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Tronc takes over the phones at LA Times

tronc-on-phone-lat.jpg The new telephones going into the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times carry the Tronc brand.

Monday media notes: a new format

katytur-marie-claire.jpg Gawker.com's last day. Clinton is in town for fundraisers. Media moves. Jobs. And in praise of the Olympics.

Saul Halpert, 93, longtime TV journalist in LA

saul-halpert-tarlau-nbc4.jpg Halpert reported for all three network stations in LA and hosted "KNBC News Conference."

NYT thins more in Los Angeles, and the LAT hires locally

nyt-newsroom.jpg The LA bureau of the New York Times is down to one news reporter, one Hollywood reporter and film reviewer Manohla Dargis plus bureau chief Adam Nagourney.

Arianna Huffington is done with HuffPo

arianna-huffington-huffpost.jpg Huffington plans to leave the Huffington Post, the site she started 11 years ago, in the coming weeks.
gottlieb-suit-grab.jpg Jeff Gottlieb's lawyer represented T.J. Simers in his recent suit against the Times. Also: Another newsroom exit and confirmation of the Timers building's sale.

On sharing the sports beat with Joe Jares

kirk-gibson-homer.jpg The writer and Joe Jares were both columnists for the Los Angeles Daily News.

More going and coming on the LA Times Metro staff

annaphillips.jpg Veteran reporters Jason Song and Garrett Therolf are leaving, along with a recent hire from Texas, and a new education reporter comes from Florida.

Change on the Lakers beat at LA Times

tania-ganguli-320.jpg Mike Bresnahan goes to TWC Sportsnet and Tania Ganguli joins the LA Times from ESPN.com.

Oops: 6-year-old Betty Broderick story runs in LA Times*

broderick-320.jpg Weekend news report in the Times is an exact copy of a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune in 2010.

KCRW investigates LA restaurant worker abuse

kcrw-investigates-grafic.jpg Longtime LA investigative reporter Karen Foshay rolls out her first series for KCRW, a five-parter on the treatment of workers in LA restaurants.

When LA Times staffers worried about becoming USA Today

lost-times.jpg In 1989, staff members put a classified ad in the LA Times asking for return of the "lost" paper.

TV meteorologist Josh Rubenstein leaving for the LAPD

josh-rubenstein-cbsla.jpg The chief meteorologist for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 will be the LAPD's new public information director.

Slash Magazine book party

LAO_Slash_bookparty.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.

New set unveiled at Channel 2 (photos)

KCBS_New_Set.jpg The set rolled out on Monday's 5 p.m. news on CBS LA. Photos include an interview area and backstage green room.

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.

Media news and notes: LA area Emmys, Trump, jobs and more

la-area-emmys-logo.jpg NBC 4 led in the local Emmy count. Fox News vs women. Trump in the media.

WSJ reporter detained at LAX, asked for her phones

dhs-document.jpg Homeland Security agents demanded that Maria Abi-Habib, who covers the Middle East, surrender her cellphones. She details the encounter on Facebook.

Santa Barbara News-Press class of 2006

newspresstape-.jpg It has been 10 years since the owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press declared war on her own newsroom staff.

Renee Montagne to give up host seat at NPR West

renee-montagne-npr-2016.jpg NPR announced on Monday the longtime "Morning Edition" host based here in Culver City will step down after the election.

Melvin Durslag, 95, longtime LA sports columnist

durslag.jpg Durslag wrote about sports for the Hearst newspapers in Los Angeles from the time he was a freshman at USC in 1939 until the HerEx closed in 1989.

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.

LA photog Monica Almeida takes New York Times buyout

monica-almeida-fb-profile.jpg A second veteran member of the New York Times bureau in Los Angeles is taking a buyout offer to leave the paper.

NYT's Michael Cieply named editor of Deadline

Michael-Cieply-zocalo.jpg Michael Cieply, the longtime anchor of New York Times Hollywood coverage in the Los Angeles bureau, is joining Deadline as the executive editor.

Nick Ut announces his (2017) retirement from AP Photo*

nick-ut-eye.jpg He joined the Saigon bureau of Associated Press in 1965, and has been a fixture in the LA bureau.

Politico's Mike Allen puts down his Playbook

playbook-grab.jpg After 3,304 morning newsletters since 2007, he's off to start a new media company with partners from Politico.
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