I drove into the Spectrum News 1 headquarters parking lot Monday, a day after the cable news channel had won four Los Angeles Press Club awards for its coverage of local news. It was a notable accomplishment for a journalistic operation that been in the crowded L.A. media scene for just over a year.
As alumni of the Herald gather today 30 years later, Joel Bellman remembers the day the paper shut down.
Jon Regardie's final column for the LA Downtown News if he had been allowed to run it.
Ellen Alperstein: After six years and two trials, the jury delivers a jaw-dropping verdict in former sports columnist T.J. Simers' lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times.
One of the most interesting moments in Sewell Chan's talk to Los Angeles Times alums was prompted by a question from Bob Rawitch, a retired Times editor who had been responsible for suburban news coverage.
A "river" of the photographer's work, starting with the early Rolling Stone years, is on view at Hauser & Wirth in the Arts District.
Plus: A new LA Times show debuts on Spectrum News 1 and LA Observed drops in to the station to talk about the state of local news media.
Susan La Tempa: The free-wheeling, deeply divisive newspapers of L.A.'s early days.
Joel Bellman: The recent media blowup over the Covington Catholic kids and the tribal drummer at the Lincoln Memorial may have been too much ado, but it was about something.
The Times also named the editor who will oversee presidential campaign coverage and hired LZ Granderson, formerly of ESPN, as a hybrid sports and culture columnist.
A documentary on the late KCRW radio storyteller premieres at this weekend's New Filmmakers Los Angeles DocuSlate program in DTLA.
Read the memos: A new foreign editor, columnist and replacements for the late Jonathan Gold are among the positions in the latest roundup. Also an abrupt exit from the Times masthead and an updated lineup for the senior editor group.
Included are the return of Sue Horton as op-ed editor and an East Coaster billed as part of the replacement for the late food writer Jonathan Gold.
Also: The Galaxy's undocumented player, media moves, selected tweets and Big Jay McNeely dies.
"SoCal Connected" returns Oct. 9 with a new focus on long-form investigative documentary pieces, starting with the LA Times and other local newsrooms in transition.
Cities again barred from prosecuting the homeless. Hands across the aisle at USC. Much more.
The Times' most interesting new hire. An LA correspondent gives his farewell observations. Media moves and more.
KCET debuts "SoCal Wanderer" with Rosey Alvero. The Wall Street Journal gets a new bureau chief. Plus other moves in local media.
The restaurant critic, cultural anthropologist and voice of Los Angeles found out this month that he had pancreatic cancer.
Read the memo: Big promotion for business editor Kimi Yoshino, plus a new managing editor.
Also: Press Club awards. The Athletic swarms Los Angeles. Moves by Jackie Johnson and David Poland. Selected tweets.
The journalism veteran has run Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He's been quietly getting to know the LAT staff as advisor to Patrick Soon-Shiong.
"California — and the West — is where the world comes to see its future," the new owner of the Los Angeles Times says to his staff.
Staffers toast the end of Tronc in LA and a new start with an owner who seems to care. "Fake news is the cancer of our times," Soon-Shiong says.
Murray Fromson obits, the new police chief, slow-walking the LAT sale, media notes, selected tweets and more.
Long after he left journalism, Murray Fromson never lost the curiosity, story telling ability and intensity that made him a top CBS television correspondent during the Vietnam War and in the domestic fight for civil rights. Fromson, 88, died Saturday.
Long Beach doings. An exit from KCAL. Times scores big hit on USC. Trump's lying ways. Plus Linda Ronstadt, LAist, media people and selected tweets.
The LAT also loses sports reporter Lindsey Thiry to ESPN and previously lost White House correspondent Brian Bennett to Time.
It took 13 years, but publishers finally paid the writers they had ripped off.
A shooting on camera. A local news paywall. Media notes, media people, selected tweets and more.
Fox 11 morning anchor Elex Michaelson will host the 10:30 p.m. show.
With the newsroom threatening a class-action lawsuit, Jim Kirk memos the staff.
The station that used to be the PBS flagship in Los Angeles — KCET — and the current flagship — PBS SoCal, or KOCE — are going to save themselves and combine in a "merger of equals."
In a surprising set of weekend pieces, the editor of the SoCal News Group and each of his papers call on readers to support local news. Or else.
It doesn't much matter where a newsroom is located — unless you work there. Then it matters a lot. Times retention and hiring may be impacted.
Women and people of color knew they made less than white men doing the same jobs, but now they have the numbers. "It's so grim to be able to mathematically quantify exactly how much my company undervalues me," says reporter Laura Nelson.
LA Observed Notes: News designer tweets the end, media moves, selected tweets and more.
Ron Rapoport: Gibson performed two heroic acts that night he hit THE home run in the World Series.
LA Observed Notes: Media moves, books and authors, media people, place notes and selected tweets.
LA Observed Notes: Christopher Hawthorne defects, Pomona mourns, Soon-Shiong goes to the Gridiron, media moves and much more.
Read the memo: Buyer assures nervous newsroom he wants to "preserve the integrity, honesty and fairness we’ve observed in our decades as avid readers of the LA Times."
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