Sept. 21, 2001
We Tour Los Angeles Times Amidst War Jitters
Here we are in the Times newsroom. There was a somber tone to this field trip as the attacks on New York and Washington we reflected in tightened security at the Times. Darrell Kunitomi of the Times answers questions from the MC101s.

As always, the Mass Comm 101 field trip to the Times began with a hearty breakfast at Phillippe's, home of the French Dip Sandwich, a fixture in Downtown Los Angeles since 1908. Typically, only a few students answer the call for an early breakfast Downtown, but it is good to sit down and talk with them in a more informal setting than the classroom usually allows.
Jitters over the recent terrorist attacks on New York and D.C. led to a lighter than usual turnout. However, those who showed at Philippe's had a good time.
Meanwhile, back at the Times we got to see some of the more unlikely aspects of the news operation like the test kitchen for the Food section.
It is always fund to just look around the Times newsroom. Here's one reporter's collection of political memrobilia.
 After the Times tour, we took a walking tour of Downtown. One stop was the 1893 Bradbury Building
We wound up at the Grand Central Market--both to look at the place and to grab some lunch to take to the top of Bunker Hill.

On to lunch and our afternoon field trip to the Los Angeles Central Library.