| American Journalism Review
| From AJR, December 1997|
The Los Angeles Times is founded by Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. The next year their interests are sold to Harrison Gray Otis, who becomes the Times' first publisher.
Times Mirror is incorporated.
Otis Chandler becomes publisher, and the Times'
ascent to the top tier of American
Chandler steps down.
The Los Angeles Herald Examiner folds.
Shelby Coffey III becomes editor of the Times.
Recession hits Southern California; the Times' advertising revenue and profits plummet.
The Times wins a Pulitzer for coverage
of L.A. riots the year before.
Richard T. Schlosberg III becomes the Times' publisher.
The Times wins a Pulitzer for coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
General Mills executive Mark H. Willes, a newspaper neophyte, takes over as chairman, president and CEO of Times Mirror. Major cuts are implemented at the Times and elsewhere in the company. Times Mirror's stock price begins a dramatic upswing.
Managing Editor George Cotliar retires and is succeeded by longtime foreign correspondent Michael Parks.
Times Mirror announces Willes will become the Times' publisher after
Schlosberg retires at age 53.
Coffey resigns and is succeeded by Managing Editor Parks. Willes launches a bold restructuring of the business side, stressing a much closer relationship with editorial.