Sam Zell

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Will OC Register Move From Santa Ana to Times OC Building in Costa Mesa?

    Is a "for sale" sign coming to the Orange County Register's Santa Ana complex?​Not that long ago, the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times were embroiled in a bitter circulation battle that resulted in huge resources being pumped into this region, competing "hyper-local" community pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    News Maker Makes News

    LA Times owner Sam Zell has been in the news quite a bit this week. On Monday we learned that his Tribune Media Company filed for bankruptcy even though all of the papers under its rule are making a profit. Today brought news that freshly arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to get Ze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Goodbye Tony D. ... and the Pilot, too?

    Sad news about a really good guy, Tony Dodero: the former editor-in-chief of the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa Daily Pilot is being let go as the director of news and online for L.A. Times Community News publications, which include the Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Print Journalism: The 8-track cassette of news?

    William Lobdell, a veteran investigative reporter/editor in the Orange County wings of the Los Angeles Times media empire until he took a buyout last month, launched LOBDELL'S OC today. Lobdell says his blog will focus on news and observations concerning OC, but his inaugural post provided dark, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    William Lobdell--Gone :-(

    As noted below by Scott, William Lobdell has left the Los Angeles Times. And, as Scott noted, Lobdell was no ordinary reporter--the man was a multiple-award-winning titan, one of the best religion reporters ever to grace American newspapers, and definitely the best in covering the Gospel Swamp that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Times Begins Layoffs, Reg to Up the Ante?

    Today, according to reports on LAObserved and Fishbowl LA, the Los Angeles Times got an early start to the layoffs announced last week of 150 newsroom employees. Editors have already drawn up lists of names of folks who will be handed pink slips. But with the surprise—not really—exception of pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Times editorial goes straight to Zell

    The Los Angeles Times today on its editorial page gave Tribune Co. Grandmaster and indelicate asshole Sam Zell the finger when it criticized Prop. 98 and asked readers for a big No vote. The Times sent out a press release mentioning how they weren't going to bend to the pressure. While noble, it r ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Jennifer Delson--Going :-(

    Papi Pulido and his amigos can breathe a bit easier: longtime Los Angeles Times SanTana reporter Jennifer Delson is leaving the paper, as reported by LA Observed and confirmed by Delson via phone call. Delson has written about Orange County's wackiest city since 1999, when she was known as Jennifer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Daily Pilot Publishes Ignorant Prudes!

    Today, the Daily Pilot published a piece by freelance writer Steve Smith in which he takes issue with my Feb. 10 op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times (where I'm a contributing editor) criticizing its bowdlerized edits regarding stories (the passing of former Nixon Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Sam Zell's gonna cut you, man

    Joseph Pulitzer, famed newspaper magnate and founder of the Pulitzer Prize once said, "Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together." Sam Zell, billionaire and CEO of the Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Co. once said, "Everyone likes pussy. It’s un-American not to like pussy." With such ... More >>