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Fishbowl5 + 1 with (Now) CNN's Maeve Reston - Posted November 13, 2014
Another big get for CNN Digital Politics today. Maeve Reston, the LA Times political reporter and brains behind #campaignfashionreport, is joining the likes of Peter Hamby and Chris Moody at CNN Digital Politics. In her new gig she will remain in LA... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fishbowl5 + 1 with (Now) CNN's Maeve Reston - Posted November 13, 2014
Another big get for CNN Digital Politics today. Maeve Reston, the LA Times political reporter and brains behind #campaignfashionreport, is joining the likes of Peter Hamby and Chris Moody at CNN Digital Politics. In her new gig she will remain in LA... [FishbowlNY]

Does Your Newsroom Throwback on Thursday? - Posted August 7, 2014
In the name of clicks, and appearing to be social media savvy, news organizations have hopped on the #tbt train. For those that live under a rock, #tbt is the hashtag used for "Throwback Thursday," an excuse to post your prom picture on Instagram, or tweet a link to an old... [10,000 Words]

The Favorite New Devices at CES - Posted January 10, 2014
(LA Times) The Los Angeles Times tech team tried out dozens of devices and 3D gadgets that allegedly improve your life in one way or another at this week's CES. They narrowed down their list of devices to the useful, the practical and the fun. Their favorite devices are: 1) The 3D... [3D Maker Insider]

Is Mark Zuckerberg In Over His Head? - Posted August 17, 2012
As Facebook's value on Wall Street continues to fall, critics have wondered if the problems facing the social network are too big for Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

Advocacy Group To Facebook: Don't Track Kids - Posted June 18, 2012
As Facebook considers letting kids younger than 13 create accounts, the ... [AllFacebook]

At The Tribune Company, The Semantic Tech Evolution Is Cultural, Too - Posted May 3, 2012
While much of the publishing industry still is getting up to speed on what semantic technology can do for business, it's already deep within the DNA of The Tribune Company - to the point where Keith DeWeese, Director, Information and Semantics Management, can comfortably use the word "ontology" in discussions with... [AllTwitter]

At The Tribune Company, The Semantic Tech Evolution Is Cultural, Too - Posted May 3, 2012
While much of the publishing industry still is getting up to speed on what semantic technology can do for business, it's already deep within the DNA of The Tribune Company - to the point where Keith DeWeese, Director, Information and Semantics Management, can comfortably use the word "ontology" in discussions with... [semanticweb.com]

LA Times Fires Blogging Pressman Ed Padgett - Posted December 20, 2011
Ed Padgett, the founder and chief contributor to the blog The Los Angeles Times Pressmen's 20 Year Club, got canned last week. No reason has been given, but it's worth noting that Padgett's blogging has long been a thorn in the sides of LA Times execs. A union activist, Padget frequently... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Reporter Tells Matt Lauer How They Broke Schwarzenegger Story - Posted May 24, 2011
LA Times reporter Robin Abcarian appeared on the Today Show last week to discuss how the paper broke the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's extramarital affair and love child. ... [FishbowlLA]

A reporter's view on the news industry's broken commenting system - Posted May 20, 2011
News comments are broken. It was a popular topic of last night's Hacks/Hackers Seattle meetup and the driving notion behind one of the Knight-Mozilla News Challenge, which asks, "How can we reinvent online news discussions?". Alex Schmidt, a freelance reporter and producer working for NPR, Spot.... [10,000 Words]

LA Times Pressman's Union President Suffers Heart Attack - Posted May 2, 2011
Ronnie Pineda, union president of Local 140-N, the LA Times pressmen's chapter, suffered a heart attack on Friday night. Ed Padgett reported on Saturday that Pineda "is resting in the hospital with his wife Diane at his side." While not... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Editor Responds to the NYT's Ill-Timed Sideswipe - Posted January 25, 2011
Like most of the LA media world, ourselves included, LA Times editor Geoffrey Mohan was not impressed with the New York Times' extremely belated piece on the struggles at the LA Times ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Weekly Teases LA Times For "Anachronistic" Echo Park Coverage - Posted December 8, 2010
An article in Friday's LA Times about the gentrification of Echo Park... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times to Spruce Up Its Insert Pubs* - Posted November 11, 2010
The LA Times Magazine and Image are going to be getting new makeovers. Starting in January, both LA Times inserts ventures will be getting design "upgrades," according to a press release, as well as "incr... [FishbowlLA]

