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LAT cutting 75 more

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Didn't see this anywhere else:

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Newsroom staffing at the Los Angeles Times is shrinking again.

    Newspaper spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan said Monday that 75 staffers are being laid off in the latest round of cuts.

    She declined further comment and would not disclose how many journalists will remain at the paper.

    The Times, which is owned by Chicago-based Tribune Co., reduced its overall staff by 250 people last summer, including 150 from the newsroom.

    Editor Russ Stanton blamed the cutbacks on the economic slowdown.
  2. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Geez, does anyone work at this paper anymore?
  3. Stanton's memo, courtesy of LA Observed. Heard there are names in sports ...

    The growing economic downturn is forcing us to undergo another round of job reductions and cost cuts. I deeply regret to report that today, 75 of our friends, colleagues and capable staff members in Editorial will be told that they are losing their jobs. This is about 10% of our total staff and these cuts are comparable in scale to those made on the business side of The Times last week.

    The severance terms being offered to our colleagues are similar to those offered in the other reductions we've faced this year.

    I appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation during this difficult period. Your department heads and the senior editing team, including John, Davan, Meredith and I, are available to hear your concerns and answer any questions.

    Russ Stanton
    Los Angeles Time
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    This was also on LAObserved over the weekend:

  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I know of one person affected by these most recent cuts -- heard it from a mutual friend -- and said the guy was completely shocked.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Looks like they're even cutting back on their "cutting back" memos. Three freakin' grafs?
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    And the descent into irrelevance continues.
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Long ago, it was my dream to work at the Times, hopefully covering soccer (this was before MLS even existed, but I had hope).

    Hell, it was every young aspiring journalist in LA's dream to work at the Times. One of the country's great places is losing its media voice.

  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    If nothing else, at least the memo is honest. No bullshit about "restructuring" or "right-sizing."

    Our colleagues are being told they're losing their jobs.

    Simple and to the point.
  12. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Amen, PR.

    Heard through a good contact that five in sports are on the block.

    Depressing, pure and simple.
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