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-30- to Morning Briefing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MileHigh, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    After decades in the L.A. Times, L.A. Observed notes in its review of the Times' redesign that hit today that Morning Briefing has been dropped in favor of a digest of blog items. Hopefully, the Saturday letters will remain.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I loved Morning Briefing.
  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Morning Briefing was a must read. Some of the best nuggets and notes would appear in that column.
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    You know, I really wish they'd stop screwing with the editorial content and design -- other than to make it less/worse than it was -- and start dealing with the real problem, which is ad and product sales/revenue generation...

    And I wish we'd start hearing about that all the time.
  5. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Great column. I liked how there were a couple of different people did it. It was always good for a laugh or a creep out. Sometimes both.

  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Always must-read.

    A bad decision.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    For the people who did it right, it took a lot more work and creativity than it might have seemed to some. It was basically a blog, but in print, before there were such things.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Have to admit, I used to feel a little proud when I'd see something I'd written excerpted in the Morning Briefing, chosen by Mal Florence or Shav Glick or whomever as being worthy of that pithy roundup in a once-great newspaper.

    First that "great" tag changed. Now the Briefing is history. -30- indeed.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    This shouldn't be surprising, considering most of the folks who wrote this no longer work at what used to be a world-class sports section.

    Lisa Dillman does MB duty, but most of the rest who did it regularly: Peter Yoon, Larry Stewart, etc. are no longer employed there.

    As every other decision from the Hounds of Zell goes, this one blows.
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