Local biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong paid $500 million for the Times, along with the San Diego Union Tribune and a few other local papers. He quickly hired Norman Pearlstine as the new executive editor for the Times. Pearlstine has spent some 50 years in journalism. They plan to turn the paper around after years of turmoil, top editors coming and going, and low staff morale.
A biotech billionaire and journalism vet aim to strengthen the LA Times
From this Episode:
Do undocumented immigrants have a right to due process?
President Trump tweeted on Sunday that immigrants caught crossing the border illegally should be immediately sent back. No court case, no appearance before a judge, no due...
9 min, 41 sec
The problems with LA County's child welfare agency
Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos died in Lancaster last week. He suffered head injuries and was covered in cigarette burns. For years, his home was flagged for potential abuse.
8 min, 43 sec
Is Patrick Soon-Shiong willing to lose money to make the LA Times great again?
Local biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong paid $500 million for the Los Angeles Times, along with the San Diego Union Tribune and a few other local papers. He quickly...
16 min, 42 sec
Image: (L) Patrick Soon-Shiong, the owner of LA Times, with (R) Norman Pearlstine, the executive editor of LA Times. Courtesy of NantWorks and LA Times.