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The ''Los Angeles Times'' (sometimes abbreviated as ''LA Times'') is a
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based in
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, which has been published in
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, California, since 1881. It has the fifth-largest circulation in the U.S., and is the largest American
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not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper focuses its coverage of issues particularly salient to the West Coast, such as
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trends and
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. It has won more than 40
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s for its coverage of these and other issues. , ownership of the paper is controlled by
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, and the executive editor is
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. In the 19th century, the paper developed a reputation for civic
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and opposition to
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, the latter of which led to the bombing of its
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in 1910. The paper's profile grew substantially in the 1960s under publisher
Otis Chandler Otis Chandler (November 23, 1927 – February 27, 2006) was the publisher of the ''Los Angeles Times'' between 1960 and 1980, leading a large expansion of the newspaper and its ambitions. He was the fourth and final member of the Chandler famil ...

Otis Chandler
, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades the paper's readership has declined, and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, and other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to
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and finalized their first union contract on October 16, 2019. The paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility in
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near
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in July 2018.


History


Otis era

The ''Times'' was first published on December 4, 1881, as the ''Los Angeles Daily Times'' under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by
Jesse Yarnell Thomas Jesse Yarnell, known as Jesse Yarnell, (1837–1906) was a California newspaperman who established the Los Angeles, California, ''Weekly Mirror'', which took over the ''Los Angeles Times'' in 1881 and later merged with it.
and T.J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill, Cole and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, and it was at his insistence that the ''Times'' continued publication. In July 1882,
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moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor."Mirror Acorn, 'Times' Oak," ''Los Angeles Times,'' October 23, 1923, page II-1
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Otis made the ''Times'' a financial success. Historian
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wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic
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, extolling the virtues of
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and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley. The efforts of the ''Times'' to fight local unions led to the bombing of its headquarters on October 1, 1910, killing twenty-one people. Two union leaders, James and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The
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hired noted trial attorney
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to represent the brothers, who eventually pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new ''Times'' headquarters building designed by
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Chandler era

After Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law,
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, took control as publisher of the ''Times''. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son,
Norman Chandler Norman Chandler (September 14, 1899 – October 20, 1973) was the publisher of the ''Los Angeles Times'' from 1945 to 1960. Personal Norman Chandler was born in Los Angeles on September 14, 1899, one of eight children of Harry Chandler and Maria ...
, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of
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Los Angeles. Norman's wife,
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, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the
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, whose main concert hall was named the
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in her honor. Family members are buried at the
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near
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. The site also includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. In 1935, the newspaper moved to a new, landmark Art Deco building, the
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, to which the newspaper would add other facilities until taking up the entire city block between Spring, Broadway, First and Second streets, which came to be known as
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and would house the paper until 2018.
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, then the president and general manager of Times-Mirror Co., declared the Los Angeles Times Building a "monument to the progress of our city and Southern California". The fourth generation of family publishers,
Otis Chandler Otis Chandler (November 23, 1927 – February 27, 2006) was the publisher of the ''Los Angeles Times'' between 1960 and 1980, leading a large expansion of the newspaper and its ambitions. He was the fourth and final member of the Chandler famil ...

Otis Chandler
, held that position from 1960 to 1980. Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper, often forgotten in the power centers of the
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due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, such as ''
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'' and ''
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''. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with ''The Washington Post'' to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations. He also toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four
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s, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, ''Times'' reporter Michael Hiltzik said that:
The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and also social and political influence (which often brought more profits). Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the later generations found that only one or two branches got the power, and everyone else got a share of the money. Eventually the coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies went public, or split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the ''Los Angeles Times'' under the Chandler family.
The paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history, ''Thinking Big'' (1977, ), and was one of four organizations profiled by
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in '' The Powers That Be'' (1979, ; 2000 reprint ). It has also been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades.


Former ''Times'' buildings

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The 1886 ''Times'' building, northeast corner 1st/Broadway
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''Times'' 1886 building after bombing on October 1, 1910
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The 1948 Crawford Addition (or Mirror Building), NW corner 2nd/Spring, 2020
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, the block bounded by First, Second,
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,
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#2018-present,
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Modern era

The ''Los Angeles Times'' was beset in the first decade of the 21st century by a change in ownership, a
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, a rapid succession of editors, reductions in staff, decreases in paid circulation, the need to increase its Web presence, and a series of controversies. For two days in 2005, the ''Times'' experimented with
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, the first
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by a major news organization to allow readers to combine forces to produce their own editorial pieces. It was shut down after being besieged with inappropriate material. The newspaper moved to a new headquarters building in El Segundo, near Los Angeles International Airport, in July 2018.


