Jason Song

Writer

Jason Song covered higher education with an emphasis on community colleges and online learning. He was part of the Los Angeles Times team that won the Scripps Howard Award for Public Service in 2011 and the Philip Meyer Award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization. He left The Times in 2016. 

Recent Articles

  • As L.A. porn industry struggles, 'web camming' becomes a new trend

    As L.A. porn industry struggles, 'web camming' becomes a new trend

    A Romanian flower merchant wants to boost L.A.’s flagging porn industry with a mix of corporate polish and live-stream naughtiness. As health legislation, technology and commercial trends continue to drive traditional porn production from Los Angeles, Mugur Frunzetti hopes to make Hollywood the...

  • Larry Flynt scores victory as Gardena budges on casino demand

    Larry Flynt scores victory as Gardena budges on casino demand

    Larry Flynt won a high-stakes gamble with the city of Gardena over the future of the the city’s oldest casino after the City Council voted Wednesday night to give the adult entertainment mogul the economic package he sought for his newly acquired business. The adult entertainment mogul bought the...

  • Group wants state to study reintroducing grizzly bears

    Group wants state to study reintroducing grizzly bears

    A conservation group is asking state officials to study reintroducing the grizzly bear to the Sierra Nevadas. The Center for Biological Diversity, based in Oakland, is collecting signatures on a petition that asks the California Fish and Game Commission to conduct a feasibility study on grizzly...

  • Roger Clinton to be charged with DUI

    Roger Clinton to be charged with DUI

    Newt Gingrich: Whites 'don't understand being black in America' July 8, 2016, 9:25 p.m. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump canceled their Friday events after the Dallas shootings.Newt Gingrich, who is a possible Trump running mate, says 'If you are a normal, white American ... you don’t understand...

  • Roger Clinton to be charged with DUI

    Roger Clinton to be charged with DUI

    Roger Clinton will be charged with driving under the influence following his June arrest after driving erratically on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, according to the Daily Breeze. Clinton, the brother-in-law of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, took a screening test after...

  • Larry Flynt buys troubled Normandie Casino

    Larry Flynt buys troubled Normandie Casino

    Adult entertainment mogul Larry Flynt, who already owns Gardena’s largest gambling establishment, has purchased the Normandie Casino in Gardena for an undisclosed price, according to state gambling authorities. The deal was unanimously approved by the state Gambling Control Commission during its Thursday...

  • Maywood residents aren't allowed to return home until post-fire hazard testing is completed

    Maywood residents aren't allowed to return home until post-fire hazard testing is completed

    About 200 Maywood residents will not be allowed to return to the homes they evacuated after an industrial fire until toxicity tests are completed, L.A. County and federal officials said at a news conference Monday. The testing could take several days, they said. The blaze June 14 at a plastics...

  • New text-based system speeds up LAX departures

    New text-based system speeds up LAX departures

    Planes that received flight plan information via a new texting system at Los Angeles International Airport shaved six to 12 minutes off their departure times since the system went into place in March, authorities said Friday. Even though sixty to 100 of LAX’s nearly 1,950 daily flights make use...

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