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Baquet out at L.A. Times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LazyReporter, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. LazyReporter

    LazyReporter Member

    This is bad news for the L.A. Times staff as Baquet was fighting a crusade against staff cuts.
    That paper used to among the country's best, now it's a shell of it's former self. After this, it's on its way to competing with the Podunk Press.

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    That sucks. But this is no surprise. Only that it took this long, but probably waiting to get through the election.
  3. deportes

    deportes Member

    i told you guys. i heard it the day the new guy took over and posted the info on this board.
  4. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Curious that this happened on election day, when it might not get as much attention.
  5. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Kind of like Brit dumpin' Yo'Kev. Hmmmmm..
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Expected, I guess, but ???
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Stand up for something you believe in and they'll whack you.

    I guess Baquet and Bush have something in common.
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I absolutely love the Times, and the news out of there gets more depressing by the day.
  9. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Read the WaPo story on this and staffers were quoted on condition of anonymity because they feared for their jobs. Totally understand that. But, I always think it's interesting/ironic/sucks when a media outlet has its employees scared shitless to the point that free speech is prevented.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Happens all the time; media outlets dont hold themselves to the same threshold as the people they cover.
  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Agreed. But it still sucks.

    Your photo icon vs. my photo icon = mediocrity squared.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Broad and Burkle put in a bid for the entire company.

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