Ownership

In 2000,
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, publisher of the ''Los Angeles Times'', was purchased by the
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of
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, placing the paper in co-ownership with the then WB-affiliated (now CW-affiliated)
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, which Tribune acquired in 1985. On April 2, 2007, the Tribune Company announced its acceptance of real estate entrepreneur
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's offer to buy the ''
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'', the ''Los Angeles Times'', and all other company assets. Zell announced that he would sell the
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baseball club. He put up for sale the company's 25 percent interest in
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Chicago. Until shareholder approval was received, Los Angeles billionaires
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and
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had the right to submit a higher bid, in which case Zell would have received a $25 million buyout fee. In December 2008, the Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy was a result of declining advertising revenue and a debt load of $12.9 billion, much of it incurred when the paper was taken private by Zell. On February 7, 2018,
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(formerly Tronc Inc.), agreed to sell the ''Los Angeles Times'' along with other southern California properties (''
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'', ''
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'') to billionaire biotech investor
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. This purchase by Soon-Shiong through his Nant Capital investment fund was for $500 million, as well as the assumption of $90 million in pension liabilities. The sale to Soon-Shiong closed on June 16, 2018.


Editorial changes and staff reductions

John Carroll, former editor of the ''
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'', was brought in to restore the luster of the newspaper. During his reign at the ''Times'', he eliminated more than 200 jobs, but despite an operating profit margin of 20 percent, the Tribune executives were unsatisfied with returns, and by 2005 Carroll had left the newspaper. His successor,
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, refused to impose the additional cutbacks mandated by the Tribune Company. Baquet was the first African-American to hold this type of editorial position at a top-tier daily. During Baquet and Carroll's time at the paper, it won 13 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other paper except ''The New York Times''. However, Baquet was removed from the editorship for not meeting the demands of the Tribune Group—as was publisher Jeffrey Johnson—and was replaced by James O'Shea of the ''Chicago Tribune''. O'Shea himself left in January 2008 after a budget dispute with publisher David Hiller. The paper's content and design style were overhauled several times in attempts to increase circulation. In 2000, a major change reorganized the news sections (related news was put closer together) and changed the "Local" section to the "California" section with more extensive coverage. Another major change in 2005 saw the Sunday "Opinion" section retitled the Sunday "Current" section, with a radical change in its presentation and featured columnists. There were regular
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s with Tribune-owned television station KTLA to bring evening-news viewers into the ''Times'' fold. The paper reported on July 3, 2008, that it planned to cut 250 jobs by
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and reduce the number of published pages by 15 percent. That included about 17 percent of the news staff, as part of the newly private media company's mandate to reduce costs. "We've tried to get ahead of all the change that's occurring in the business and get to an organization and size that will be sustainable", Hiller said. In January 2009, the ''Times'' eliminated the separate California/Metro section, folding it into the front section of the newspaper. The ''Times'' also announced seventy job cuts in news and editorial or a 10 percent cut in payroll. In September 2015,
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, the publisher and chief executive, was replaced by Timothy E. Ryan. On October 5, 2015, the
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reported that "At least 50' editorial positions will be culled from the ''Los Angeles Times''" through a buyout. On this subject, the ''Los Angeles Times'' reported with foresight: "For the 'funemployed,' unemployment is welcome." Nancy Cleeland, who took O'Shea's buyout offer, did so because of "frustration with the paper's coverage of working people and organized labor" (the beat that earned her Pulitzer). She speculated that the paper's revenue shortfall could be reversed by expanding coverage of
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topics, which she believed were increasingly relevant to
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; she cited the paper's attempted hiring of a "celebrity justice reporter" as an example of the wrong approach. On August 21, 2017,
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, then aged 54, was named publisher and CEO, replacing Davan Maharaj, who had been both publisher and editor. On June 16, 2018, the same day the sale to Patrick Soon-Shiong closed,
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was named executive editor.


Unionization

On January 19, 2018, employees of the news department voted 248–44 in a National Labor Relations Board election to be represented by the NewsGuild-CWA. The vote came despite aggressive opposition from the paper's management team, reversing more than a century of anti-union sentiment at one of the biggest newspapers in the country.


Circulation

The ''Times'' has suffered continued decline in distribution. Reasons offered for the circulation drop included a price increase and a rise in the proportion of readers preferring to read the online version instead of the print version. Editor Jim O'Shea, in an internal memo announcing a May 2007, mostly voluntary,
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, characterized the decrease in circulation as an "industry-wide problem" which the paper had to counter by "growing rapidly on-line", "break
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news on the Web and explain
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it in our newspaper." The ''Times'' closed its
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printing plant in early 2006, leaving press operations to the Olympic plant and to Orange County. Also that year the paper announced its circulation had fallen to 851,532, down 5.4 percent from 2005. The ''Times''s loss of circulation was the largest of the top ten newspapers in the U.S. Some observers believed that the drop was due to the retirement of circulation director Bert Tiffany. Still, others thought the decline was a side effect of a succession of short-lived editors who were appointed by publisher Mark Willes after publisher
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Otis Chandler
relinquished day-to-day control in 1995. Willes, the former president of
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, was criticized for his lack of understanding of the newspaper business, and was derisively referred to by reporters and editors as ''The Cereal Killer''. The ''Times''s reported daily circulation in October 2010 was 600,449, down from a peak of 1,225,189 daily and 1,514,096 Sunday in April 1990. Despite the circulation decline, many in the media industry lauded the newspaper's effort to decrease its reliance on "other-paid" circulation in favor of building its "individually paid" circulation base—which showed a marginal increase in a circulation audit. This distinction reflected the difference between, for example, copies distributed to hotel guests free of charge (other-paid) versus subscriptions and single-copy sales (individually paid).


