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Eddy Hartenstein, Former Head Of DirecTV, Becomes LA Times Publisher

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Eddy Hartenstein, a former head of DirecTV, will become publisher of the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper reported Saturday. Hart... Goes Down After Earthquake Due To "Heavy Volume"

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shortly after a magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit Los Angeles this afternoon, the L.A. Times Web site went down. Managing editor John Arthur explained in a...

Brent Bozell and the PTC: Can the FCC Declare Them Obscene?

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

A couple of weeks ago, Bozo the Clown died. But Bozell the Clown still lives among us, defaming the good name of clowns everywhere by tormenting children and families around our country.

Culture Zohn: Boomer Girl Strikes Back

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patricia Zohn

2008-07-18-200807172boomergirlpix02.jpg Why the avalanche of ranting about boomers? Is it because we are at the very apex of population demographic and we've reached the tipping point? Or are there other more subtle shifts at play?

Tribune Company Defections: Los Angeles Times Publisher, Chicago Tribune Editor Resign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Times says publisher David Hiller has resigned after 21 months at the helm of Tribune Co.'s largest paper. The news ...

Sam's LA Times and Sam's LA Bagels

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

What's the difference between Sam Zell's Los Angeles Times and Sam's Bagels on Los Angeles' Larchmont Boulevard? None, if you take Mr. Zell's words to heart.

Jason Linkins

L.A. Times Draws Perplexing Equivalencies Between McCain, Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It would appear that the Los Angeles Times came to the end of the week without fulfilling their quota for empty-headed Broderism, so today we've got a...

Los Angeles Times To Cut 150 Staffers

Radar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Los Angeles Times announced 150 editorial layoffs--on both print and Web, according to a memo just sent by Russ Stanton. The layoffs will be compl...

Tribune Tower For Sale: Zell Shops Historic Building

Chicago Tribune | Robert Manor and Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tribune Tower, the neo-Gothic landmark that adorns Michigan Avenue near the Chicago River, is on the market. Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive...

McCain Out Of Sync On Gay Marriage

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

With a new poll finding 63 percent of Americans see gay marriage as a "strictly private" decision out of bounds for government regulation, John McCain's recently reiterated position that marriage should be between one man and one woman puts him in the minority.

Gay Marriage And Nazism

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

The Calif. court ruling to "destroy the man-woman definition of marriage" is akin to Nazis "following orders to gas the Jews?" Really? That's the language of a major campaign presently underway to sway Calif. judges.

Citizen Journalism: Can We Trust it?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

Citizen reporters provide independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media doesn't provide, goes the argument. Independent? Perhaps. Accurate and reliable? Can't be sure, say concerned professionals.

LA Times Apologizes For Getting Diddy-Tupac Story So Wrong

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times apologized for using apparently fabricated documents in a story implying that a 1994 assault on Tupac Shakur...

Should The Tabloids Lay Off A Mentally Ill Celebrity?

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Writing in the Los Angeles Times last week, Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and People contributor, argued that the time has come f...

LA Times Names New Editor, The 4th Time In 3 Years

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Los Angeles Times named a new top editor on Thursday, Russ Stanton, three weeks after the previous editor, James E. O'Shea, was forced out for res...

Jason Linkins

Max Boot: McCain Will Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Our Enemies | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the concerns that many observers have had over the prospect of a McCain presidency has been the Senator's reputation for being temperamental. ...

Sam Zell Tells LA Times Staffers: Watch Porn At Your Desks!

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tribune chief Sam Zell had a meeting with the staff of The Los Angeles Times today that was so wildly entertaining it puts to shame the one he held at...

Shakeup At LA Times As Top Editor Is Forced Out For Resisting Cutbacks

Los Angeles Times | Thomas S. Mulligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the second time in 15 months, the editor of the Los Angeles Times has been fired for refusing to impose budget cuts ordered by his publisher. Tim...

LA Times Editor Fired in Budget Dispute

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times fired its top editor after he rejected a management order to cut $4 million from the newsroom budget, 14 mon...

Traders See Zell's Tribune Deal As Riskiest Big Buyout

Wall Street Journal | Dwight Cass and Lauren Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bankruptcies of Revco and Federated heralded the end of the 1980s buyout boom. Traders and lenders are starting to wonder which of the current LBO...

Bullish Zell Seals Deal For Tribune Company

Los Angeles Times | Thomas S. Mulligan, James Rainey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the second time in eight years, control of the Los Angeles Times changed hands Thursday, passing from a staid Chicago conglomerate to a private co...

Jason Linkins

Gangsta Lean: The L.A. Times Would Have You Believe Ahmad Chalabi Was A Largely Reputable Person | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deficiencies lie in the stupendous lack of a critical eye for the factors that made a Chalabi comeback necessary.

Zell: I'm Not Selling L.A. Times

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chicago real estate magnate and Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell said Tuesday he had no plans to sell the Los Angeles Times to any of the moguls who previou...

PBS Cleans Up At News Emmys

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PBS dominated the field Monday during the 28th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, racking up 10 wins for a collection of unflinching programs on...