Jan. 11, 2008 
We Tour the Los Angeles Times
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We are about to begin our Los Angeles Times tour. These early arrivals are outside the main entrance at First and Spring streets.

Iconic Los Angeles City Hall is in the background.
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Before the Times field trip, though, a small group of us gathered for breakfast at Philippe's for breakfast.
L.A. Times Presses

There is a historical newspaper exhibit in the Globe Lobby. We learned that the printing presses (which are many decades newer than this model) are no longer at the Downtown location.
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Our tour guide, Darrell Kunitomi, started with a discussion of the Times' place in Los Angeles history. Our delegation is in the historic Globe Lobby.
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Darrell showed us all around the newsroom and other offices. We are in the newspaper's photo archive, where pre-1985 photos are still kept in paper format.
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The MC101s had an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of newspapers in keeping citizens and voters informed about things of public importance. Here, Darrell talked about some of the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning stories and photographs.
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The MC101s had an excellent opportunity to see how a major metropolitan newspaper operates, and to ask questions about it. The MC101s are looking into the paper's Test Kitchen, where Food section recipes are tried out.

On to tour walking tour of Downtown.