Internet presence and free weeklies

In December 2006, a team of ''Times'' reporters delivered management with a critique of the paper's online news efforts known as the Spring Street Project. The report, which condemned the ''Times'' as a "web-stupid" organization", was followed by a shakeup in management of the paper's website,
www.latimes.com
', and a rebuke of print staffers who had assertedly "treated change as a threat." On July 10, 2007, ''Times'' launched a local
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site targeting live entertainment for young adults. A free weekly tabloid print edition of Metromix Los Angeles followed in February 2008; the publication was the newspaper's first stand-alone print weekly. In 2009, the ''Times'' shut down Metromix and replaced it with ''Brand X'', a
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and free weekly tabloid targeting young,
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readers. ''Brand X'' launched in March 2009; the ''Brand X'' tabloid ceased publication in June 2011 and the website was shut down the following month. In May 2018, the ''Times'' blocked access to its online edition from most of Europe because of the European Union's
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.


Other controversies

It was revealed in 1999 that a revenue-sharing arrangement was in place between the ''Times'' and
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in the preparation of a 168-page magazine about the opening of the sports arena. The magazine's editors and writers were not informed of the agreement, which breached the
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that traditionally has separated advertising from journalistic functions at American newspapers. Publisher Mark Willes also had not prevented advertisers from pressuring reporters in other sections of the newspaper to write stories favorable to their point of view.
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was hired as the Opinion and Editorial (
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) Editor in April 2004 to help improve the quality of the opinion pieces. His role was controversial, for he forced writers to take a more decisive stance on issues. In 2005, he created a Wikitorial, the first Wiki by a major news organization. Although it failed, readers could combine forces to produce their own editorial pieces. He resigned later that year. The ''Times'' drew fire for a last-minute story before the
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alleging that gubernatorial candidate
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
groped scores of women during his movie career. Columnist
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wrote on the ''American Reporter'' website that the ''Times'' did not do a story on allegations that former Governor
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had verbally and physically abused women in his office, and that the Schwarzenegger story relied on a number of anonymous sources. Further, she said, four of the six alleged victims were not named. She also said that in the case of the Davis allegations, the ''Times'' decided against printing the Davis story because of its reliance on anonymous sources. The
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said that the ''Times'' lost more than 10,000 subscribers because of the negative publicity surrounding the Schwarzenegger article. On November 12, 2005, new op-ed Editor Andrés Martinez announced the dismissal of liberal op-ed columnist
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and conservative editorial cartoonist
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. The ''Times'' also came under controversy for its decision to drop the weekday edition of the ''
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'' comic strip in 2005, in favor of a hipper comic strip '' Brevity'', while retaining the Sunday edition. ''Garfield'' was dropped altogether shortly thereafter. Following the
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's defeat in the 2006 mid-term elections, an Opinion piece by Joshua Muravchik, a leading
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and a resident scholar at the conservative
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, published on November 19, 2006, was titled 'Bomb Iran'. The article shocked some readers, with its hawkish comments in support of more unilateral action by the United States, this time against Iran. On March 22, 2007, editorial page editor Andrés Martinez resigned following an alleged scandal centering on his girlfriend's professional relationship with a Hollywood producer who had been asked to guest-edit a section in the newspaper. In an open letter written upon leaving the paper, Martinez criticized the publication for allowing the
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between the news and editorial departments to be weakened, accusing news staffers of lobbying the opinion desk. In November 2017, Walt Disney Studios blacklisted the ''Times'' from attending press screenings of its films, in retaliation for September 2017 reportage by the paper on
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's political influence in the Anaheim area. The company considered the coverage to be "biased and inaccurate". As a sign of condemnation and solidarity, a number of major publications and writers, including ''The New York Times'', ''
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'' critic
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, ''
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'' blogger Alyssa Rosenberg, and the websites '' The A.V. Club'' and ''
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'', announced that they would boycott press screenings of future Disney films. The
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,
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,
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, and
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jointly announced that Disney's films would be ineligible for their respective year-end awards unless the decision was reversed, condemning the decision as being "antithetical to the principles of a free press and ettinga dangerous precedent in a time of already heightened hostility towards journalists". On November 7, 2017, Disney reversed its decision, stating that the company "had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at the ''Los Angeles Times'' regarding our specific concerns".