Daily Variety Dumps Editor - Posted November 2, 2010
Leo Wolinsky has been let go as editor of the Daily Variety after only 10 months on the job. Before coming to Variety, he worked at the LA Times for over three decades. The hiring of Wolinsky by the struggling Hollywood trade ... [FishbowlLA]

Anxiously Waiting For Randy Michaels To Get Fired - Posted October 19, 2010
Late last night, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune reported that the Tribune Company board may be planning to ask CEO Randy Michaels to resign. That it may happen at a board meeting taking place today. That Michaels' successor and his golden parachute were ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Exec Lee Abrams Resigns - Posted October 15, 2010
Ding dong, the witch is dead. Two days after Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams was suspended without pay for sending out a risque email to the entire Tribune staff, Abrams has resigned. It may have taken sexually explicit material to get r... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Curtis Dies at 85 - Posted September 30, 2010
Tony Curtis, the man who dressed up in drag opposite Jack Lemmon and Marylin Monroe in "Some Like it Hot," died yesterday of cardiopulmonary arrest in Henderson, Nevada. He was 85. ... [FishbowlLA]

Is Murdoch Considering Selling Weekly Standard to Washington Examiner Owner? - Posted June 10, 2009
The LA Times reports Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. could be close to selling the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard to "media mogul" Philip Anschutz, citing "people familiar with the situation." Anschutz's Clar... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is Murdoch Considering Selling Weekly Standard to Washington Examiner Owner? - Posted June 10, 2009
The LA Times reports Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. could be close to selling the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard to "media mogul" Philip Anschutz, citing "people familiar with the situation." Anschutz's Clar... [FishbowlNY]

FBLA Predicted LA Times Changes 2 Years Ago - Posted April 8, 2008
Back in 2006, we asked readers what would improve the LA Times. Joanne Carson: Q: What's the one thing you'd like to see the paper add? A: STORIES ABOUT PET HERO'S, PET SUCCESS STORIES, PET HUMAN INTEREST STORIES Check! LA Times has ad... [FishbowlLA]

Fired LAT Editor John Montorio: "It Was My Destiny" - Posted February 19, 2008
Ad Age reports that the American media work force is at a 15 year low--only 886,900 employed, thanks to the slumping newspaper industry. And speaking of slumping--whole lot of changes at the LA Times. The LAT, with paid circulation less than that number above, is now... [FishbowlLA]

California Journalists Write--Checks/Who Gave How Much - Posted June 21, 2007
MSNBC.com names names--of journalists who donated to poltiical campaigns. MSNBC.com checked the Federal Election Commission records from January 2004 through the first quarter of 2007 and attempted to contact each journalist. Locals include LA Times ... [FishbowlLA]

Mike Penner Writes About Upcoming Sex Change Operation - Posted April 26, 2007
LA Times sportswriter Mike Penner is getting a sex change operation. Post-op, the by-line will change to Christine Daniels. Penner writes that making the decis... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Poll: Sam Zell--Bad News Bear or Good News Gnome? - Posted April 4, 2007
Sam Zell, the pint-sized plunderer of failing companies, is pretty much unknown to Los Angeles residents. FBLA can't help but wonder if he's got the right stuff to make the ... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset - Posted March 30, 2007
Fire in the Hollywood Hills. Quinceanera might become a series. Mia Farrow doesn't seem too worried about starring in E.T.: Back on Planet Earth or any other Spielburg opu... [FishbowlLA]

Booth Moore Blogs on Fashion in LA Times - Posted March 2, 2007
Is the LA Times deliberately trying to hide things from readers? Booth Moore's got a fashion blog, The World is My Runway, not that anyone made much of a fuss over it. No comments, either. Cathy Horyn's blog in the New York Times,... [FishbowlLA]

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