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Will California Let the Kochs Take Over the Los Angeles Times?

Jamie Court | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Jamie Court

The New York Times report today that the Koch brothers have moved closer to purchasing the Los Angeles Times sent shivers through Angelenos like me who cling to Thomas Jefferson's admonition about the importance of the freedom of the press.

Koch Brothers Eye Huge Newspaper Buy

The New York Times | Posted 06.20.2013 | Media

Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy p...

Bring Back Bernie (Shaw) or CNN Has Done It Again

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In 1981, Bernie Shaw stood up to his bosses and the opposition networks and kept Jim Brady alive. He was right, the rest of us were wrong and he saved our "unique" credibility. It's too bad there no was no Bernie Shaw at CNN or Fox yesterday.

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Famed Climate Scientist Has Advice For Obama On Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

On Thursday, after retiring from NASA to pursue environmental activism, James E. Hansen published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times warning that the K...

The Road to Damascus Is Fraught With Pitfalls -- for the U.S.

Claude Salhani | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

U.S. troops to help stop a civil war in an Arab and/or Muslim country? Hold on just a minute! Rewind the tape. The last two Muslim nations in which the U.S. intervened militarily -- Afghanistan and Iraq -- actually helped ignite and perpetuate a civil war.

California's Tides of Opinion: Strong Backing for Immigration Reform and Gun Control, Skepticism About More Taxes

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Two new polls contain fascinating information about major trends of thought among California voters. The most dramatic development is a sharp reversal of opinion on illegal immigrants.

Murdoch 'Wants' LA Times

nytimes.com | AMY CHOZICK | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media

In weighing a bid for The Los Angeles Times, Rupert Murdoch finds himself in a familiar role: waiting for rule changes from the government. With the r...

Ryan J. Reilly

Journalist Denies Charges In Anonymous Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Matthew Keys, the Reuters social media editor indicted last week on charges of helping hackers affiliated with the group Anonymous defac...

Los Angeles Times Backtracks on Removing TV Listings: Sometimes Making Media Noise Has an Effect

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

It was pretty evident that at the end of that time frame we would have to pay to have the convenience of a TV schedule at our fingertips, rather than running to our computer to see what was on the tube.

LA Times, Chicago Tribune Reportedly Up For Sale

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media

By Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba Feb 26 (Reuters) - Tribune Co has hired investment banks Evercore Partners and J.P....

Academy Awards: Voting Snobs and Oscar Snubs

David Aronchick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.

Los Angeles Times' Transgender Prostitution Article Sparks Petition

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender advocacy group Gender Justice LA recently delivered a petition to The Los Angeles Times following the publication of a controversial Feb. ...

What's Happened to the Los Angeles Times: The Thinning of America's Dailies

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.21.2013 | Media
Michael Russnow

Newspapers aren't even going the way of airlines, nickel and diming us for what we came to expect. They've simply eliminated a lot of the content from what we're paying for or making us spend time hunting online for stuff which was once right in front of us.

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

Anna Almendrala

How The LA Times Got It Wrong On Undocumented Drivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Unlicensed drivers are almost three times more likely to cause a fatal car crash than licensed drivers, reveals a report by the Califor...

Tribune Leaves Bankruptcy After 4 Years

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — More than four years after crushing debt and plunging advertising sales forced it to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Tribun...

Tribune Co. Newspapers Dropping AP

timeoutchicago.com | Posted 02.23.2013 | Media

The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January. ...

D'Antoni's Defense Is Destroying Lakers Playoff Hopes

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

With playoff hopes fading for the Lakers, the team needs to get their act together, and fast. The City of Angels might just be a correct nickname for the club offensively (7th in NBA in scoring) but it's looked rather ghoulish on the other side of the ball.

Why Is the Obama FCC Plotting a Massive Giveaway to Rupert Murdoch?

Craig Aaron | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.

Who Will Buy The LA Times?

Orange County Register | Mary Ann Milbourn | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times and its owner, Tribune Co., moved a step closer this week toward ending a four-year bankruptcy, raising the prospect of a media ...

SHOCKER! Colleges Student Pregame Before Going To Bars & Keggers!

Posted 11.16.2012 | College

Last week, the Los Angeles Times discovered college students pre-game -- or as they called it, "pre-funking" -- before going out on weekends. They ...

Michael Calderone

Who Will Run The Wall Street Journal?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal can be considered an accurate source for information about the top editor of the Wall Street Journal. So when ...