Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78

A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.

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Gun Mishaps Occurred on Baldwin Film Before Killing, Workers Say

They expressed concerns over gun mishaps and working conditions just days before the shooting that killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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L.A. Times Names Kevin Merida Executive Editor

One of the biggest newspaper jobs goes to a groundbreaking journalist who spent two decades at The Washington Post.

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Why Buy a Yacht When You Can Buy a Newspaper?

Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate.

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New Suitor May Enter Fray for Tribune Publishing

A Maryland hotel magnate who had a deal to buy The Baltimore Sun is now weighing a bid for all of Tribune’s newspapers that could thwart a hedge fund’s plan.

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Washington Post, Reuters and Los Angeles Times Search for New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired.

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Kansas City Star Apologizes for Racism in Decades of Reporting

The newspaper said it had “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned” generations of Black people. The apology comes after one in September by The Los Angeles Times.

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Norman Pearlstine, Top Editor of Los Angeles Times, Takes Adviser Role

The veteran journalist took charge of the newsroom two years ago in an effort to bring stability to the paper under new ownership.

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Top Editor at Los Angeles Times, Norman Pearlstine, Steps Aside

Mr. Pearlstine came out of retirement two years ago to steady the newspaper, one of the country’s largest, after years of turmoil under its previous owner.

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

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Furloughs and Pay Cuts Hit The Los Angeles Times

A sudden drop in advertising, brought on by the pandemic, is leading to cost-cutting measures at Patrick Soon-Shiong’s California papers.

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