| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos will buy The Washington Post for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80-year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur.
Bezos, hailed by...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to cast "The Expendables 3."
The Skinny: I keep forgetting to watch the new FX drama "The Bridge." It's sad that I'm getting so old I now have to put reminders in the BlackBerry to record TV shows and pay the rent....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Robin Thicke’s summer pop hit is called “Blurred Lines,” and journalism critics say that’s exactly what they see in a music video parody that uses dancing T.V. news starlets to take a shot at Bob Filner, the San Diego mayor accused...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Around the time "Man of Steel" opened in June, media watcher Jim Romenesko circulated an it-only-hurts-when-you-laugh letter explaining why Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was having his application rejected to become a reporter for a great metropolitan...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Story: Koch Industries Inc., which drew protests earlier this year over speculation that it might buy the Los Angeles Times or other Tribune Co. publications, said it's no longer interested in bidding for the newspapers....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:29 PM
The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday that it's looking to sell as it focuses on the media market closer to its Pennsylvania base.
Times-Shamrock Communications, based in Scranton, said it is marketing all five of its alternative weeklies...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...
| Aug 9, 2013
We now interrupt our regular coverage of the serious real estate world (because, trust us, little happens in August anyway) to focus on the industry's silly season, which seems to have manifested itself — with a vengeance — in my inbox.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
MEMO TO: JEFF BEZOS
FROM: PETER BART
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered. In former years I had worked for two family-owned newspapers, the New York Times...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers.
The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business...