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Nov. 29, 1946: Meet Margaret Dixon, Only Woman Managing Editor of a U.S. Daily Newspaper

One of the Daily Mirror’s themes is to highlight women’s history – not an easy task because women’s achievements were often poorly documented, and women who attained any sort of prominence were presented as curiosities. Like the Samuel Johnson quip … Continue reading

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Journalism in Los Angeles, 1912 – 1962, Saturday at Occidental College

I will be discussing this c. 1901 lapel button and other interesting facets of Los Angeles newspapers, 1912-1962, at the Historical Society of Southern California’s daylong conference on journalism in Southern California, on Saturday at Occidental College. More information is … Continue reading

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Ken Reich–in memoriam

Photograph by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times Former Times reporter and columnist Kenneth Reich, who died in his sleep Monday. This is a recording of Ken’s memorial service, held July 3, 2008, at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills. This is … Continue reading

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Voices–Eric Malnic

Above, one of the more curious aspects of the Robert F. Kennedy shooting: The search for the "Girl in the Polka Dot Dress." By Eric MalnicSpecial to The Times Things were busy in the Times newsroom on primary election night … Continue reading

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May 28, 1908

Above and at left, I’m not sure which is more remarkable, the story about Kate Welsh, the sister of prizefighter Fred Welsh, or the byline: Louise M. George. As late as the 1950s, reporters rarely got bylines, so it’s impossible … Continue reading

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In which some in-jokes get outed

  Above, the birth of Phlange Welder, Nov. 26, 1961. Comes now the time to divulge two of the deeper secrets of L.A newspaper lore, which I had forgotten until dinner recently with Carolyn Strickler, former head of The Times … Continue reading

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