Pulitzer Prizes

Through 2014 the ''Times'' had won 41 Pulitzer Prizes, including four in editorial cartooning, and one each in spot news reporting for the 1965
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and the
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. * The ''Los Angeles Times'' received the
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for the newspaper series "
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". * ''Times'' sportswriter Jim Murray won a Pulitzer in 1990. * ''Times'' investigative reporters
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and
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won the Pulitzer in 1999 for a year-long series that exposed corruption in the music business. * ''Times'' journalist
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won the 2001
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; the organization cited "his pioneering expose of seven unsafe prescription drugs that had been approved by the
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, and an analysis of the policy reforms that had reduced the agency's effectiveness." In
2004 2004 was designated as the International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) and the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO). Events January * January 3 – Flash Airlines Flight 6 ...
, the paper won five prizes, which is the third-most by any paper in one year (behind ''
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'' in
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(7) and ''
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'' in
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(6)). * ''Times'' reporters Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2009 "for their fresh and painstaking exploration into the cost and effectiveness of attempts to combat the growing menace of wildfires across the western United States." * In 2011, Barbara Davidson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city's crossfire of deadly gang violence." * In 2016, the ''Times'' won the breaking news Pulitzer prize for its coverage of the mass shooting in
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, California. * In 2019, three ''Los Angeles Times'' reporters - Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle - won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.


Competition and rivalry

In the 19th century, the chief competition to the ''Times'' was the ''
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,'' followed by the smaller '' Los Angeles Tribune.'' In December 1903, newspaper magnate
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began publishing the ''
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'' as a direct morning competitor to the ''Times.'' In the 20th century, the '' Los Angeles Express'' was an afternoon competitor, as was
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's ''
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'', a Democratic newspaper.Red Ink, White Lies: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles Newspapers, 1920–1962
by Rob Leicester Wagner, Dragonflyer Press, 2000.
By the mid-1940s, the ''Times'' was the leading newspaper in terms of circulation in the
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. In 1948, it launched the ''Los Angeles Mirror'', an afternoon tabloid, to compete with both the ''Daily News'' and the merged ''Herald-Express''. In 1954, the ''Mirror'' absorbed the ''Daily News''. The combined paper, the ''Mirror-News'', ceased publication in 1962, when the Hearst afternoon '' Herald-Express'' and the morning ''
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'' merged to become the '' Herald-Examiner''.Leonard Pitt and Dale Pitt, ''Los Angeles: A to Z,'' University of California Press, . The ''Herald-Examiner'' published its last number in 1989. In 2014, the ''Los Angeles Register'', published by Freedom Communications, then-parent company of the ''Orange County Register'' was launched as a daily newspaper to compete with the ''Times''. By late September of the same year, the ''Los Angeles Register'' was folded.


Special editions


Midwinter and midsummer


Midwinter

For 69 years, from 1885 until 1954, the ''Times'' issued on New Year's Day a special annual Midwinter Number or Midwinter Edition that extolled the virtues of Southern California. At first, it was called the "Trade Number," and in 1886 it featured a special press run of "extra scope and proportions"; that is, "a twenty-four-page paper, and we hope to make it the finest exponent of this outhern Californiacountry that ever existed." Two years later, the edition had grown to "forty-eight handsome pages (9x15 inches), hichstitched for convenience and better preservation," was "equivalent to a 150-page book." The last use of the phrase ''Trade Number'' was in 1895, when the edition had grown to thirty-six pages split among three separate sections. The Midwinter Number drew acclamations from other newspapers, including this one from ''
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'' in 1923: In 1948 the Midwinter Edition, as it was then called, had grown to "7 big picture magazines in beautiful
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reproduction." The last mention of the Midwinter Edition was in a ''Times'' advertisement on January 10, 1954.


Midsummer

Between 1891 and 1895, the ''Times'' also issued a similar Midsummer Number, the first one with the theme "The Land and Its Fruits". Because of its issue date in September, the edition was in 1891 called the Midsummer Harvest Number.


Zoned editions and subsidiaries

In 1903, the Pacific Wireless Telegraph Company established a radiotelegraph link between the California mainland and Santa Catalina Island. In the summer of that year, the ''Times'' made use of this link to establish a local daily paper, based in Avalon, called ''The Wireless'', which featured local news plus excerpts which had been transmitted via Morse code from the parent paper. However, this effort apparently survived for only a little more than one year. In the 1990s, the ''Times'' published various editions catering to far-flung areas. Editions included those from the San Fernando Valley,
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,
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, Orange County,
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& a "National Edition" that was distributed to
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and the
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. The National Edition was closed in December 2004. Some of these editions were succeeded by ''Our Times'', a group of community supplements included in editions of the regular Los Angeles Metro newspaper. A subsidiary, Times Community Newspapers, publishes the ''
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'' of
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and
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. From 2011 to 2013, the ''Times'' had published the ''Pasadena Sun''. It also had published the ''
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'' and ''
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'' from 1993 to 2020, and the ''La Cañada Valley Sun'' from 2005 to 2020. On April 30, 2020, Charlie Plowman, publisher of Outlook Newspapers, announced he would acquire the ''Glendale News-Press'', ''Burbank Leader'' and ''La Cañada Valley Sun'' from Times Community Newspapers. Plowman acquired the ''South Pasadena Review'' and ''San Marino Tribune'' in late January 2020 from the Salter family, who owned and operated these two community weeklies.


