Media and media people

News, observations, opinions and links
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.

5 things: Double politics, fake quake news, bike lane rage

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Print LA Times falls to lowest number of pages

baquet-baron-politico.jpg 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.
marciano-foundation-judy-graeme.jpg Chock full of Monday observations on media and media people, politics, place and more. Plus a good week for selected tweets.

Gary Friedman, 62, longtime LA Times photojournalist

gary-friedman-endeavour-gl.jpg Friedman was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Times photo staff for more than 30 years.

KPCC ends 'Off-Ramp' and gives host John Rabe new role

rabe-egg-lao.jpg The show Rabe created has been a Saturday staple of KPCC for 11 years.

LA Observed Notes: Tur, Tony, Comey, Kelly, Gadot and more

katy-tur-nyt.jpg Our irregular compendium of media, police and place with selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: LA Times goes big on Comey news

lat-front-682017-dropped.jpg Mid-week notes include that angry Montana politician doing the full mea culpa, LA Times editor explains Our Dishonest President, a media person in "House of Cards," plus author news and selected tweets.
adam-schiff-lamag.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.

Dan Walters leaving the Sacramento Bee, but not retiring

dan-walters-bee-photo.jpg Walters says his politics column, around since 1981, will live on in a new home.

LA Observed Notes: Flags, transitions and good reads

scouts-flags-cbsgrab.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations from media, politics and place. With some selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more

marvista-lane-rider.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves

baca-sentenced-shuman.jpg Our occasional roundup of media, politics and place news and notes.
maglieri-whisky.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
angels-gary-kids.jpg Media and politics notes for the new week, plus selected tweets.

What would Ray Bradbury say?

thom-mayne-home.jpg KCRW's Frances Anderton goes through the house that architect Thom Mayne built for himself on the site of Bradbury's longtime home in Cheviot Hills.

'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer

karen-foshay-kcet.jpg LA Observed Notes for midweek: Peabody and Murrow awards, an era ending at NPR, new on Jimmy Wales and Steve Bannon plus more.
davan-note-latfob2017.jpg Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.

Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer

cecilia-alvear-560.jpg Alvear started at KNBC and became NBC's first Latina news producer when she led Latin America coverage.
academy-museum-rendering.jpg Also: The "super bloom" of yellow mustard across SoCal hillsides needs to be stopped.

Press freedom under Trump and the Festival of Books

writersbloc4panel.jpg I will be moderating a journalism panel on Monday night and then, on Saturday, signing and schmoozing at the Times book festival.

LA Observed Notes: Pulitzers, job moves and much more

bob-miller-nhl-com.jpg You probably have heard of David Fahrenthold by now. Ex-LAT journalists re-uniting at CNN. Octavia Butler, Bob Miller, politics notes.

'Why Trump Lies' is next part of LA Times series

trump-lies-birds-lat.jpg "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."

LA Observed Notes: 'Our Dishonest President'

nick-ut-retires-iris.jpg "Nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck," the Los Angeles Times says of Donald Trump in a full-page editorial. Plus: Paul Magers, the Groundlings founder and more.

LA Observed Notes: A fight for Tronc, media moves and more

soon-shiong-512-tw.jpg Soon-Shiong looks to be moving on Ferro. Variety snags an editor. Another Los Angeles Magazine editor leaves.

Willow Bay named dean of USC Annenberg School

Willow_Bay_usc.jpg Bay has been director of the journalism school at USC. Also: Notes on James Rainey, Tronc and more.

LA Observed Notes: Daylight time edition

menschonthebench.jpg Media and politics notes from all over, plus media people news, some place notes and selected tweets.

Women Look Out photography show

iris-africa.jpg LA Observed contributor Iris Schneider is one of the six photographers whose images are included in a show opening tonight at the Arena 1 Gallery at Santa Monica Airport.

Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies

robert-osborne-2013-tcm.jpg Osborne's TV credits begin in 1954, but in 1977 he took up writing for the Hollywood Reporter and became the genial first host of TCM movies.

LA Observed Notes: End of a full week

hallie-jackson-and-welker.jpg Nick Ut's retirement. Key editors jump from the LA Times. Downtown News sold. Plus many more notes and observations.

Mary Melton exits as Los Angeles Magazine sold

melton-collage.jpg Emmis Communications sells Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines to a Detroit-based publisher. What happens now is unclear.

Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author

amy-dawes-iw.jpg The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.

LA Observed Notes: Police officer killed and more news

2nd-hope-regconnector-sourc.jpg Keith Boyer, a veteran with the Whittier Police Department, was 53 and a father. He was shot by a recent parolee.

Richard Schickel, 84, film critic, director and author

richard-schickel-post-by-er.jpg "A giant of American film criticism," Kenneth Turan says of Schickel, the longtime Time critic, author and documentary maker.

Media notes: Anthony Marquez, 55, AP bureau chief in Los Angeles

cnn-black-panel.jpg Also: Exits from the LA Times, Google warns journalists, some Trump-inspired news jobs and more.

Media notes: Nikki Finke going to Harvard, local Ellies and more

nikki-finke-399.jpg Finke has been awarded a Knight Nieman fellowship to "explore best practices in the reporting of breaking news and analysis in a 24/7 media environment."

Hugh Hewitt joins WashPost oped columnists

hugh-hewitt2016.jpg The conservative talk show host and Chapman law professor is on a roll with Trump.

Janice Min leaving THR, Matthew Belloni upped

janice-min-headshot-billboard.jpg The creative director and editor who brought The Hollywood Reporter back from the brink is moving to the parent company.

LA Observed Notes: Two weeks of Trump and counting

mccarthy-as-spicer.jpg News, notes and observations of media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Xavier Becerra, water everywhere and more

isupportjournalismsign.jpg Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from multiple sources.

LA Times reporters show the way

bill-300.jpg 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.
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