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Pulitzer Prize-winner files age discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles Times

Jeff Gottlieb, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who helped lead the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his old employer alleging age discrimination and detailing a years-long tug-of-war over prize money for a series of investigative stories. The 30-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, lays … Read More
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The Associated Press will use automated writing to cover the minor leagues

The Associated Press will begin using an automated writing service to cover more than 10,000 minor league baseball games annually, the news cooperative announced Thursday. The Associated Press, which routinely covered some minor league stories through the 2006 season, will produce the stories using technology from Automated Insights and data from MLB Advanced Media, which is the official stat-keeper … Read More
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Mitra Kalita leaves the Los Angeles Times

Mitra Kalita, the managing editor charged with bringing a digital renaissance to the Los Angeles Times newsroom, is leaving the newspaper after slightly more than a year. She will become vice president of programming at CNN, which has lately staffed up its ranks to fuel a buildout of its digital presence and coverage of the 2016 presidential election. In a … Read More
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Tribune's No. 2 shareholder urges sale talks with Gannett

Oaktree Capital, which owns nearly 15 percent of Tribune Publishing, is urging the publisher of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times to negotiate with Gannett on a possible sale of the company. In an SEC filing dated May 4, the Los Angeles-based investment firm said exploring a sale of the company "would be in the best … Read More
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Tribune Publishing outlines plan to expand Los Angeles Times globally

Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn on Wednesday traced the contours of a business plan that would see the company's largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, expand to become a digital chronicle of entertainment capitals around the globe. Tribune Publishing's brass is planning to bankroll seven new foreign news bureaus in "entertainment oriented" cities under the banner of the Los Angeles … Read More
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With CEO Jack Griffin gone, the stage is set to break up Tribune Publishing

With CEO Jack Griffin's unexpected ouster today, all bets are off on where the company is headed strategically. Specifically, I think the stage is set for Tribune to entertain offers for its various newspaper properties, pull back to focus on the Chicago Tribune and invest the proceeds in new media tech ventures. As I wrote last fall, it … Read More
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Tribune Publishing denies sale rumor

Tribune Publishing Tribune Publishing executives in Chicago have rebuffed a rumor, started by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, that the company is on the verge of a sale: Over the Thanksgiving Weekend a rumor was reported in social media and the press regarding a potential purchase of Tribune Publishing Company. While our policy is not to comment on rumors, … Read More
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Rupert Murdoch says Tribune Publishing is being sold

Media business reporter Rupert Murdoch has scooped us all with a tweet Friday saying he has "strong word" that Tribune Publishing is being sold to a Wall Street firm and the Los Angeles Times spun off to a local group. Strong word Tribune newspaper group to be bought by big Wall St firm, LA … Read More
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What's behind this fall's wave of layoffs and buyouts?

Mid-September to mid-November brings changing leaves and football but also rampant newsroom downsizing, and this has been an especially cruel season. Just last week saw 46 layoffs to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Philly.com website plus deep cuts at National Geographic. That's not counting the 75 in process at the Los Angeles Times … Read More
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Tribune Publishing says L.A. Times columnist verdict could impact investors

L.A. Times The court verdict ordering Tribune Publishing to pay $7.13 million to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was referenced early in a previously scheduled Thursday morning Tribune Publishing call with analysts concerning the company‚Äôs third-quarter financial performance. CEO Jack Griffin said the company is planning to appeal but is taking a $5 million charge, … Read More
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Canadian newspapers run huge political ads on front pages

The Vancouver Sun ran a large front-page political ad on Saturday. (Screenshot via Twitter) The Huffington Post | National Observer A trio of newspapers in Canada ceded their front pages this weekend to enormous advertisements, an unconventional move that saw usually hallowed space taken over by paid messages bashing Liberal Party policies. "Voting Liberal Will Cost You," reads … Read More
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Tribune Publishing pleads its case with investors; share price falls further

Tribune Publishing hosted a brief "investor update" call Tuesday, making more explicit its earlier statements that the Los Angeles Times was under-performing financially and dragging down company-wide results. The market remains skeptical that Tribune Publishing's house is in order -- shares were down another 5.5 percent for the day at close Tuesday, a decline of more than 22 percent … Read More
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Tribune Publishing shares plummet 20 percent after company adjusts its 2015 forecast downward

Tribune Publishing shares were down more than 20 percent in midday trading on Monday after the company pulled back from an earlier forecast for revenues and earnings -- and largely blamed its Southern California papers for the problem. In an unusual press release issued after markets had closed Friday, the company said EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and … Read More
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The L.A. Times had some fun with social cards at last night's debate

After the last GOP debate, we spoke with The Washington Post about its decision to use social cards to illustrate some notable zingers from the candidates. Last night, the Los Angeles Times brought its own social card game to Twitter. Alexandra Manzano, director of audience engagement, said the Times hoped to do these during the last debate … Read More