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Chasing the Swell - latimes.com
'Chasing the Swell' captures the thrills and dangers of the big wave surfing contest season, which began last week.
latimes  news_design 
november 2010 by tysone
Framework - Los Angeles Times
Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling.
forsnd  photojournalism  latimes 
august 2010 by tysone
LA Times Today | Inventing LA | PBS Video
The LA Times in the late 1970s at the height of its journalistic and financial success.
losangeles  latimes  newspapers  videos  journalism  history 
october 2009 by tysone
Cronkite blunder a revealing look inside New York Times - Los Angeles Times
The New York Times, in short, needs to enforce its high standards more uniformly, regardless of whose byline appears at the top of the story. But its TV critic's latest stumble down Error Alley is hardly evidence, as some would like to suggest, that journalism's top brand has been hopelessly compromised.
nytcriticism  corrections  errors  nytimes  latimes 
august 2009 by tysone
Pulitzer Prizes honor Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun - Los Angeles Times
The Pulitzer Prize for public service went not to those blockbuster, brand-name finalists but, instead, to a little newspaper hardly anybody's heard of, published in a town nobody associates with the search for truth.
latimes  lasvegassun  pulitzer 
may 2009 by tysone
Wonkette : President Obama Shocks Nation With Surprise Trip To Some Middle Eastern Place!
Ha ha ha PSYCH, he did not go to “Iran,” as suggested briefly by the LA Times, but Iraq, its neighbor, the one with the war.
latimes  correction 
april 2009 by tysone
Newspaper cuts open door to more political trickery - Los Angeles Times
The severity of the problem is hard to assess. How do you get your arms around what hasn't been written?
journalism  politics  latimes 
march 2009 by tysone
Neighborhoods - Mapping L.A. - Data Desk - Los Angeles Times
As you explore the neighborhoods, you can leave comments and even draw the boundaries as you see them. For several weeks, we plan to listen as we finalize what will become The Times' standard for L.A. neighborhoods and the basis for more interactive projects to come.
maps  innovation  latimes  losangeles  crowdsourcing  neighborhoods 
february 2009 by tysone
A new paid-journalism model, but it needs work - Los Angeles Times
"God and Google know the old, monopolistic print advertising model will never make a full-scale comeback. So more power to any endeavor trying to push serious journalism into a new era."
journalism  innovation  latimes  crowdsourcing 
february 2009 by tysone
No. 3: Redesigns roll out at a stunningly fast pace - SND Update
"As an industry we have a tendency to go from “we refuse to participate” to a “we will be the best at…” stance on anything new or different. And we have a reluctance to evolve and improve when things are going well – probably the best time to consider changes that will improve our products."
snd  news_design  friends  latimes  tribune  newspapers 
december 2008 by tysone
Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Final Edition Edition | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
Many of the nation's newspapers are on the brink of collapse thanks to the Internet.
latimes  tribune  newspapers  video  dailyshow 
december 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: LAT.com trails Boston and Houston
By these numbers, the New York Times — which edits its website to push its global news reach, smart features and innovative use of the online media — has ten times the page views the LAT attracts by going dumber, cheaper and Zellier.
latimes  nytimes  metrics  journalism  newspapers 
december 2008 by tysone
the evolution of the front page | serial consign
These diagrams were a study related to my Masters thesis project, Movable Parts: The Retooling of the Los Angeles Times. In developing an understanding of newspaper culture I decided mapping the evolution of the front page would be a beneficial exercise.
latimes  research  newspapers  news_design 
october 2008 by tysone
Shocker: Tribune Co. Gives Notice To Drop AP
Tribune Company has given a two-year notice to the Associated Press that its daily newspapers plan to drop the news service, becoming the first major newspaper chain to do so since the recent controversy over new rates began.
ap  tribune  latimes 
october 2008 by tysone
Design Observer: Go West, Young Art Director
West. This storied weekly supplement of the Los Angeles Times, art directed by Mike Salisbury, was a masterwork of design erudition, appreciated by those who could care less about design.
