LA Times Bolsters Disclosure Statement In Story About “The Seventy Four”

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At about 3 PM Eastern this afternoon, KCRW is scheduled to feature a segment on the LA School Report / The Seventy Four merger. Make sure to tune in or check it out after the fact — Madeline Brand’s “Press Play” is the name of the show. 

Meanwhile, a slightly updated version of the LA Times story about LA School Report mentions that the LA Times receives Broad funding higher up in the story. In addition to the disclaimer at the bottom, there is a mention within the LAT story:

“Zimmer linked the acquisition to what he characterized as a pattern of wealthy partisans trying to control the media message, including at The Times, which has received funding from Broad and others to increase education coverage.”

This is a good thing. There are still other problems, as I noted yesterday, but the change gives readers a chance to understand and weigh what’s being described better than the initial version I was writing about.  

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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at