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November 19, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Kathy Thomson, the president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, announced that she is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month. In an email to the staff, Thomson said she is departing for “another challenging opportunity” but did not provide details. Thomson oversees the newspaper's editorial, advertising sales, business services and marketing units. In April, Tribune Co., parent of The Times, named Thomson to the newly created position of chief operating officer of the company's publishing division.
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April 14, 2014
Russ Newton joined The Times in 2000 as director of operations and president at California Community News, one of the Times wholly-owned business units. Before joining The Times, he was director of operations from 1998 to 2000 at Landoll Inc., a Tribune Education company. Previously, he led the packaging department at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla., from 1994 to 1998, and the production division, press and packaging areas at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., from 1987 to 1994.  Newton joined Tribune Co. in 1985, serving as a shift supervisor, crew supervisor and trainer at the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to 1987.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By James Rainey
Nearly 40 news organizations have accused the Obama administration of improperly controlling images of the president by limiting the access granted to independent photojournalists while allowing free rein by the White House's own photographers. In a letter and a meeting last week, the news outlets and journalism groups complained to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about the practice, saying the White House has prevented an unvarnished view of government business, while encouraging officially sanctioned competition for private news organizations.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
With the planned spinoff of its newspaper unit underway, Tribune Co. is turning its attention to its real estate. The media company announced Tuesday the hiring of real estate veteran Murray McQueen to fill the newly created position of president of real estate. He will assess whether Tribune is making as much money as it can from its holdings, including the historic Los Angeles Times headquarters in downtown L.A. All told, the company owns more than 7 million square feet of real estate, including buildings, printing plants and other facilities.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Tribune Co. has promoted Kathy Thomson, president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Tribune's publishing division. In her new role, Thomson will oversee efforts to expand digital products and the use of video at The Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and Tribune's five other daily newspapers. Thomson will assume the new role immediately and maintain her current responsibilities at The Times, the company said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tribune Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. are in talks with other newspaper publishers to form a network to jointly sell national advertising, MediaNews President Joseph Lodovic said. The goal is to let advertisers buy space in newspapers and on their websites nationally rather than negotiate separate deals with individual publishers, Lodovic said. It wouldn't replace Yahoo Inc.'s year-old newspaper consortium. A spokesman for Tribune Co.
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