typography  magazines  latimes  history  design 
october 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Antonio offers Chicago's mayor Sam Zell
The Mayor added: “It would be a tremendous blow to the City of Los Angeles to lose such a great corporate citizen such as Mr. Zell, so in unlikely event that the Dodgers lose, I’d insist that as a consolation he sell the L.A. Times back to an L.A. owner before heading back to Chicago.”
latimes  tribune  sports 
october 2008 by tysone
Into the wild of Wasilla, Alaska, where Sarah Palin once ruled - Los Angeles Times
Some towns have character. Some have a sense of place. And then there is Wasilla, which greets visitors with Wal-mart, Target, Lowe's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Carl's Jr., McDonald's and Taco Bell. They paved paradise, and all they've got to show for it is chalupas and discount tube socks.
politics  palin  steve_lopez  latimes 
september 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Tale of two news websites *
Major economic news from Wall Street and the nation's capital, or cute furry kitties speaking baby talk? You decide. These screen grabs of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times web front pages were collected a few minutes ago. And they wonder why ever-rising web stats at LATimes.com are accompanied by ever-rising local disenchantment with the paper.
latimes  tribune  nytimes  journalism 
september 2008 by tysone
palewire / Five ways your data app can catch the big news hook.
It meant staying late at work on a Friday night, busting ass most of my weekend, and putting more faith in memcached than most IT people are comfortable with, but the result was that when the government finally did cough up the fatality list we were ready to immediately publish it as a linked database that, over time, has been filled in by further reporting to include greater detail, photos, and more than 1,600 user comments, many of them extremely moving.
django  latimes  journalism  awesome 
september 2008 by tysone
Whoops! L.A. Times' 2008 'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment | Politics and Law - CNET News.com
News flash! Barack Obama has actually chosen his former arch-rival, Hillary Clinton, to be his vice presidential candidate. And Bill Richardson. And Kathleen Sebelius. And four other Democrats too. That's according to a set of Los Angeles Times articles that appeared on the paper's Web site early Saturday.
latimes  journalism  corrections 
august 2008 by tysone
New Los Angeles Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein asserts independence - Los Angeles Times
"If he's hired me to do this, he's not going to come in here and micromanage me. I don't need this job," he added. If Zell were to renege on his word, he said, "I'm gone."
tribune  latimes  newspapers 
august 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: New LAT publisher speaks
"I took this job because I firmly believe that we, the women and men of the Los Angeles Times, can show the rest of the world how the Fourth Estate can not only survive, but thrive in the 21st century."
latimes  tribune 
august 2008 by tysone
Poynter Online - Eight Things I Learned as a 40-Year-Old Intern
As Henry Fuhrmann, the senior copy desk chief for the Web, told me on my first day: "Editing for online is like drinking water from a firehose."
latimes  journalism  newspapers 
august 2008 by tysone
L.A. Times Dog Database Improves On Old Tricks | Ricochet
The list is created using the Soundex function in mySQL. Soundex is a patented phoentic algorithm that converts words into numeric code that can then be used to search for similar-sounding words.
django  latimes  CAR 
august 2008 by tysone
Sam Zell's Deal from Hell
The turnaround maven should have seen the problems ahead in the newspaper industry. His blind side may have cost Tribune Co. its very life
latimes  tribune  newspapers 
july 2008 by tysone
Cruel, Cruel Summer | The New York Observer
For interns in the newspaper industry, front-row seats for the gory display
newspapers  latimes  internships 
july 2008 by tysone
Rocket Scientist New LA Times Publisher? -- Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily
Reliable sources tell me that Eddy Hartenstein, the ex-chief of DirecTV, is under serious consideration to be the new Los Angeles Times publisher, replacing David Hiller who was fired this month.
newspapers  latimes  tribune 
july 2008 by tysone
August - From the Editor - Los Angeles Magazine
When historians get around to 2008, it’s likely they will say it was the year the Los Angeles Times died.
