March 9, 2009
We Tour the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Group
We are about to begin our Los Angeles Times tour. These early arrivals are outside the main entrance at First and Spring streets.
Eventually, enough students turned out to fill two tours.
   Breakfast
Before the Times field trip, though, a small group of us gathered for breakfast at Philippe's.
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.
Globe Lobby 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.
 Style Guide
Darrell showed us all around the newsroom and other offices. He is showing us the Times style guide.
  News Clips
Pre-1985 news clippings are kept in original paper format. The Times has a huge archive of them.
 Test Kitchen
We got to see the Test Kitchen, where food is prepared and photographed for the paper's Food Section.
LA Times Online
Looming over the field trip was a discussion of the Times' difficult transition to being a profitable online news source.

On to our walking tour of Downtown.

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