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  • Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails

    Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails
    I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an extended rant about Times columnist Steve Lopez, who wasn't present but had had the effrontery to drive up to Zell's Malibu hideaway when he wasn't there and do journalism by interviewing the housekeeper. But he also pledged to make the company bigger and stronger.
  • Taking a businesslike approach to social woes

     Taking a businesslike approach to social woes
    Like many revolutionary manifestoes, "The Solution Revolution" seeks the overthrow of government as we know it. But for authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan — who work in public-sector practice at Deloitte — this is a revolution very...

    Oren Aviv out at Fox. ABC's rich audience. Bay attacked in Hong Kong.

    Oren Aviv out at Fox. ABC's rich audience. Bay attacked in Hong Kong.
    After the coffee. Before the eggs. (How'd I never think of that before?) The Skinny: The Dodgers are still alive! I'm actually not some big Dodger fan but I love playoff baseball and want the series to go seven. It's a nice distraction. Thursday's...

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?
    With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism....

    Ebay and activist investor Carl Icahn settle proxy fight

    Ebay and activist investor Carl Icahn settle proxy fight
    The fight between activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay Inc. has been settled as the two sides have quietly reached a truce, Ebay said Thursday. The two had been embroiled in a public spat over accusations by Icahn that two members of eBay's  board of...