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Los Angeles Times Biography

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“The Los Angeles Times was first published on December 4, 1881, under the name of the Los Angeles Daily Times. When the original founders ran into financial problems the following year, the fledgling paper was inherited by its printer, the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery. The company hired as editor former military officer Harrison Gray Otis, who quickly turned the paper into a financial success…

As the city grew, so did The Times. However, competition among local newspapers was fierce, and it was not until the mid-1940s that The Times became the leading newspaper in Los Angeles. Today, it is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the country.

In June 2000, The Times became a Tribune Publishing newspaper when Tribune Company acquired Times Mirror, former parent of the Los Angeles Times.”

“History,” Los Angeles Times website (accessed Aug. 18, 2009)


“We strive to be the definitive news source for Californians, an essential part of the national news dialogue, and the voice of Los Angeles around the world.”

“Facts About the Times,” Los Angeles Times website (accessed Aug. 18, 2009)

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