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November 29, 2005 | Jube Shiver Jr., Times Staff Writer
In a move uniting two major alternative newspaper chains, government antitrust regulators have cleared the pending merger of New Times Media with Village Voice Media Inc., the owner of LA Weekly, OC Weekly and New York's Village Voice. The Federal Trade Commission posted a notice on its website that it had ended its investigation of the merger. New York-based Village Voice Media owns six weekly urban newspapers, while New Times of Phoenix owns 11.
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November 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CNN is in advanced negotiations with New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, people close to the situation said. Stelter, who has covered the television news and entertainment industry for the New York Times since 2007, would do the same for the cable news channel and is also expected to host the Sunday morning media magazine show "Reliable Sources," a position that has been vacant since Howard Kurtz left for Fox News earlier this year....
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BUSINESS
October 25, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Three years after packing up and leaving town, New Times announced Monday that it was returning to Los Angeles, buying former rival LA Weekly as part of a deal that would create the nation's largest chain of alternative newspapers. New Times said it was buying Village Voice Media Inc., which also owns New York's celebrated Village Voice, OC Weekly and sister papers in three other markets. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
It used to be that alternative weekly newspapers were like that Marlon Brando line from "The Wild One" -- when someone asked him what he was rebelling against and he replied, "Wadda ya got?" There was war in Vietnam and an international nuclear stare-down, economic injustice and racial inequality, and a dominant corporate culture against which nonconformity was a political statement. Cut to late 2005.
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December 14, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
It used to be that alternative weekly newspapers were like that Marlon Brando line from "The Wild One" -- when someone asked him what he was rebelling against and he replied, "Wadda ya got?" There was war in Vietnam and an international nuclear stare-down, economic injustice and racial inequality, and a dominant corporate culture against which nonconformity was a political statement. Cut to late 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CNN is in advanced negotiations with New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, people close to the situation said. Stelter, who has covered the television news and entertainment industry for the New York Times since 2007, would do the same for the cable news channel and is also expected to host the Sunday morning media magazine show "Reliable Sources," a position that has been vacant since Howard Kurtz left for Fox News earlier this year....
NEWS
December 3, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard T. Schlosberg III has been named publisher and chief executive officer of The Times, Robert F. Erburu, chairman and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Co., announced Thursday. David Laventhol, the current publisher and chief executive officer, will step down Jan. 1 for health reasons, Erburu said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Is there room for two media watchdog shows on at the exact same time? CNN hopes so and is hiring New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter to host its Sunday morning program "Reliable Sources" and cover the industry for its cable channel and digital platforms. Stelter will squre off against Howard Kurtz, the former host of "Reliable Sources" who jumped to rival Fox News earlier this year to host its Sunday morning show "Media Buzz," a similar show that analyzes what the media gets right and wrong.
NEWS
February 8, 2007 | Richard Cromelin
Bob Dylan wasn't nominated for an album of the year Grammy, but his "Modern Times" was voted the best album of 2006 in the Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop" critics poll, whose results were announced Wednesday. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" was named the top single in the annual survey, which has been a prominent barometer of pop-music critical opinion for more than three decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sam Champion, weatherman on "Good Morning America," is engaged to be married - and in announcing his wedding plans, he quietly became the first morning-show co-anchor to come out to the public as gay. "We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes,” Champion said on behalf of himself and boyfriend Rubem Robierb, a Miami-based, Brazilian-born fine-arts photographer .  Champion is likely to discuss his plans on...
BUSINESS
November 29, 2005 | Jube Shiver Jr., Times Staff Writer
In a move uniting two major alternative newspaper chains, government antitrust regulators have cleared the pending merger of New Times Media with Village Voice Media Inc., the owner of LA Weekly, OC Weekly and New York's Village Voice. The Federal Trade Commission posted a notice on its website that it had ended its investigation of the merger. New York-based Village Voice Media owns six weekly urban newspapers, while New Times of Phoenix owns 11.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Three years after packing up and leaving town, New Times announced Monday that it was returning to Los Angeles, buying former rival LA Weekly as part of a deal that would create the nation's largest chain of alternative newspapers. New Times said it was buying Village Voice Media Inc., which also owns New York's celebrated Village Voice, OC Weekly and sister papers in three other markets. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
NEWS
December 3, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard T. Schlosberg III has been named publisher and chief executive officer of The Times, Robert F. Erburu, chairman and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Co., announced Thursday. David Laventhol, the current publisher and chief executive officer, will step down Jan. 1 for health reasons, Erburu said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
John Green, bestselling and prize-winning author of young adult novels including "The Fault In Our Stars" and "Looking for Alaska," gave the commencement address at Butler University on May 11. It's witty, smart, thoughtful, and going viral; if you start hearing people in your life saying "happy birthday, sir," you can thank him. There's a YouTube video of the entire graudation ceremony -- Green begins speaking about an hour in -- and he's...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2002 | TIM RUTTEN
A task force of federal, state and local prosecutors this week began taking sworn testimony from witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the deal that split the Los Angeles and Cleveland markets between the country's two leading alternative newspaper chains.
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