31 Facts About Los Angeles Times


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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Efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the bombing of its headquarters on October 1,1910, killing twenty-one people.

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Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Los Angeles Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True".

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In 1935, the newspaper moved to a new, landmark Art Deco building, the Los Angeles Times Building, to which the newspaper would add other facilities until taking up the entire city block between Spring, Broadway, First and Second streets, which came to be known as Times Mirror Square and would house the paper until 2018.

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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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Los Angeles Times toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance.

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

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

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Los Angeles Times speculated that the paper's revenue shortfall could be reversed by expanding coverage of economic justice topics, which she believed were increasingly relevant to Southern California; she cited the paper's attempted hiring of a "celebrity justice reporter" as an example of the wrong approach.

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In December 2006, a team of Los Angeles Times reporters delivered management with a critique of the paper's online news efforts known as the Spring Street Project.

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

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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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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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Los Angeles Times's role was controversial, for he forced writers to take a more decisive stance on issues.

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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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Columnist Jill Stewart wrote on the American Reporter website that the Los Angeles Times did not do a story on allegations that former Governor Gray Davis had verbally and physically abused women in his office, and that the Schwarzenegger story relied on a number of anonymous sources.

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Los Angeles Times 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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The American Society of Newspaper Editors said that the Times lost more than 10,000 subscribers because of the negative publicity surrounding the Schwarzenegger article.

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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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In November 2017, Walt Disney Studios blacklisted the Los Angeles Times from attending press screenings of its films, in retaliation for September 2017 reportage by the paper on Disney's political influence in the Anaheim area.

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Los Angeles Times considered the coverage to be "biased and inaccurate".

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In 2014, the Los Angeles Register, published by Freedom Communications, then-parent company of the Orange County Register was launched as a daily newspaper to compete with the Times.

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Between 1891 and 1895, the Los Angeles Times issued a similar Midsummer Number, the first one with the theme "The Land and Its Fruits".

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One of the Los Angeles Times features was "Column One", a feature that appeared daily on the front page to the left-hand side.

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In 1960, Times Mirror of Los Angeles bought the book publisher New American Library, known for publishing affordable paperback reprints of classics and other scholarly works.

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Los Angeles Times-Mirror purchased a former motion picture studio, Nassour Studios, in Hollywood in 1950, which was then used to consolidate KTTV's operations.

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Los Angeles Times-Mirror Broadcasting later acquired KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas in 1973; and in 1980 purchased a group of stations owned by Newhouse Newspapers: WAPI-TV in Birmingham, Alabama; KTVI in St Louis; WSYR-TV in Syracuse, New York and its satellite station WSYE-TV in Elmira, New York; and WTPA-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Los Angeles Times entered the field of cable television, servicing the Phoenix and San Diego areas, amongst others.

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Los Angeles Times-Mirror pared its station group down, selling off the Syracuse, Elmira and Harrisburg properties in 1986.

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