Features

One of the ''Times'' features was "Column One", a feature that appeared daily on the front page to the left-hand side. Established in September 1968, it was a place for the weird and the interesting; in the ''How Far Can a Piano Fly?'' (a compilation of Column One stories) introduction,
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wrote that the column's purpose was to elicit a "Gee, that's interesting, I didn't know that" type of reaction. The ''Times'' also embarked on a number of
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pieces. A series in December 2004 on the King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles led to a Pulitzer Prize and a more thorough coverage of the hospital's troubled history. Lopez wrote a five-part series on the civic and humanitarian disgrace of Los Angeles'
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, which became the focus of a 2009 motion picture, ''
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.'' It also won 62 awards at the SND awards. From 1967 to 1972, the ''Times'' produced a Sunday
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called ''
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'' magazine. ''West'' was recognized for its art design, which was directed by Mike Salisbury (who later became art director of ''
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'' magazine).Heller, Steven
"Go West, Young Art Director,"
''Design Observer'' (Sept. 23, 2008).
From 2000 to 2012, the ''Times'' published the ''
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'', which started as a weekly and then became a monthly supplement. The magazine focused on stories and photos of people, places, style, and other cultural affairs occurring in
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and its surrounding cities and communities. Since 2014, '' The California Sunday Magazine'' has been included in the Sunday ''L.A. Times'' edition.


Promotion


Festival of Books

In 1996, the ''Times'' started the annual
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, in association with the
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. It has panel discussions, exhibits, and stages during two days at the end of April each year. In 2011, the Festival of Books was moved to the
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.


Book prizes

Since 1980, the ''Times'' has awarded annual book prizes. The categories are now biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult fiction. In addition, the Robert Kirsch Award is presented annually to a living author with a substantial connection to the American West whose contribution to American letters deserves special recognition".


Book publishing

The Times Mirror Corporation has also owned a number of book publishers over the years, including
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and C.V. Mosby, as well as Harry N. Abrams,
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, and
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. In 1960, Times Mirror of Los Angeles bought the book publisher
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, known for publishing affordable paperback reprints of classics and other scholarly works. The NAL continued to operate autonomously from New York and within the Mirror Company. In 1983, Odyssey Partners and Ira J. Hechler bought NAL from the Times Mirror Company for over $50 million. In 1967, Times Mirror acquired C.V. Mosby Company, a professional publisher and merged it over the years with several other professional publishers including Resource Application, Inc., Year Book Medical Publishers, Wolfe Publishing Ltd., PSG Publishing Company, B.C. Decker, Inc., among others. Eventually in 1998 Mosby was sold to Harcourt Brace & Company to form the Elsevier Health Sciences group.


Broadcasting activities

The Times-Mirror Company was a founding owner of television station
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in
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, which opened in January 1949. It became that station's sole owner in 1951, after re-acquiring the minority shares it had sold to
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CBS
in 1948. Times-Mirror also purchased a former motion picture studio,
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, in
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in 1950, which was then used to consolidate KTTV's operations. Later to be known as
Metromedia Square Metromedia Square (later known as Fox Television Center from 1986 to 1996) was a radio and television studio facility located at 5746 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on the southeastern corner of Sunset and Van Ness Avenue in ...
, the studio was sold along with KTTV to
Metromedia Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was an American media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956 to 1986 and controlled Orion Pictures from 1988 to 1997. Metromedia was established in 1956 after the DuMont T ...
in 1963. After a seven-year hiatus from the medium, the firm reactivated Times-Mirror Broadcasting Company with its 1970 purchase of the ''
Dallas Times Herald The ''Dallas Times Herald'', founded in 1888 by a merger of the ''Dallas Times'' and the ''Dallas Herald'', was once one of two major daily newspapers serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. It won three Pulitzer Prizes, all for photography, and two ...
'' and its radio and television stations, KRLD-AM- FM-TV in
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. The
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granted an exemption of its cross-ownership policy and allowed Times-Mirror to retain the newspaper and the television outlet, which was renamed
KDFW-TV KDFW, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 35), is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidi ...
. Times-Mirror Broadcasting later acquired KTBC-TV in
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in 1973; and in 1980 purchased a group of stations owned by
Newhouse Newspapers
Newhouse Newspapers
: WAPI-TV (now
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) in
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;
KTVI KTVI, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 33), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate KPLR-TV (channel 11). T ...
in
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; WSYR-TV (now
WSTM-TV WSTM-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 19), is a dual NBC/CW-affiliated television station licensed to Syracuse, New York, United States. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which also operates CBS affiliate WTVH (channe ...
) in
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and its satellite station WSYE-TV (now
WETM-TV WETM-TV, virtual channel 18 (UHF digital channel 23), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Elmira, New York, United States, serving the Western Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The station is owned ...
) in
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; and WTPA-TV (now
WHTM-TV WHTM-TV, virtual channel 27 (VHF digital channel 10), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States and serving the Susquehanna Valley region (Harrisburg–Lancaster–Lebanon–York). The station is ...
) in
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. The company also entered the field of cable television, servicing the Phoenix and
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areas, amongst others. They were originally titled Times-Mirror Cable, and were later renamed to Dimension Cable Television. Similarly, they also attempted to enter the pay-TV market, with the Spotlight movie network; it wasn't successful and was quickly shut down. The cable systems were sold in the mid-1990s to
Cox Communications Cox Communications (also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable) is an American company that provides digital cable television, telecommunications and Home Automation services ...
. Times-Mirror also pared its station group down, selling off the Syracuse, Elmira and Harrisburg properties in 1986. The remaining four outlets were packaged to a new upstart holding company, Argyle Television, in 1993. These stations were acquired by
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shortly thereafter and became key components in a sweeping shift of network-station affiliations which occurred between 1994 and 1995.


