Hamilton Nolan · 09/08/15 04:10PM

The publisher of the LA Times, Austin Beutner, has been fired by Tribune Co., which was reportedly unhappy with his performance. Beutner’s goodbye note can be read here. If you know any behind-the-scenes dirt, email us.

LA Times Admits Error in Three Stories, Fires Reporter

Gabrielle Bluestone · 03/16/14 09:45PM

An LA Times reporter was fired for an inappropriate relationship with a source and three stories about sexual assault at Occidental College had to be corrected after the paper discovered a major error.

Maggie Lange · 05/02/13 08:47AM

In an effort to be "fair, nuanced, and precise," the L.A. Times will "no longer refer to individuals as 'illegal immigrants' or 'undocumented immigrants,'" in favor of "describ[ing] a person's circumstances"

L.A. Times Editor Finally Quits His Hellish Job

Hamilton Nolan · 12/13/11 05:10PM

Russ Stanton is stepping down as editor of the LA Times, a job he's held for the past four years, through some of the shittiest layoff-plagued times in the history of the newspaper industry, and under the ownership of the thoroughly incompetent Tribune Co. He'll be replaced by Managing Editor Davan Maharaj. Perhaps the biggest story here is how small of a story this is, in 2012.

Alt-Weeklies Need Sex And Drugs to Survive

Hamilton Nolan · 11/03/11 01:59PM

In your throwback Thursday media column: protests loom at the Village Voice, layoffs at the LAT, Fox Business Network continues right on track, powerful people in the media, and a new Women's Health editor.

Hung Actor Used to Be a Gay Prostitute

Brian Moylan · 10/03/11 03:05PM

Thomas Jane, who plays a heterosexual prostitute on HBO's Hung opened up his past as a gay hustler in his younger days to the L.A. Times. Talk about going method! Strangely enough, this is probably the first time gay men are going to get all upset about a hunky actor talking about having man-on-man action.

Fortune Stabs Forbes

Hamilton Nolan · 07/28/11 02:15PM

In your mercenary Thursday media column: Fortune this round from Forbes, layoffs at the LA Times, a BBC reporter is killed, the NYT turns to Groupon, Al Sharpton is pushing it, and new journalism grows from the cracks.

Brian Stelter No Longer in Media Power Couple

Hamilton Nolan · 07/21/11 01:52PM

In your wilting Thursday media column: the Stelter-Lapin dream couple is no more, WaPo employees get a raise, Vogue's September issue is big, the NYT Co. has glimmers of hope, and the LAT will remake itself, with blogs.

Could the LA Times Be Sold?

Hamilton Nolan · 07/19/11 02:19PM

In your Murdoch-free Tuesday media roundup: speculation on the LAT's future, Time magazine gets more paywall-y, everyone wants to work for CJR, Jay Rosen pontificates, and a labor journalism spat.

Zooey Deschanel vs. the Lady Who Called Her a 'Snobby Cow'

Seth Abramovitch · 07/12/11 12:41AM

Catfight, catfight! In one corner, local L.A. crackpot and fluff journalist extraordinaire, Patt Morrison. (See her interview a celebrity Beagle here.) In the other, doe-eyed indie nymph and elf-whisperer, Zooey Deschanel. Two enter! Both leave! We get something to talk about for five minutes!

L.A. Times Restaurant Critic Outed by Enraged Restaurateur

Brian Moylan · 12/22/10 02:39PM

When the owner of a Beverly Hills eatery spotted the L.A. Times restaurant critic in his lobby, he refused her service and took her picture, making her identity publicly available for the first time. Kiss anonymity goodbye, S. Irene Virbila.

How Did Sarah Palin’s Real American Stories Go Last Night?

Jeff Neumann · 04/02/10 06:32AM

Well, she's not going to be the next Oprah. Big surprise here — no one liked it. Not the Daily News, LAT, or anyone else. Some of the words used in reviews: "overly-scripted," "flat" and "boring." The results are in!