Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper that started publishing in Los Angeles in 1881. Based in the Los Angeles County city of El Segundo since 2018,[3] it is the sixth-largest newspaper by circulation in the United States, as well as the largest newspaper in the western United States.[4] Owned by Patrick Soon-Shiong and published by California Times, the paper has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes.[5][6][7][8]

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Los Angeles Times
The front page of the July 10, 2021 Los Angeles Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (Nant Capital)
PresidentDr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
EditorKevin Merida
FoundedDecember 4, 1881; 141 years ago (1881-12-04) (as Los Angeles Daily Times)
Headquarters2300 E. Imperial Highway
El Segundo, California 90245
CountryUnited States
Circulation142,382 Average print circulation[1]
105,000 Digital (2018)[2]
ISSN0458-3035 (print)
2165-1736 (web)
OCLC number3638237

In the 19th century, the paper developed a reputation for civic boosterism and opposition to labor unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910. The paper's profile grew substantially in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. As with other regional newspapers in California and the United States, the paper's readership has declined in recent decades;[when?] and it has also been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, and other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize and finalized their first union contract on October 16, 2019.[9] The paper moved out of its historic headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to a facility in El Segundo, near the Los Angeles International Airport, in July 2018. The newspaper's coverage has evolved away from U.S. and international headlines and toward emphasizing California and especially Southern California stories.