Stations

Notes: * 1 Co-owned with
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CBS
until 1951 in a
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(51% owned by Times-Mirror, 49% owned by CBS); * 2 Purchased along with KRLD-AM- FM as part of Times-Mirror's acquisition of the ''
Dallas Times Herald The ''Dallas Times Herald'', founded in 1888 by a merger of the ''Dallas Times'' and the ''Dallas Herald'', was once one of two major daily newspapers serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. It won three Pulitzer Prizes, all for photography, and two ...
''. Times-Mirror sold the radio stations to comply with FCC cross-ownership restrictions.


Employees


Writers and editors

*
Dean Baquet Dean P. Baquet (; born September 21, 1956) is an American journalist. He has been the executive editor of ''The New York Times'' since May 14, 2014. Between 2011 and 2014 Baquet was managing editor under the previous executive editor Jill Abramso ...
, editor 2000–2007 *
Martin Baron Martin Baron (born October 24, 1954) is an American journalist who was editor of ''The Washington Post'' from December 31, 2012, until his retirement on February 28, 2021. He was previously the editor of ''The Boston Globe'' from 2001 to 2012. Bar ...
, assistant managing editor 1979–1996 * James Bassett, reporter, editor 1934–1971 * Skip Bayless, sportswriter 1976–1978 * Barry Bearak, reporter 1982–1997 * Jim Bellows (1922–2005), editor 1967–1974 * Sheila Benson, film critic 1981–1991 * Martin Bernheimer, music critic, 1982 Pulitzer Prize, 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Bettina Boxall, reporter, 2009 Pulitzer Prize * Jeff Brazil, reporter 1993–2000 * Harry Carr (1877–1936), reporter, columnist, editor * John Carroll, editor 2000–2005 * Julie Cart, reporter, 2009 Pulitzer Prize * Charles Champlin (1926–2014), film critic 1965–1980 * Sewell Chan, editor of the editorial page * Michael Cieply, entertainment writer * Shelby Coffey III, editor 1989–1997 * K.C. Cole, science writer * Michael Connelly, crime reporter, novelist * Borzou Daragahi, Beirut bureau chief * Manohla Dargis, film critic * Meghan Daum, columnist * Anthony Day (1933–2007), op-ed writer, editor 1969–89 * Latinos (newspaper series), Frank del Olmo (1948–2004), reporter, editor 1970–2004 * Al Delugach (1925–2015), reporter 1970–1989 * Barbara Demick, Beijing bureau chief, author * Robert J. Donovan (1912–2003), Washington bureau chief * Mike Downey, columnist 1985–2001 * Bob Drogin, national political reporter * Roscoe Drummond (1902–1983), syndicated columnist * E.V. Durling (1893–1957), columnist 1936–1939 * Bill Dwyre, sports editor and columnist 1981–2015 * Braven Dyer, sports reporter, sports editor 1925-1965 * Louis Dyer, reporter, editor LA Mirror, Home Magazine 1934-1955 * William J. Eaton (1930–2005), correspondent 1984–1994 * Richard Eder (1932–2014), book critic, 1987 Pulitzer Prize, 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Gordon Edes, sportswriter 1980–1989 * Helene Elliott, sports columnist * Leonard Feather (1914–1994), jazz critic * Dexter Filkins, foreign correspondent 1996–1999 * Nikki Finke, entertainment reporter * Thomas Francis Ford (1873–1958), U.S. Congress member, literary and rotogravure editor, City Council member * Douglas Frantz, managing editor 2005–2007 * Jeffrey Gettleman, Atlanta bureau chief 1999–2002 * Jonathan Gold, food writer, 2007 Pulitzer Prize * Patrick Goldstein, film columnist 2000–2012 * Carl Greenberg (1908–1984), political writer * Joyce Haber, gossip columnist 1966–1975 * Bill Henry (Los Angeles Times), Bill Henry (1890–1970), columnist 1939–1970 * Robert Hilburn, music writer 1970–2005 * Shani Hilton, Shani Olisa Hilton, Deputy Managing editor *
Michael Hiltzik Michael A. Hiltzik (born November 9, 1952) is an American columnist and reporter who has written extensively for the ''Los Angeles Times''. In 1999, he won a beat reporting Pulitzer Prize for co-writing a series of articles about corruption in the ...
, investigative reporter, 1999 Pulitzer Prize, 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting * Hedda Hopper (1885–1966), Hollywood columnist 1938–1966 * L. D. Hotchkiss (1893–1964), editor 1922–1958 * Pete Johnson (rock critic), Pete Johnson, rock critic of the 1960s * David Cay Johnston, reporter 1976–1988 * Jonathan Kaiman, Asia correspondent 2015-2016 * K. Connie Kang (1942–2019) first female Korean American journalist * Philip P. Kerby, 1976 Pulitzer Prize, 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Ann Killion, sportswriter 1987–1988 * Grace Kingsley (1874–1962), film columnist 1914–1933 *
Michael KinsleyMichael Kinsley (born March 9, 1951) is an American political journalist and commentator. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television audiences as a co-host on ''Crossfire''. Early life and educati ...
, op-ed page editor 2004–2005 * Christopher Knight (art_critic), Christopher Knight, art critic, 2020 Pulitzer Prize, 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * William Knoedelseder, business writer * David Lamb (journalist), David Lamb (1940–2016), correspondent 1970–2004 * David Laventhol (1933–2015), publisher 1989–1994 * David Lazarus, business columnist * Rick Loomis (photojournalist), Rick Loomis, photojournalist, 2007 Pulitzer Prize, 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting * Stuart Loory (1937–2015), White House correspondent 1967–1971 * Steve Lopez, columnist * Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859–1928), city editor 1884–1888 * Al Martinez (1929–2015), columnist 1984–2009 * Andres Martinez (editor), Andres Martinez, op-ed page editor 2004–2007 * Dennis McDougal, reporter 1982–1992 * Usha Lee McFarling, reporter, 2007 Pulitzer Prize, 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting * Kristine McKenna, music journalist 1977–1998 * Mary McNamara, TV critic, 2015 Pulitzer Prize, 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Doyle McManus, Washington bureau chief * Charles McNulty, theater critic * Alan Miller (journalist), Alan Miller, 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting * T. Christian Miller, investigative journalist 1999–2008 * Kay Mills (writer), Kay Mills, editorial writer 1978–1991 * Carolina Miranda (writer), Carolina Miranda, arts and culture critic 2014–present * J.R. Moehringer, feature writing, 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing *
Patt Morrison Patt Morrison is a journalist, author, and radio-television personality based in Los Angeles and Southern California. Media Morrison is a writer for the ''Los Angeles Times'', with the weekly '' 'Patt Morrison Asks' '' column, and received the J ...
, columnist * Suzanne Muchnic, art critic 1978–2009 * Kim Murphy (journalist), Kim Murphy, assistant managing editor for foreign and national news, 2005 Pulitzer Prize * Jim Murray (1919–1998), sports columnist, 1990 Pulitzer Prize, 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary * Sonia Nazario, feature writing, 2003 Pulitzer Prize * Dan Neil, columnist, 2004 Pulitzer Prize, 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Chuck Neubauer, investigative journalist * Ross Newhan, baseball writer 1967–2004 * Jack Nelson (journalist), Jack Nelson (1929–2009), political reporter, 1960 Pulitzer Prize, 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting1960 Winners
The Pulitzer Prizes
* Anne-Marie O'Connor, reporter * Nicolai Ouroussoff, architectural critic * Scot J. Paltrow, financial journalist 1988–1997 * Olive Percival, columnist * Bill Plaschke, sports columnist * Michael Parks (reporter), Michael Parks, foreign correspondent, editor, 1987 Pulitzer Prize, 1987 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting * Russ Parsons, food writer * Mike Penner (1957–2009) (Christine Daniels), sportswriter *
Chuck Philips Charles Alan Philips (born October 15, 1952) is an American writer and investigative journalist. From 1995 to 2008 he worked for the ''Los Angeles Times'', after first freelancing for the newspaper. Early life and education Philips grew up in the ...
, investigative reporter, 1999 Pulitzer Prize, 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting * Michael Phillips (critic), Michael Phillips, film critic * Latinos (newspaper series), George Ramos (1947–2011), reporter 1978–2003 * Richard Read, reporter, 1999 Pulitzer Prize 2001 Pulitzer Prize * Ruth Reichl, restaurant and food writer 1984–1993 * Rick Reilly, sportswriter 1983–1985 * James Risen, investigative journalist 1984–1998 * Howard Rosenberg, TV critic, 1985 Pulitzer Prize, 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Tim Rutten, columnist 1971–2011 * Ruth Ryon (1944–2014), real estate writer 1977–2008 * Morrie Ryskind, feature writer 1960–1971 * Kevin Sack, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2003 * Ruben Salazar (1928–1970), reporter, correspondent 1959–70 *
Robert Scheer Robert Scheer (born April 4, 1936) is an American journalist who has written for ''Ramparts'', the ''Los Angeles Times'', ''Playboy'', ''Truthdig'', ''Scheerpost'' and other publications as well as having written many books. His column for ''Trut ...
, national correspondent 1976–1993 * Lee Shippey (1884–1969), columnist 1927–1949 * David Shaw (writer), David Shaw (1943–2005), 1991 Pulitzer Prize, 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism * Gaylord Shaw, reporter, 1978 Pulitzer Prize * Gene Sherman (reporter), Gene Sherman (1915–1969), reporter, 1960 Pulitzer Prize * Barry Siegel, feature writing, 2002 Pulitzer Prize * T. J. Simers, sports columnist 1990–2013 * Jack Smith (columnist), Jack Smith (1916–1996), columnist 1953–1996 * Bob Sipchen, editorial writing, 2002 Pulitzer Prize * Latinos (newspaper series), Frank Sotomayor, reporter, editor * Bill Stall (1937–2008), editorial writing, 2004 Pulitzer Prize * Joel Stein, columnist *
Jill Stewart Jill Stewart was the Managing Editor at ''LA Weekly'' and laweekly.com. At ''LA Weekly'', she oversaw a team of print and digital journalists who pursue the newspaper's brand of digital hyper-localism and analytical, print journalism. She also over ...
, reporter 1984–1991 * Rone Tempest, investigative reporter 1976–2007 * Kevin Thomas (film critic), Kevin Thomas, film critic 1962–2005 * William F. Thomas (1924–2014), editor 1971–1989 * Hector Tobar, columnist, book critic * William Tuohy (1926–2009), foreign correspondent, 1969 Pulitzer Prize, 1969 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting * Kenneth Turan, film critic * Julia Turner (journalist), Julia Turner, deputy managing editor * Peter Wallsten, national political reporter * Matt Weinstock (1903–1970), columnist * Kenneth R. Weiss, 2007 Pulitzer Prize, 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting * Nick Boddie Williams, Nick Williams (1906–1992), editor 1958–1971 *
David Willman David Willman (born October 18, 1956) is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist. Biography Early life and education Willman was born in California and graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Journalism in 1978 after stud ...
, 2001 Pulitzer Prize, 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting * Michael Wines, correspondent 1984–1988 * Jules Witcover, Washington correspondent 1970–1972 * Gene Wojciechowski, sportswriter 1986–1996 * S. S. Van Dine, Willard Huntington Wright (1888–1939), literary editor * Kimi Yoshino, managing editor


