LA Observed Notes for midweek: Peabody and Murrow awards, an era ending at NPR, new on Jimmy Wales and Steve Bannon plus more.
Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.
Alvear started at KNBC and became NBC's first Latina news producer when she led Latin America coverage.
You probably have heard of David Fahrenthold by now. Ex-LAT journalists re-uniting at CNN. Octavia Butler, Bob Miller, politics notes.
"Nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck," the Los Angeles Times says of Donald Trump in a full-page editorial. Plus: Paul Magers, the Groundlings founder and more.
Soon-Shiong looks to be moving on Ferro. Variety snags an editor. Another Los Angeles Magazine editor leaves.
Bay has been director of the journalism school at USC. Also: Notes on James Rainey, Tronc and more.
Media and politics notes from all over, plus media people news, some place notes and selected tweets.
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.
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.
Nick Ut's retirement. Key editors jump from the LA Times. Downtown News sold. Plus many more notes and observations.
Emmis Communications sells Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines to a Detroit-based publisher. What happens now is unclear.
The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.
Keith Boyer, a veteran with the Whittier Police Department, was 53 and a father. He was shot by a recent parolee.
"A giant of American film criticism," Kenneth Turan says of Schickel, the longtime Time critic, author and documentary maker.
Also: Exits from the LA Times, Google warns journalists, some Trump-inspired news jobs and more.
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."
The conservative talk show host and Chapman law professor is on a roll with Trump.
The creative director and editor who brought The Hollywood Reporter back from the brink is moving to the parent company.
News, notes and observations of media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from multiple sources.
Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.
The morning show loses a host -- Alex Cohen -- and an hour of air time each day.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from a variety of LA Observed sources.
Michael Justice, who shot for the Wall Street Journal, Daily Breeze and LA Herald Examiner, was on assignment for the port in San Pedro.
Giving up journalism. A new managing editor. A film reporter and more in our occasional roundup.
No more Mr. Disguise guyJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
On becoming Zoey TurLos Angeles Magazine goes longform on the transition of the news helicopter pilot formerly known as Bob Tur. Read
Take our picture Gary LeonardGary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Kushner spars with Larry MantleDespite mandatory unpaid time off, newsroom buyouts and threat of layoffs, Register owner says "we are growing." Story
Tom Sherak, Hollywood leader was 68Sherak 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 KCRWThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Funny or Die does NikkiThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
Dorothy LuceyFox 11 boss who said she made his eyes bleed? No longer employed. TV people
Tiler PeckThe rising ballet dancer we spent time with last year gets into Vanity Fair with her now-fiance, Robert Fairchild. Read
Mick Farren, 69The lead singer of The Deviants and writer for the late LA Reader and CityBeat LA collapsed while performing in London. More
Michael Hastings memorialThe scene on Highland Avenue where journalist Michael Hastings died. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Jennifer BjorklundBack on the air for NBC. Read
Upside of sending crews to Rome
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 nudesPhotographer 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.
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