layoffs  newspapers  journalism  latimes  tribune 
july 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Creeping inaccuracy
One of the big concerns I hear voiced repeatedly in Los Angeles about the new webbier, less journalistic L.A. Times is the fear that it will become LAT Lite: less smart, less knowledgeable, more gullible, more boosterish.
latimes  tribune 
july 2008 by tysone
Why your 50 cents for The Times is the best bargain in the world - Los Angeles Times
I've wondered if I should finally give it up, or might be forced to. Most of us dread the idea for the same reasons we've always had: We love what we do, we believe in the cause, and we realize we're not as employable as, say, a laid-off IndyMac janitor.
journalism  latimes  tribune  layoffs  newspapers 
july 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Note posted on LAT wall
Amen... "This is a note that someone in the Los Angeles Times building taped to the wall where past Pulitzer winners are recognized. A bouquet of flowers was left on the floor under the note."
tribune  newspapers  latimes  journalism  layoffs 
july 2008 by tysone
Los Angeles Times Publisher David Hiller resigns - Los Angeles Times
(Jesus)... Publisher David Hiller resigned today after a 21-month tenure that included the departure of two Times editors and plans for the sharpest staff and production cuts in the newspaper's history amid a continuing slide in advertising revenue.
latimes  tribune  journalism  newspapers 
july 2008 by tysone
The latest from Tribune chief innovation officer Lee Abrams
You can't dwell on the economics. it is what it is. and it's worse in the music business. (Though I rarely see artists complaining) What we CAN do is dwell on the once in a lifetime opportunity and green light to re-think what we do. To design the future.
tribune  latimes  innovation  lee_abrams 
june 2008 by tysone
Hiller: Smaller, different LAT -- LA Observed
"Just to be clear, I hope the Times does figure it out. It would be good for L.A., good for L.A. journalism, and probably fun to observe."
tribune  newspapers  latimes  prediction 
june 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Video: Steve Lopez on Sam Zell
At the Los Angeles Press Club awards on Saturday night, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez had some fun at Sam Zell's expense — alluding to Zell's lame ideas, four-letter vulgarities and upset when Lopez knocked on his door in Malibu unannounced.
samzell  tribune  latimes  newspapers 
june 2008 by tysone
Interview with new L.A. Times Editor Russ Stanton -- Moderated by David Folkenflik, NPR Media Correspondent
latimes  tribune  losangeles 
june 2008 by tysone
Tell Zell: Lies, Damned Lies and Zell, Part 2
Each LA Times journalist was responsible for about 38,000 words of dandy, sparkling insight and info last year, compared to 34,000 words by a Hartford staffer. (Meaning each staffer produces close to a third of a novel each year.) Take that, Zidiots.
latimes  tribune  newsroom 
june 2008 by tysone
A brilliant new scheme for measuring the productivity of journalists - By Michael Kinsley - Slate Magazine
It won't be long before he figures out that you can have an equal number of advertising and editorial pages if you have none of either and simply stop publishing the paper. That way you won't have to employ any journalists at all.
journalism  latimes  tribune  newsroom 
june 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Lee Abrams memos again
...Six weeks into this, I can't help thinking that we have 70 years of catching up to do...and we gotta do it.
lee_abrams  latimes  tribune  innovation  design 
may 2008 by tysone
Memo to Tribune employees from chief innovation officer Lee Abrams -- Poynter Online - Forums
"Why are most newspapers so subtle? I asked that question and the answer is that most newspapers are used to the monopoly environment were you don't HAVE to scream out."
journalism  tribune  lee_abrams  latimes 
may 2008 by tysone
All the news that's fit to predict - Entertainment News, Brian Lowry, Media - Variety
Such rotisserie-league-style prognostication would be mindless fun if it didn't feed news cycles and foster expectations that subsequently shape coverage. Moreover, there's no consequence for being wrong...
prediction  journalism  newspapers  latimes 
may 2008 by tysone
Poynter Online - The Future (We Hope) of Journalism (full text)
The current period in journalism is, in fact, historic. It is epochal. It is remarkable, perhaps even unprecedented. ...
