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More cutting at the L.A. Times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MileHigh, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Another round of layoffs. Talk is 30-40 by day's end.

    Ugh. Have friends still there and friends who have been hit before. Hoping for the best for everyone out there.

    http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/10/layoffs_begin_at_lat.php

    http://reporter-g.blogspot.com/2009/10/layoffs-at-la-times.html
     
  2. How are there enough people there to keep laying off? It gets more and more bizarre with each round. I have to think morale is just in the tank.
     
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Maybe they can have other journalists at the other Tribune papers in Chicago and Hartford and Florida cover the southern California stuff for efficiency and, you know, synergy.
     
  4. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Expect the Times to be forced to run those modules from Chicago. The Times was the only Tribune paper not running them.
     
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    It seems just when the fire was getting smaller, someone pours gasoline on it.
     
  6. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    Did anyone see the story about how corporation-flippers ran Simmons Mattresses into the ground after leveraging net worth deep into debt? Wonder if the same is happening with newspapers.
     
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Yeah, between this and the New York Times' announced "rightsizing" and Detroit and Charlotte and a few more, it's as if the bean counters have told themselves: "By God, what little recovery this lousy economy offers, we will get a piece of that!!!" Even if it means pulverizing costs down to rock bottom.
     
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