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Disney Backs Down in Tiff With LA Times

After critics groups, other media outlets threatened repercussions

(Newser) - The Walt Disney Company backed down Tuesday and will once again grant film critics from the Los Angeles Times access to advanced press screenings after a number of news outlets—including the New York Times and AV Club—announced they would boycott screenings in solidarity, the New York Times reports.... More »

Number of Women Now Accusing Director: More Than 230

LAPD has also received complaints about James Toback

(Newser) - If you were shocked when 38 women came forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment, prepare to be truly taken aback: That number is now closer to 238. After the Los Angeles Times published its original exposé, more than 200 additional women got in touch with the paper... More »

She Learned Her Husband Was 'Dirty John'—and Went Back

Part 4 of the 'Dirty John' series in the 'LAT'

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times on Thursday dropped Part 4 of six in its "Dirty John" series, and the title is "Forgiveness." If you've been following along , go ahead and read deep into that word. It's true: After uncovering more than 300 pages that documented her... More »

He Was the Man of Her Dreams. Then the Red Flags Piled Up

The 'Los Angeles Times' presents 'Dirty John' in 6 parts

(Newser) - At 59, Debra Newell had found professional—but not romantic—success. Divorced four times, the Irvine, Calif., interior designer hadn't totally given up on love, and then it found her in a whirlwind. She met John Meehan via an online dating site in October 2014, and he seemed too... More »

LA Times: Trump Relies on 'Creepiest Kind' of Info

Including conspiracy theories, things he sees on TV, rumors from supermarket tabloids

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times has been hitting hard at President Trump with a multi-part editorial series taking on his dishonesty , his "dangerously authoritarian vision," and his "war on journalism." Thursday introduced the series' scathing fifth installation , this time on Trump's role as the nation's... More »

LA Times' Trump Editorial May Be Most Scathing Yet

It's a multi-part series on the 'liar in chief'

(Newser) - It's not unusual for newspaper editorials to criticize a president's policies. But the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times is taking the concept to a new level with a multi-part series called "Our Dishonest President." Part one on Sunday issued a warning that President Trump... More »

Only 2 Cities Are Still Bidding to Host 2024 Olympics

Budapest says bye-bye to controversial bid

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee is due to meet in September to vote on the site of the 2024 Olympics—but if one more city drops out, they won't need to. The Hungarian government confirmed Wednesday that Budapest's bid has been withdrawn, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the... More »

Journo Who Gave Hackers Password Could Get 25 Years

Ex-Reuters journalist gave Anonymous his Tribune Company password

(Newser) - Matthew Keys was described as a "disgruntled journalist" after he leaked his Tribune Company password to hackers in 2010, and he's likely to be even more disgruntled now: He was found guilty on Wednesday of charges including conspiracy to hack and faces a maximum sentence of 25 years... More »

Prominent Food Critic Drops His Anonymity

Jonathan Gold of LA Times says it's a useless fight these days

(Newser) - No more masks, silhouettes, disguises, or hiding behind potted plants. Food critic Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times writes today that he is giving up even the "pretense of anonymity." His photo appears along with his essay, in which he acknowledges that it's been a losing... More »

LA Car Rampage Victim Was on Honeymoon

Witnesses say driver wanted to 'massacre a lot of people'

(Newser) - The woman allegedly killed by a deranged driver who plowed into pedestrians on LA's Venice Beach boardwalk was on her honeymoon and had only been married for three days. Alice Gruppioni, a 32-year-old from Bologna, Italy, was walking along the boardwalk with her husband when she was struck and... More »

Don't Let the Koch Brothers Buy the Media

Harold Meyerson doesn't want the LA Times to become a political tool

(Newser) - The Tribune Company's board likely views the Koch Brothers' attempt to buy its eight newspapers as a purely financial transaction. But almost no one else sees it that way, writes Harold Meyerson at the Washington Post . Thousands of LA Times readers, for instance, have already signed petitions against the... More »

Koch Bros. Look to Buy 8 Newspapers

Could use LA Times and others to spread conservative message

(Newser) - Brothers Charles and David Koch, the billionaire businessmen behind Koch Industries and noted supporters of libertarian causes, are looking to buy into the newspaper business. They're exploring a deal to acquire the Tribune Company's eight regional newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore ... More »

Reuters Suspends Editor Accused of Aiding Hackers

Matthew Keys, 26, faces up to 25 years in prison

(Newser) - A social media editor for Reuters is in hot water, accused of exacting revenge on a former employer by helping Anonymous hack it. Federal prosecutors say Matthew Keys, 26, passed along log-in credentials to servers owned by the Tribune Co., reports the Guardian . His Anonymous pal allegedly used them to... More »

Tribune Company Set to Exit Bankruptcy

But it may soon sell off its newspapers

(Newser) - The Tribune Company is set to emerge from bankruptcy today, four years after it filed for Chapter 11 protection as the American economy nosedived. The reorganized multimedia company has a new board of directors that includes plenty of entertainment industry veterans, and profitable assets including eight major daily newspapers and... More »

Tribune Co. Explores Sale of LA Times, Chicago Tribune

Rupert Murdoch rumored to be interested

(Newser) - What happens when you take the Tribune out of the Tribune Co.? We might be about to find out. The company is actively seeking bankers to help sell off its newspapers—potentially including the Chicago Tribune and LA Times—when it emerges from bankruptcy at the end of the... More »

'Red-Blooded' Murdoch Eyes LA Times, Tribune

News Corp's CEO 'has an irrational love of newspapers'

(Newser) - The head of the world's biggest news company is eying two crown jewels in American journalism: the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. In fact, Rupert Murdoch has been in preliminary talks about buying both papers in a purchase of the Tribune Co., according to executives at Murdoch'... More »

Devils Stay Alive in Stanley Cup

3-1 win in LA takes series to Game 5

(Newser) - Los Angeles Kings fans went to the Staples Center last night ready to celebrate their team's first Stanley Cup, but the Devils spoiled the party. The New Jersey team beat the Kings 3-1, taking the series to a Game 5 on their home turf. The game was 0-0 at... More »

Los Angeles Times to Launch Paywall

Paper's online content won't be free after March 5

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times is going behind a paywall next month, joining the ranks of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and most recently, Gannett. (The latter's hasn't gone into effect yet.) The LAT "membership program" will eventually cost $1.99 a week when... More »

LA Times Wins Key Pulitzer

2011 prizes announced today in New York

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times took home the coveted public service Pulitzer Prize this afternoon for its exposé of widepsread corruption in the city of Bell, Calif. The piece eventually led to the arrests of eight city officials, including the city administrator, who was pulling down $800,000 a year. The... More »

Restaurant Photographs, Then Boots Critic

Image posted on blog for industry to see

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Times restaurant critic has been “unmasked” by a feisty restaurant boss, who snapped her picture while she waited for a table and then sent her packing, the Times reports. The restaurant posted S. Irene Virbila’s picture on its Tumblr blog , where it spread like wildfire... More »

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