It will get better because there is, in addition to what's dying, something being born.
john_carroll  latimes  newspapers  journalism  poynter 
may 2008 by tysone
IN RECENT YEARS, as the American newspaper has devolved from public trust to underperforming asset, the top editorial slot at the Los Angeles Times has become, at best, a temp job.
latimes  tribune  losangeles 
may 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Abrams brings his act to L.A. — and likes it
"I think we all agree that the way for local newspapers to survive is to completely, totally and passionately tap into the soul of a city."
latimes  tribune  innovation 
may 2008 by tysone
Lee Abrams: The Media War & Trib talking to Bob Dylan
My point is that we can't ASSUME anything. This is a media war out there and we need to think on that level.
lee_abrams  tribune  latimes  innovation  journalism  newspapers 
april 2008 by tysone
Far-out Ideas? We Have No Far-out Ideas
Barbara Henry of The Indianapolis Star, David Hiller of the Los Angeles Times, and Elizabeth Brenner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel all expressed versions of the thought that the industry does not need wild ideas.
latimes  journalism  newspapers  business 
april 2008 by tysone
Lee Abrams: Tribune Will Be an 'Oasis of Creativity'
Tribune Co.'s first-ever chief innovation officer vows to help transform the publishing, interactive and broadcasting company into "the place that other people look to for the latest ideas."
tribune  latimes  journalism  newspapers 
april 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: Former L.A. Times editors speak up
Though giving pause is rarely what a newspaper is given credit for, it’s an important role, vital even. It’s a role that changes history.
latimes  journalism  newspapers 
april 2008 by tysone
Recording Shows Tribune Owner Zell's Fiery Side : NPR
"Three guys in a garage create YouTube, and we've got 800 people in Chicago who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground!"
tribune  latimes  samzell 
april 2008 by tysone
LA Observed: L.A. Times editor's official reading list
The process of reengineering our newsroom will be a challenging one, but if we don't chart a new course, others will do it for us.
journalism  latimes 
april 2008 by tysone
Tribune innovation chief's e-mail to employees
"The Tribune has the choice of doing to News/Information/Entertainment what Rock n Roll did to music...to be the Ray Charles, Dylan's, Beatles and U2's of the Information age..." -- Lee Abrams
journalism  newspapers  tribune  latimes 
march 2008 by tysone
For Publisher in Los Angeles, Cuts and Worse - New York Times
Mr. Hiller never had much chance of getting the benefit of the doubt at The Times, one of a handful of newspapers with a claim to national standing
latimes  journalism 
february 2008 by tysone
John Montorio, Print Apologist, 'Shocked' at L.A. Times Firing | The New York Observer
"I don't know if I was on a soapbox and saying: Go Web! But hey, maybe I should have," he said.
latimes  journalism 
february 2008 by tysone
Editor Russ Stanton's speech to the newsroom - Los Angeles Times
We in the newsroom need to figure out how to break this self-defeating cycle before it does indeed result in our defeat. Our strategy of fight-lose-shrink is not working.
latimes  journalism  newspapers 
february 2008 by tysone
Battle Lines Are Drawn at The Los Angeles Times | The New York Observer
In a debate that’s been cast in oddly similar terms to Obama vs. Clinton, there are those who laud Mr. Stanton as the man who can make a transformative change, and Mr. Arthur as the person with the experience to get the job.
latimes  newspapers  journalism 
february 2008 by tysone
Unlimited space for untold sorrow - Los Angeles Times
The more the killings stacked up on the blog, the more absurd the old media criteria for selecting one homicide over another seemed. Thirteen-year-old boys nearly always made the headlines of The Times' print edition, but 14-year-olds were a tossup.
crime  latimes  journalism 
february 2008 by tysone
A change of hands for Tribune - Los Angeles Times
The question then was: Can a corporation -- and Tribune was about as corporate as an organization possibly can be -- successfully run a first-water paper.

Now we know the answer is no.
journalism  latimes 
december 2007 by tysone

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