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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.

LA Times staff warned not to join women's marches

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg It's against "long-standing ethics guidelines" to participate, the managing editor's memo reminds the journalists.

'Profitable' LA Weekly put up for sale

weekly-covers.jpg The owners are slowly selling off their alt weeklies and predict the LA Weekly will generate buyer interest.

LA Observed Notes: Last days of the pre-Trump era

molly-schiot-eephus.jpg Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.

KPCC's 'Take Two' is now minus one

alex-cohen-kpcc.jpg The morning show loses a host -- Alex Cohen -- and an hour of air time each day.

LA Observed Notes: Streep, Globes, media moves and politics

meryl-streep-golden-globes.jpg Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from a variety of LA Observed sources.

Photographer dies in Port of LA copter crash

michael-justice-grab.jpg Michael Justice, who shot for the Wall Street Journal, Daily Breeze and LA Herald Examiner, was on assignment for the port in San Pedro.

Mid-week media notes: Reporters take new jobs and more

Alice-Walton-zocalo.jpg Giving up journalism. A new managing editor. A film reporter and more in our occasional roundup.

Night news photog saves man from fiery crash

110-crash-onscene-nbc.JPG Austin Raishbrook, an owner of RMG News, put down his camera and saved a life on the freeway.

LA Observed Notes: Let's call it a year

sutter-brown-shades-620.jpg Media notes to end 2016, plus politics, place, selected media tweets and more.

Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece

lamag-graphic-latimes.jpg Co-managing editor Larry Ingrassia goes after the magazine and writer Ed Leibowitz for "What's the matter with the Los Angeles Times?"

Malibu beach hijinx, take 256

free-zuma-phone.jpg The public has property rights, too - and we're tired of being forced to use our state taxes to fight decades-long battles for public access that has been long established.

LA Observed Notes: A mea culpa, good reads and many media moves

LA-2_web-1200.jpg Media and politics notes, observations on place and much more.

LA Times hires new sheriff's beat reporter

maya-lau-twitter-320.jpg Maya Lau comes to the LAT from Baton Rouge, where she covered crime and investigations.

LA Times says pro-internment letters should not have run

boys-barbed-wire-manzanar-skirball.jpg Editor-publisher Davan Maharaj says the letters to the editor of Travel violated the paper's standards for "civil, fact-based discourse."

LA Observed Notes: Perez bombshell, LAT internment letters and more

lala-land-dance.jpg A extra big helping of our occasional roundup of media, politics and place notes.
latimes-buildings-from-city.jpg Magazine goes deep in a piece that finds an autocratic, distracted leader who insults women and other staffers.
erin-morris-cal-sunday.jpg Our occasional offering of media, politics and place noted from assorted sources.

Read the memo: New York Times won't ban 'alt-right'

nyt-mariachi.jpg Standards editor says explain the term because many readers don't know that "It’s a racist, far-right fringe movement that embraces an ideology of white nationalism and is anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist." what it means:

Midweek notes: Xavier Becerra, Jeff Michael, P-45 and more

jeff-michael-insgm.jpg New attorney general appointed. An anchor leaves the news desk. What to do with P-45.

Marty Baron warns of what's ahead for the press

marty-baron-sarah-ellison-v.jpg The Washington Post editor known for the film "Spotlight" doesn't scare easily.

LA Observed Notes: Imaginary votes, fake news, media people

steve-wasserman-heyday.jpg Donald Trump tweets his way to the top item again by inventing a new conspiracy. Plus much more.

Read the memo: LA Times finally names an obituary editor

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg It's been awhile since there was an editor in charge of covering prominent deaths. He doesn't get any assigned writers.

LA Observed Notes: American Nazis, fake news and media moves

GENSLER_TRIBUNE_STREEt.jpg Our semi-regular column of media and politics notes, with other news and observations.

Tony Valdez retires from Fox 11 news, last of a generation

tony-valdez-grab.jpg "Your impact on this town is difficult to measure," Fox 11 anchor Steve Edwards says in a video tribute.
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