15 Facts About Los Angeles Times

1. Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper that started publishing in Los Angeles in 1881 and is based in the adjacent suburb of El Segundo.

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2. Los Angeles Times sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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3. Los Angeles Times was beset in the first decade of the 21st century by a change in ownership, a bankruptcy, a rapid succession of editors, reductions in staff, decreases in paid circulation, the need to increase its Web presence, and a series of controversies.

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4. In 2000, Times Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times, was purchased by the Tribune Company of Chicago, Illinois, placing the paper in co-ownership with the then WB-affiliated KTLA, which Tribune acquired in 1985.

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5. Los Angeles Times put up for sale the company's 25 percent interest in Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

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6. The Los Angeles Times announced seventy job cuts in news and editorial or a 10 percent cut in payroll.

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7. On this subject, the Los Angeles Times reported with foresight: "For the 'funemployed,' unemployment is welcome.

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8. On July 10, 2007, Los Angeles Times launched a local Metromix site targeting live entertainment for young adults.

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9. In 2009, the Los Angeles Times shut down Metromix and replaced it with Brand X, a blog site and free weekly tabloid targeting young, social networking readers.

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10. In May 2018, the Los Angeles Times blocked access to its online edition from most of Europe because of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

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11. Los Angeles Times drew fire for a last-minute story before the 2003 California recall election alleging that gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger groped scores of women during his movie career.

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12. Los Angeles Times's said that in the case of the Davis allegations, the Times decided against printing the Davis story because of its reliance on anonymous sources.

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13. Los Angeles Times came under controversy for its decision to drop the weekday edition of the Garfield comic strip in 2005, in favor of a hipper comic strip Brevity, while retaining it in the Sunday edition.

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14. On November 7, 2017, Disney reversed its decision, stating that the company "had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at the Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns".

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15. From 1967 to 1972, the Los Angeles Times produced a Sunday supplement called West magazine.

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