Michael Hiltzik


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes a daily blog appearing on latimes.com. His business column appears in print every Sunday, and occasionally on other days. As a member of the Los Angeles Times staff, he has been a financial and technology writer and a foreign correspondent. He is the author of six books, including “Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age” and “The New Deal: A Modern History.” Hiltzik and colleague Chuck Philips shared the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry.

Recent Articles

  • Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc

    Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc

    Gannett Tuesday abruptly ended its six-month effort to acquire Tronc, owner of The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel and several other newspapers.The deal would have extended the footprint of Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper company, and marked a major consolidation...

  • Wall Street seems skeptical about Tribune buyout plan

    As Tribune Co. shareholders prepare to convene in Chicago tomorrow to vote on an $8.4 billion buyout led by investor Sam Zell, the noise in the background is Wall Street traders chirping that the deal might never get done - at least as proposed. Amid one of the most turbulent summers in years for...

  • Life on the edge of cell-phone design

    "This is all about new frontiers," Frank Nuovo said, handing me a rectangular object about the size of two lipstick cases laid end to end, with a mirrored surface and a circular unmarked dial on one side. It's the Nokia 7380, a cell phone with an integrated video-capable camera and a voice recorder...

  • Integrated circuits are huge and tiny

    Moore's Law has proved to be remarkably accurate