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Doug Krikorian out

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rudy Petross, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Long before this, the condition of the Long Beach paper -- despite some excellent people going through there -- has long been a mystery to me. I guess it's just because the city is kind of in an odd spot in the shadow of L.A. or whatever.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It was a really good paper at one point, surprisingly good even, before they consolidated with the Daily News... I know that was a long, long time ago...
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Long Beach definitely was once a great paper. The only surprise about Doug E. gone is that it didn't happen years earlier.

    LANG is a nuclear wasteland these days and the talk is there's going to be lots more consolidation.
  5. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

    Yeah whatever you thought of Doug's columns, the guy was an icon in Long Beach. It does surprise me how that paper has lasted this long.
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    It was a feisty product that covered a feisty city. Its prep coverage was thorough, and the Best of the West lists set agendas. The office was a dump, though.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I had to take a Knight-Ridder test there once, and yes, I can attest to that.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I remember someone telling me that at one point (I have no idea if this is still the case) that the Press-Telegram is the only paper to travel with a volleyball team for every single game.
  9. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    I seem to recall Gordie Verrell being on the road a lot with the Long Beach State volleyball team after -- in another horrible PT decision -- Verrell was pulled off the Dodgers beat.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Women's volleyball? On the road? Same hotel?

    Not a bad beat assignment.
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    If you can make it through the holidays....
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    So to speak.
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