Los Angeles Times To Lay Off 150 Editorial Staffers

Radar is reporting that 150 staffers in the newsroom are to be laid off and that the number of pages published each week will be reduced by 15%. I have emails into the good people over at the Book Review to see what, if any, impact this has had upon them. If I learn anything that I can report on the record, I will. This is terrible. More at the LA Times. Nothing yet from LA Observed.

[UPDATE: My sources inside the L.A. Times indicate that there hasn’t yet been a list of names released. Only the number. Layoffs to come later. If I am able to determine any additional information that I can share, then I will keep folks posted.]

One Comment

  1. It’s not the editorializing in news stories that bothers me, it’s the lack of coverage for local stories that other national papers get.

    The NYT magazine had a big story on the comeback attempt of Olympic swimmer, 41 year old Daria Torres. SHE LIVES HERE. The LAT should have owned that story, had a blog about her, video updates, the whole thing. WTF?

    Also, the entertainment coverage is dreadful. The paper recently ran an editorial about the Universal fire–things looked good! They might as well be living in Duluth.

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