September 27, 2013 |
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers. The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business blogger Robert Feder wrote late Thursday that Tribune may slash as much as $100 million in expenses from its eight daily newspapers. A Tribune spokesman called Feder's report "grossly inaccurate" and said the company has not set an expense reduction target.
May 30, 2012 |
“What's black and white and read all over?” That is the setup for what used to be the first joke learned by most every American kid. These days, delivering the punch line would leave the kids bewildered. They might just say, “What's a newspaper?” In our new media age, that is not a question with an obvious answer. Ask the people in New Orleans who just found out their venerable Times-Picayune will no longer be available in print every day. Based in a city and state with a perennially high level of corruption and dysfunction, the Times-Picayune has been a powerful and admired community watchdog.
November 2, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Times has the fifth-highest circulation among U.S. newspapers, based on new numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. In the six months ended Sept. 30, the Times' average daily print and digital circulation was 572,998, down about 5% from 605,243 in the previous six-month period. The paper slipped from fourth place in the previous report by the nonprofit audit bureau. In the just-released report, the Times' Sunday circulation of 905,920 copies was the third-highest, though down more than 4% from 948,889.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1989
N. Christian Anderson, editor of the Orange County Register, states, "So much of what we do in a newspaper just doesn't have any excitement. What is there in newspapers today that has the passion that MTV has? Nothing." I am in no way involved with the business of journalism, but I am saddened to hear such words. Anderson assumes young readers have a choice; illiteracy is still a very real problem. I find today's front page to have far more passion, drama, and sometimes redemption than a billion music videos.
October 15, 1998 |
Right after cutting a deal with U.S. negotiators to end the Kosovo crisis, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic cracked down on his Serbian opponents by silencing two Belgrade newspapers critical of his government. Serbian police stormed the offices of Dnevni Telegraf and Danas late Tuesday. Pushing out reporters and editors, they shut down the independent dailies, saying their recent reports on NATO threats violated a broad, vaguely worded ban on unpatriotic behavior.
February 2, 2006 |
Newspapers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain published caricatures of the prophet Muhammad that have sparked anger among Muslims since they first appeared in a Danish newspaper in September. The Middle East Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet, and publication of the drawings has divided opinion within Europe. French and German papers cited freedom of expression in publishing the cartoons.
November 24, 2005 |
Many years ago, a veteran editor at what was then the Chandler-owned Los Angeles Times made the following observation about that family and its dividends from this newspaper: "They're either rolling in it, or they're really rolling in it. And when they're only rolling in it, they start to panic." The era when insufficiently huge newspaper profits would give the shivers only to the members of a wealthy family seems quaintly distant today.
October 29, 2011 |
Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they'll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the news. But how best to capture, and profit from, the latest digital phenomenon? Most news companies have placed their bets on building customized tablet applications. Remold your content, produce catchy tablet-specific features and a new generation of readers and advertisers will follow.
March 21, 2013 |
In a very classy move, Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in several newspapers Wednesday to thank Green Bay Packer fans. Jennings, who played for the Packers in his first seven NFL seasons, signed a five-year, $47.5-million contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week. The ad, which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among other papers, was entitled "A Bittersweet Farewell. " "It has been 7 years since I was first blessed with the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization and community," Jennings wrote.
April 20, 2007 |
Media companies announced lackluster earnings during the first quarter as declining revenue, profit and circulation figures dealt the newspaper industry its latest financial blow. Gannett Co., Tribune Co., New York Times Co. and Media General Inc. all reported lower earnings Thursday, as classified advertising dwindled and overall online revenue growth began to slow, analysts said. At Chicago-based Tribune, which owns the L.A. Times, interactive revenue grew 17% to $60 million.