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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
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L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: 'There's a stunning lack of transparency'

Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, former Circa Editor-in-Chief Anthony De Rosa wrote about the problems of making post-publication changes, and not noting those changes, in digital journalism. Even if corrections are added, De Rosa wrote, there's often no substance. Rarely do corrections or clarifications carry any kind of explanation: how the reporter got the wrong vote count … Read More
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Los Angeles Times has added a reporter to cover Black Twitter

Los Angeles Times Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita announced in a memo to staff on Monday that the Times has added a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas joins us today to cover Black Twitter (which really is so much more complicated than that). He will work closely with the newsroom and #EmergingUS to find communities online (Black Medium … Read More
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5 things John Carroll taught me about great investigative projects

John Carroll speaking in this 2003 file photo. At middle is Todd Merriman, who was the senior editor/news of The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Kathleen Carroll, right, executive editor of The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) When John Carroll visited me and Poynter in January 2013, he was a trim, vigorous retiree in his early 70s. So the … Read More
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Angel Rodriguez moved from digital to print and now uses both skills at the L.A. Times

The cover of Sunday's Los Angeles Times sports section, courtesy Los Angeles Times About a month ago, the sports department at the Los Angeles Times was fully-staffed, ready for a day that included a horse race, a basketball game and a boxing match. "It looked like a Tuesday," said Angel Rodriguez, sports editor. By 3 p.m., the Times' … Read More
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'Investigative reporting is obviously alive and well' and other observations from first-time Pulitzer jurors

Pulitzer Medals. (Photo from Columbia University) This year, several first-time Pulitzer Prize jurors came from online news organizations and platforms, including Quartz, Twitter, Trove, The Marshall Project and The Texas Tribune. I spoke with three of them about their experiences judging the Pulitzers. They can't talk in specifics about entries, but they did talk about what the Pulitzers … Read More
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S. Mitra Kalita heads to the L.A. Times to 'develop and refine new styles of journalism'

S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy, LA Times publisher Austin Beutner and editor Davan Maharaj told staff in an email on Wednesday. A creative force behind the business news site Quartz, with a background in traditional journalism as well, Mitra will join The Times … Read More
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SXSW report: Washington Post's digital numbers even better than officials claimed

According to Capital New York, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash gave a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive festival on how the technological innovations introduced by Jeff Bezos have changed the newspaper's fortunes. And they made a remarkable claim: according to numbers produced by comScore, the Post's number of unique … Read More
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Jose Antonio Vargas and the L.A. Times create a platform for immigration and identity

CNN | Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times announced a new partnership with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in creating #EmergingUS. According to a press release, the multimedia platform will examine "the intersection of race, immigration, identity and the complexities of multiculturalism. #EmergingUS will aim to illuminate these issues and create a dialogue at a … Read More
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Journalist on Cuba: 'My mom has been waiting and waiting and waiting'

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A more personal look at the Cuba story On Wednesday, Maria Carrillo, a senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, spent a lot of time on the phone with her mother, a Cuban exile. "I am an American, born here, raised here, never been to the island where my parents were born. But … Read More