Cartoonists

* Paul Conrad, Paul Francis Conrad (1924–2010), Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Pulitzer Prize in 1964, 1971, and 1984 * Ted Rall * David Horsey, Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and 2003 * Frank Interlandi (1924–2010) * Michael Ramirez, Michael Patrick Ramirez, Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008 * Bruce Russell (cartoonist), Bruce Russell, Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Pulitzer Prize in 1946


Photographers

* Don Bartletti, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, Pulitzer Prize in 2003 * Carolyn Cole, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, Pulitzer Prize in 2004 * Latinos (newspaper series), Rick Corrales (1957–2005), photographer 1981–1995 * Mary Nogueras Frampton, one of the paper's first female photographers * Latinos (newspaper series), Jose Galvez, photographer 1980–1992 * John L. Gaunt, Jr., Pulitzer Prize for Photography, Pulitzer Prize in 1955 * Rick Loomis (photojournalist), Rick Loomis, photojournalist, 2007 Pulitzer Prize * Anacleto Rapping, multiple
Pulitzer Prize The Pulitzer Prize () is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made h ...
s * George Rose (photographer), George Rose, photojournalist 1977–1983 * George Strock, photojournalist of the 1930s * Annie Wells, photojournalist 1997–2008 * Clarence Williams (photojournalist), Clarence Williams, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, Pulitzer Prize in 1998


References


Further reading

* * * * * * Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher. ''The world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers'' (1980) pp 183–91 *


See also

* Central Business District, Los Angeles (1880-1899)


External links

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Photographic Archive ca. 1918-1990 (Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA-Finding Aid)

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''Los Angeles Times'' Photographic Archive (UCLA Library Digital Collections)
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