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    In 1960, Otis Chandler became the fourth generation of family publishers. He made the Los Angeles Times one of the most respected American newspapers, along with the and . He believed that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business," and increased the size and pay of the editorial staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1995 Otis Chandler gave up day-to-day control of the newspaper, and publisher Mark Willes, the former president of General Mills, took over. Willes was criticized for not understanding the newspaper business. Reporters and editors referred to him as "The Cereal Killer."

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The los angeles times header is a good example for blackletter typeface because it was one of the original newspapers and has still used this same font up until present day.