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Long Beach PT dumps sports staff

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MTM, May 2, 2011.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Once strong section bites the dust


  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Why would coverage be farmed out to Torrance instead of the other way around? Isn't Long Beach a bigger city? In any event, may as well shutter the place, or turn the publication into an auto trader.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't know what's a Singleton paper and what isn't. I just happened to see a specific paper name in this thread title.
  5. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    MileHigh, this is meant as an innocent question as I've seen it come up before with the Gannett thread. Is there a shelf life for some of these threads? I mean in this case I think a new thread regarding the Long Beach PT was warranted because that thread you linked to is 26 pages long and some of the posts on page 26 are almost two years old.

    On a separate note, I am thoroughly pissed to see the name of the man who helped get me started in this business listed in that story as one of the two editors to get a pink slip. John Futch is as good as they come and someone I'm proud to call a mentor and a good friend for 15 years. Here's hoping he and the rest of the PT staffers impacted by this move get snatched up quickly, though these days that is tough considering how many like them have been kicked to the curb.

    Okay. Rant over.

  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I just linked to it because it was posted a few days ago and that thread was on the first page -- and some other comments had been left related to Long Beach. It wasn't trying to point out a D_B, just that the conversation had already started was all.
  7. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Thanks MH. No worries, and I wasn't taking a shot at you. I was just curious about the protocol in instances like this.

  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Its utterly ridiculous. Long Beach has almost twice the population of the city of Cincinnati.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Very sad they are losing five excellent sports writers.... and one gossip columnist/bar reviewer.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    How long ago was it that the LADN and LADN combined coverage of most sports? It seems like that was at least a decade ago.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    All of the papers within LANG other than Torrance were acquired in the mid- to late 1990s, with San Bernardino, Ontario and Redlands the last of the batch on April 1, 1999. The consolidation and sharing started in the early 2000s, then the consolidation of production started in 2004. Torrance came into the fold in 2007.
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