women-panel.jpg Bullet points: What you should know about the biggest story in Hollywood in years, including the names of the heroes.

The Media

the-media-back.jpg Los Angeles TV news crews await the speeches at press event inside the construction site for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum.

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.
la-raza-raided-maria-varela.jpg Daily News photographer takes to the streets. Visiting critic blinded by the light. Media notes and obits. More PST:LA/LA. Selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Trump's new war, media notes and more

Perla_Rooftop_HR.jpg On the ground in Mexico and Puerto Rico, another LA Times exit, media obits and selected tweets.

Why the LA Times' new theater column needs a new name

daca-mented.jpg 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.
moms-thr-amanda-lanzone.jpg Bullet points: LA River bacteria. Dodgers lose 10th in a row. That fatal night they boxed at the stadium. On the ground in Florida.

Biggest Los Angeles brush fire was actually in 1938. And more.

veep-dreyfus-hbo.jpg Bullet points: Manson follower not paroled. Veep to end. Tyrus Wong documentary. Midweek media notes. Much more.

Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more

garcetti-latuna-fire.jpg LA Observed Notes: Covering Harvey, Dodgers flailing, an editor change in LA, media notes, Angels Flight shuts again

Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back

p59-p60-nps.jpg Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.

Memo: New LA Times publisher drops web widget

Thumbnail image for ross-levinsohn-lat.jpg 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.

Garcetti has weekend date in the Hamptons

celebrity-lax-terminal-vf.jpg Bullet Points: A horrific jail death. Food writers in Tuscany. The LA Times follows on Canter's. A media promotion, a hire, and the celebrity terminal at LAX. Plus a difficult long read.

Warren Olney leaving KCRW's radio lineup

warren-olney-2007-marc-goldstein.jpg More bullet points: LA Times' million-dollar publisher. The big business of the American quinceañera. Media people doing stuff. A Manny Ramirez sighting.

LA Times purge 'capped a month of newsroom turmoil'

canters-night.jpg 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.

As the L.A. Times turns ...

A subscriber's wish list for the new L.A. Times regime.

Reporter Jill Leovy and admin assistant also let go by LA Times

Jill-Leovy-LA-Times-reporter.jpg Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.

Top editors out at Los Angeles Times*

ross-levinsohn-lat.jpg 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.
snuggle-again.jpg Today's Bullet Points include lessons for the news media from Charlottesville, video of California condor chicks in the wild and selected tweets.

Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire

1973Nazis-TomBradleyInaug.jpg Bullet Points: An LA Republican discusses Trump. Nazis in LA. A new reporter in town. Tommy Hawkins dies.

LA Confederate monument coming down

confed-statue-hwdforever.jpg Bullet Points: Attacking the Jews in Charlottesville. Zócalo on the move. USC Village. Transitions at City Hall and the Times.

LA Observed Notes: Back from vacation and into the fray

calif-sunday-chefs-grab.jpg Nazi and racist scum in Virginia, Trump equates, and a nation shakes its head. Plenty of media and politics notes and selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Baron, Baquet, Scaramucci, Parker and more

arndt-parker-heisenberg.jpg Our occasional gathering of notes on media, politics and place with selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: USC+LAT, newsroom cuts, local Emmys

crest-for-sale.jpg 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.

David Perlman and more media news from the north

david-perlman-kqed.jpg The dean of newspaper science writers is apparently retiring at age 98. Slacker! Plus a ransomware attack at KQED and CalBuzz calls it quits for now.

LA Times' USC story is a real talker

lat-usc-inves-grab.jpg Investigation into the secret drug life of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine proves a bevy of stunning revelations. Kudos roll in.

LA Observed Notes: Bookstore stays open, NPR pact

Ford-Ampitheatre_TomBonner.jpg NPR staffers won't face a strike. Obits for Martin Landau, George Romero, Bill Smith and Tenny Tenusian. Selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Catching up with media, politics and place

bobs-big-boy-lapl.jpg Plus what some LA media people are doing and selected tweets from the past week.

Tronc Tower? LA Times may move to downtown skyscraper*

aon-center-from-wgc-kr.jpg 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.
nbc4-news-van-scfire-crop.jpg Plus it's time to pay attention to the Dodgers, Roxane Gay is in town, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
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