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More layoffs at the Los Angeles Times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Apologies if I missed this elsewhere. More layoffs at the L.A. Times including at least two in sports according to LA Observed:

    "Pete Thomas covered outdoors recreation — fishing, surfing, adventure and stuff like that — for a good chunk of his 30 years at the Los Angeles Times. He posted yesterday at Facebook that he's among the layoffs. Sports staffer Mark Medina sent the newsroom a note saying he was leaving."

    http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/12/more_names_of_la_times_de.php
     
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Seems like Medina just joined the sports staff, no?
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Mark interned in Richmond in 2008, then went to LA.
     
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Way to eat your young. Stay classy, LA.

    Good luck to Pete and Mark in whatever their future might bring. :)
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Pete was there a long time and did very good on the outdoors stuff.

    One of the photographers/photo editors I worked with many years ago in San Bernardino. Great guy and photog. It just never ends.
     
  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Mark was a METPro intern. That will make a difference for him.

    And, the way this is written makes it sound like he has another gig, or other plans. I'm sure he'll be fine.
     
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I hope so.

    More and more, whenever these layoff threads include people saying "Well . . .he/she will land on their feet!" or "Lot of good people there. I hope they all land on their feet." My response is "Where? HOW?"

    Journalists are running out of safe landing places. Many of the non-journalism ones are getting filled with people.
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    10 months after the Rocky closed, lots of "good people" who should have "landed on their feet" still haven't. Lots.
     
  9. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Agreed. The entire "land on your feet" scenario is wishful thinking. Sadly, I know very few people who have been laid off and recovered to find good jobs. Or even decent jobs.
     
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Mile, I can go further back than that and at a few more places. It's just fucked up and I don't see it improving. As long as papers can continue to publish with less personnel, they are going to make cuts.
    Sort of like the way radio is doing away with disc jockey and all-news normats are becoming canned operations and TVfolk are requiring guys to take pictures edit and write their own stories.
     
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