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Look who's hosting 'Trailblazing Women' on TCM

TBW_About_Collage1.jpg LA Observed contributor Cari Beauchamp brings her film historian chops to a month-long series highlighting female directors back to the industry's first years.

T.J. Simers being cross-examined in LA Times suit

simers-register-pic.jpg Trial continues in the retired sports columnist's $18 million claim of age discrimination and retribution for writing critically about the publisher's friends.

Media and book notes: More LAT, NYT, Bill Plaschke show

lat-front-10515-long.jpg An aggregation of news and notes from our in-box and other sources.

Buyout offer now official at LA Times

lat-front-page-100515.jpg Almost everyone on staff at least a year can apply but there is a big inducement to leave for those eligible to retire.

Valley and Sacramento push back at Beutner firing

austin-beutner-coastalcc.jpg Two more letters to Tribune Publishing ask for a locally run LA Times. Plus: Joe Mathews writes Beutner was building a media-political entity that could be the future.

BuzzFeed walks away from Arts District move

ford-factory-shorenstein.jpg The web operation is still looking for the right LA headquarters, but for now BuzzFeed Motion Pictures is moving to Siren Studios.

California Lawyer shutting down, report says

cal-lawyer-grab.jpg Jim Romenesko reports the staff was told this morning that the magazine is closing effective immediately.

LA Times hires again, this time in Washington bureau

sarahdwire-twitter.jpg Sarah D. Wire, now the Washington presence of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will cover the California delegation online.

For one night only, the return of Camp O.J.

oj-at-verdict.jpg Radio reporter Steve Futterman is organizing a 20-year reunion of the media folks who covered the people versus Orenthal J. Simpson this Saturday. Videos inside.

In advance of buyouts, LA Times still hiring

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for latimes-sign-sideview.jpg The Times added a new business writer, grabbing the managing editor of the LA Business Journal. Read the memo.

LA Times buyout offer delayed

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg It's a companywide initiative to cut costs at Tribune Publishing and might now be a few weeks off. Meaning exits during the holidays.

Wrong way to hype an investigative story

nuclear-secret-grafic.jpg There's nothing secret about KNBC's Santa Susana nuclear accident package -- the station broke the story for TV in 1979 with Warren Olney reporting.

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards: our last Rose Parade

bob-eubanks-edwards.jpg They take to KTLA this morning to announce they are hanging up their microphones -- voluntarily. They go way back in LA broadcasting.

Times of our times: Publishers on parade

1967masthead.jpg How the Los Angeles Times displays its roster of publishers has changed as the job has become a more short-term proposition.

'Angeleno' new LA series coming from PBS SoCal

angeleno-phoenix-pbs.jpg Producer Peter Jones wants the show to feel inpired by Ralph Story and Huell Howser, "who taught me the best quality to have as a journalist: listening."

John Myers named Sacramento bureau chief for LA Times*

john-myers-twitter.jpg Read the memo: Myers is the California political and government editor at KQED in the Bay Area and a longtime Sacramento media hand.

Carla Marinucci to Politico from SF Chronicle

carla-marinucci-twitter.jpg She will launch the California Playbook, Politico's west coast edition of Mike Allen's Playbook. "Within weeks," Politico says.

Deputy managing editor shifts to digital at LA Times

latimes-com-front-grab.jpg Scott Kraft, a former foreign correspondent and national editor, will "identify, shepherd and polish the top stories of the day" for the Times website.

WGN marks Yom Kippur with Nazi emblem

wgn-star-of-david.jpg Chicago station says it "failed to recognize that the image was an offensive Nazi symbol."

Soon-Shiong also now interested in buying LA Times

soon-shiong-forbes.jpg Report is that LA's richest person is "seriously considering" a bid but has not contacted Tribune. Not that the Times is even for sale.

Journo tries to visit his mom at Clifton's soiree

welcome-to-cliftons.jpg The ashes of Ray Richmond's mom may have been upstairs in the VIP area. But the family felt her presence.

LA Times editor: We must 'accelerate our evolution,' drop some news*

davan-maharaj.jpg Davan Maharaj memo declares it's a new, more digital era. Those considering the upcoming buyout will read it closely.

She hated life as a young female editor at the LA Times

jezebel-lat-graphic.jpg Devon Maloney was pop music editor for four months, then quit to freelance. "My colleagues gave me no enthusiasm or positivity."

T.J. Simers gets his day(s) in court

simers-register-pic.jpg The trial of former sports columnist T.J. Simers versus the L.A. Times is underway. As if the paper doesn't have enough trouble these days.

34 years at Playboy: that's enough, right?

stephen-randall-fb.jpg Stephen Randall, longtime deputy editor in Los Angeles for Playboy and overseer of the Playboy Interview, will transition to an editor-at-large role as change roils the magazine.

LA Times turmoil: the view from New York and Chicago*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg Tribune Publishing chief Jack Griffin talks to the NYT and his own Chicago Tribune. Beutner blamed for poor financial performance.
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