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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.

Bill Dwyre remembers sports editor Dave Moylan

dave-moylan.jpg The second of the two people most responsible for the acclaim received by the Los Angeles Times for its 1984 Olympic coverage died this week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Media notes: LAT alum gets promoted at the NYT

marc-lacey-nyt.jpg Also a City Hall scoop by Variety, obits on Sydney Schanberg, job moves and more.

How Vin Scully's team works in the booth

scully-boyd-ib-booth-jsh.jpg Scully's secret weapon is stage manager Boyd Robertson, who stands to his right and has been with Scully 28 years.

The hijacker on Arlington Avenue

byron-booth-mkrikorian.jpg LA journalist and author Michael Krikorian has posted a nice piece on encountering an interesting fellow in the gas pumps at the 76 station just above the Santa Monica Freeway.

'Deadline LA' stays, Joe Jares obits and more media notes

evelyn-taft-kcal-back.jpg The demise of KPFK's "Deadline LA" media analysis show was greatly exaggerated.

Boyarsky, Olney, Baum, Moxley win at Press Club awards

thr-at-press-club-2016.jpg The annual Los Angeles Press Club awards were handed out Sunday night. Here are the winners.

Media and book notes for a summer weekend

press-club-awards-banner-2016.jpg Coming, goings, awards and Donald Trump. Plus that LAT photographer pleads no contest and gets community service.

Bill Cunningham, 87, New York Times photographer

bill-cunningham-street-hat.jpg Cunningham created the genre of street fashion photography and was featured in a 2010 documentary.

David Lamb, retired LA Times star reporter, 76

david-lamb-vietnam-nyt.jpg Lamb was "the consummate newspaperman in the glory days of the profession," his LAT obit begins.
No more Mr. Disguise guy
jonathan-gold-truck.jpgJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
On becoming Zoey Tur
Zoey-lamag.jpgLos Angeles Magazine goes longform on the transition of the news helicopter pilot formerly known as Bob Tur. Read
Take our picture Gary Leonard
gary-crowd-at-lapl.jpg Gary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Kushner spars with Larry Mantle
kushner-spitz-kppc.jpgDespite mandatory unpaid time off, newsroom buyouts and threat of layoffs, Register owner says "we are growing." Story
Tom Sherak, Hollywood leader was 68
tom-sherak-oscar-wife.jpgSherak was the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Mayor Eric Garcetti's designated ambassador between the film industry, City Hall and Sacremento. Obit
New hires at KCRW
kcrw-new-hires-walsh.jpgThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Funny or Die does Nikki
deadline-parody-grab.jpgThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
Dorothy Lucey
dorothy_lucey_ftvlive.jpgFox 11 boss who said she made his eyes bleed? No longer employed. TV people
Tiler Peck
tiler-peck-robert-iris.jpgThe rising ballet dancer we spent time with last year gets into Vanity Fair with her now-fiance, Robert Fairchild. Read
Mick Farren, 69
mick-farren-citybeat.jpgThe lead singer of The Deviants and writer for the late LA Reader and CityBeat LA collapsed while performing in London. More
Michael Hastings memorial
michael-hastings-memorial-jg.jpgThe scene on Highland Avenue where journalist Michael Hastings died. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Jennifer Bjorklund
bjorklund-prescott-grab.jpgBack on the air for NBC. Read
Upside of sending crews to Rome
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Bryan Frank, the veteran photographer for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, has been sharing behind-the-scenes still images from the Vatican media swarm. Check it out.
Sneaky nudes
nude-ernie-holzman-cafe.jpgPhotographer Ernie Holzman snuck his model, Carly, into landmarks such as Union Station (and what looks to be Snug Harbor, above) for a series he calls "L.A. Backstory." Part of his own backstory is that the pictures help him fight his cancer. More at Los Angeles Magazine.
Zen Rabe

rabe-alexandria-hotel.jpgJohn Rabe, host of "Off-Ramp" on KPCC, checks out the walled-off mystery wing of the Alexandria Hotel on 5th Street in downtown.

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