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On the Docket This Weekend at Occidental College: The Future of the LA Times - Posted April 26, 2013
It should be a most interesting Saturday afternoon in Eagle Rock thanks to the 6th Annual LA Media Reform Summit. There are always pockets of LA media that could use a little reform, but for this edition, organizers are focusing on an outlet that could will be looking at major changes:... [FishbowlLA]

Five Takeaways from LA Weekly's Fabulous LA Times Feature - Posted March 1, 2013
Timing is everything. Just a few days before this week's LA Weekly article "Who Will Buy the LA Times?" by ... [FishbowlLA]

Pulitzer Prize Winner Tim Rutten Finds a New Home - Posted December 13, 2012
Last week, we told you about the hiring of former LA Times environmental reporter Margot Roosevelt by the Orange County Register. Today, there is news of another LAT veteran being snapped up by a SoCal media rival. In this case, it involves a Spring Stre... [GalleyCat]

Tim Rutten Interviews Rile LA Times - Posted August 9, 2011
The most outspoken victims of the latest round of LA Times layoffs have been book reviewer Susan Salter Reynolds and award-winning columnist ... [FishbowlLA]

Adding to the LA Times Body Count - Posted August 1, 2011
The staffers laid off from the LA Times last week weren't the only ones losing their jobs. Some, like Randy Hagihara, director of the metro & summer internship program, took voluntary buyouts. Freelance budgets were slashed in multiple sections, meaning less work for struggling freelancers. We heard from Avital Binshtock... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten 'Surprised But Not Shocked' by LA Times Layoff - Posted July 29, 2011
The official clock-punch time for those affected by the latest round of LA Times layoffs is midnight, tonight. As first reported by FishbowlLA, one of those who got thrown under the ... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten 'Surprised But Not Shocked' by LA Times Layoff - Posted July 29, 2011
The official clock-punch time for those affected by the latest round of LA Times layoffs is midnight, tonight. As first reported by FishbowlLA, one of those who got thrown under the ... [GalleyCat]

Breaking: Major Layoffs at the LA Times - Posted July 27, 2011
A source tells us columnist Tim Rutten was definitely laid off. So was Sharon Bernstein, the assistant business editor. We're told the Calendar section will largely be spared, losing mainly expense and freelance budgets. But that "features (health, travel, food etc) is getting hit harder." LA Observed ... [FishbowlLA]

The LA Times' Tim Rutten Not a Fan of Simon & Schuster Right Now - Posted February 2, 2011
Tim Rutten of the LA Times ... [FishbowlLA]

The RNC, the Magic Negro and the LA Times - Posted December 31, 2008
In March, David Ehrenstein penned a piece... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 24, 2008
More on Angler: Barton Gellman has been getting... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 3, 2008
Easy On The Top, Easy On The Sides And, Well, Just Easy: Steve Lopez increases his carbon footprint just to drive to Orange County and make fun of Republicans. People living up to their stere... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted June 18, 2008
How to Be Successful: It seemed to us when He's Just Not That Into You author Liz Tuccillo eschewed the chance to be a dating pundit that she was throwing away a shot at fame, fortune a... [FishbowlLA]

Urban Slaughter Covered in LA Times - Posted March 12, 2008
The LA Times runs two op-ed columns that are seemingly on the same subject--the mean streets of the city. Tim Rutten on gang violence and City Hall inertia. Thoughtful, ponderous, not a quotable word. And an obvious point: Ofte... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten On John Grisham, John Edwards, and Post-Literate Fiction - Posted January 29, 2008
When the LA Times moved Tim Rutten away from the Calendar section, he got visiting privileges. He's reviewing the latest John Grisham novel, The Appeal, and notes: ... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten Blames Sportswriters for Steroids in Baseball, Ignores Other Sports - Posted December 17, 2007
Tim Rutten tut-tuts over the baseball steroid "scandal" and sportswriters who've ignored it. The dugout is a crack den, and little boys will be disappointed in their heroes. He writes: ALCOHOL and drugs always have been a part of professional sports, but the latter usually were confined to painkillers, occasional amphetamines and... [FishbowlLA]

Try to Comment at LA Times Site--We Dare Ya! - Posted November 30, 2007
LA Times hell-hound Patterico invites all interested parties, (as it's a rainy Friday, that's everyone) to submit comments at the LA Times Readers' Representative blog. And why should you do so? Because, ... [FishbowlLA]

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Media Matters - Posted September 22, 2007
Tim Rutten is at the peak of his form today, castigating Dan Rather for being a buck passing whiner. Okay, Rutten put it more eloquently, but that's the gist. LAT. Mary McNamara criti... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten on Private Actions, Public Scrutiny re: Villaraigosa/Salinas - Posted July 7, 2007
Tim Rutten gives the word from on high about the media and the mayor and the mistress. Los Angeles mayors Sam Yorty and Tom Bradley were married men who had affairs, which never got into the papers because, even if City Hall reporters had been inclined to pursue the story, it would... [FishbowlLA]

Wiener & Pals Recall the Good Old Days at the LA Weekly---It's All Jill Stewart's Fault - Posted June 29, 2007
In The Nation, Jon Wiener, the UCI prof and John Lennon expert, bewails the new era or rather the passing of the old era at the LA Weekly. He... [FishbowlLA]

Piranhas in the Fishbowl: Grazer-Gate Continues - Posted March 26, 2007
Andres Martinez, for such a pleasant guy, seemed to have made some LA Times enemies in his very short tenure there. All weekend, FBLA has been hearing various little snippets of rumors that Martinez was perceived as "too pro-business" or "not in touch with the rest of the paper". LAObserved is... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Pulitzer DIY Nominees: Swed, Knight - Posted March 14, 2007
Two finalists from the LA Times for the Pulitzer Prize in the critical writing category--art critic Christopher Knight and classical music critic Mark Swed--nominated themselves. The LAT submitted music critic Ann... [FishbowlLA]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.13.07 - Posted March 13, 2007
Most of you are looking forward to the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Woo-hoo! A tipster informs us that Bloomberg's Paul Basken is leaving for The Chronicle of Higher Education. A reader tells us, "People are ignoring the Len/Phil memo because editors are not policing it. Laws don't matter if they are not enforced." A... [FishbowlDC]