November 20, 2013 |
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year. The 6% staff reduction will come primarily from the company's newspaper unit but will largely involve operations personnel rather than reporters and editors at its eight daily papers, Peter Liguori, Tribune's chief executive, said in an interview Wednesday. The restructuring is intended to help Tribune withstand the continuing decline in print advertising, which traditionally has been the lifeblood of the newspaper industry.
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November 14, 2013 |
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic cancer, family members said. Maxwell joined The Times as controller in 1969 and later became the newspaper's vice president of finance. In 1982, he was named a vice president of Times Mirror, where he had a succession of financial responsibilities.
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.
September 25, 2013 |
The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to propose eliminating a key component of its television ownership rules that could have significant implications for broadcasters. Under review is the value the FCC puts on a UHF signal compared to a VHF signal when determining whether a broadcaster is in compliance with the regulatory agency's television station ownership rules. Currently, FCC rules prohibit a broadcaster from owning television stations that reach more than 39% of the United States.
September 10, 2013 |
Arsenio Hall is back on late night after a 19-year absence, and his return made a strong showing in ratings Monday, especially in Los Angeles, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In Nielsen's 25 markets with local people meters, CBS Television Distribution's "The Arsenio Hall Show" beat all other late-night talk show telecasts in key demographics. The show garnered a rating of 1.2 among adults aged 25-54 years old and a 1.0 in the 18-49 age group. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings For comparison, among 18-49ers, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” scored a 0.6 and a delayed "Late Show With David Letterman" got a 0.5 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" received a 0.8. "The Arsenio Hall Show," which featured appearances by Paula Abdul, Chris Tucker and Snoop Dogg (putting aside his Snoop Lion alter ego)
September 10, 2013 |
Arsenio Hall, who was on the cover of Time magazine in 1989 ("TV's hip host grabs the post-Carson generation"), returned to the air Monday night for an indefinite run as the host of a revived "The Arsenio Hall Show. " (It should be said right off that the Tribune Co., of which this paper is a property, is a co-producer of the series.) "Leave it to the first black late-night host to take 19 years off work," said Hall, "and come back here and expect my job to still be waiting for me. " If it was not a stunning return to form -- the original show was a cultural landmark over its five-year run, the place where candidate Bill Clinton famously donned a pair of sunglasses and blew a couple of choruses of "Heartbreak Hotel" -- it was, in any case, a return.