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The state of the LA Times: Unionization vote, NPR’s bombshell investigation into CEO




The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013.
The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013.
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Today, the Los Angeles Times is expected to announce its official employee ballot count on whether or not to unionize in what is believed to be the first union vote in the paper’s 136-year history.

The results come just one day after a bombshell of allegations of inappropriate behavior against the paper’s new publisher and CEO, Ross Levinsohn.

Larry speaks with longtime LA Times observer and media analyst Ken Doctor about the state of the Times, and NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik who broke the Levinsohn story.

Guests:

Ken Doctor, media analyst who focuses on the transformation of consumer media in the digital age; author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get” (St. Martin’s Press, 2010)

David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent who broke the story on the allegations against the LA Times’ new publisher, Ross Levinsohn