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L.A. Times editor O'Shea fired

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Left_Coast, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Over budgetary disagreement with the publisher, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That's a huge in-the-business story, because he was brought in by Tribune as more of a company guy but then turned out to be a fighter just like his predecessors, I guess.
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    it's probably because the new jackasses came in and decided to lop off another 20 percent
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    That's three major Tribune Co. cuts/departures in three weeks.
  5. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    Here's a solution to the Times' problems: hire some drone from Gannett and then you'll have someone with the nads to make those cuts AND stay on board to catch the flak!
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    No doubt some tool or toolette will come on board and proclaim the future of the LA Times to be bright indeed. I don't think its just an inside baseball story though. When editors at the LA Times have less security than an NHL head coach there is something seriously wrong.
  7. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    Another one bites the dust in LA. I was wondering why my good old Times was in so much throuble.
  8. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    This shit pisses me off. The whole industry stinks. Will it ever stop? What happened to the days when newspapers were the leaders in promoting quality editorial content and not just pumping out barely enough to keep the bean counters happy. Fuck the bean counters and fuck the state of the industry right now. I'm sick of reading about more layoffs every week.
  9. mojo

    mojo Member

    They ended. In a fit of greed. Coincidentally about the same time as the days of having a beer for lunch ended.
  10. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    Details atop the L.A. Times story:

  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    "Presidential elections? Aw, screw it, we'll just use wires.''
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    From my know-little perspective, I'm glad to see that the last few editors of the L.A. Times appear to be taking a stand against editorial budget cuts. I think that's setting an important example.
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