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.
Scott Kraft, a former foreign correspondent and national editor, will "identify, shepherd and polish the top stories of the day" for the Times website.
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.
Davan Maharaj memo declares it's a new, more digital era. Those considering the upcoming buyout will read it closely.
Tribune Publishing chief Jack Griffin talks to the NYT and his own Chicago Tribune. Beutner blamed for poor financial performance.
Bruce Karsh has held discussions with Eli Broad and others, says Crain's Chicago. Also a new examination of the LA Times' not-good situation by Newsonomics' Ken Doctor.
Tribune Pubishing wants to reduce editorial expenses by about $10 million and 80 positions. That's a big hit.
"I am not departing by choice...Tribune Publishing has decided to fire me. I will continue to root for you to succeed."
Flush with new cash from NBC Universal, BuzzFeed is reported to be looking at the former Ford Model T factory across from Stumptown Coffee on Santa Fe Avenue.
Timed to today's start of school in LAUSD, the Times is "rededicating itself to coverage of teaching and learning" with Education Matters and new staffers.
Memo from Tribune Publishing boss celebrates the first year out from under the old Tribune.
The editors call Sasha Frere-Jones "one of the leading voices of our time on music, language and culture." He won't report to any of the arts or culture editors, however.
NPR, the Washington Post and Digiday are among the media outlets covering the LAT decision to hire a new reporter to engage with blacks who tweet.
S. Mitra Kalita, one of the paper's three managing editors, announced additions to the audience engagement team.
"We know a lot about the 25 million people who visit BuzzFeed News each month," says the site. "We know young people are into news."
News industry analyst Ken Doctor likes the moves Austin Beutner has made at the Los Angeles Times, including the acquisition of U-T San Diego.
Tribune Publishing buys U-T San Diego and installs Times publisher Austin Beutner as publisher there too. Otis Chandler's dream realized?
"Print journalism, especially at the local level, is a scary place to be right now."
Johanna Maska goes back to 2007 with Obama and has just stepped down as director of press advance. She's the LAT's new veep for marketing and communications.
Read the memo: Editors now meet at 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., with the focus the website more than the next day's front page.
Journalist who is famously undocumented will create a new section of the LAT website on race, immigration and multiculturalism.
If you need another clear marker that BuzzFeed is a news operation with reach and not just a website with lists, this is a pretty good one.
Journalist or team selected will spend a year reporting on LA's most vulnerable populations. Deadline to apply approaches. Radio experience not required.
The magazine will turn to freelance and I guess contract photographers. Here are the final six SI photogs.
Most of the remaining editors and contributing writers of The New Republic resigned today, following yesterday's departure of editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
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