Is the LA Times Book Review Biting the Dust?

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The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review is one of just six stand-alone book sections still published in the United States.  The Wall Street Journal says that number will shrink to five in the next few weeks, when the Times merges book reviews with editorials and opinion pieces in a 12-page tabloid.  The new section will now come out on Saturday, when circulation is lower, so that would save money. The Times, which declined to participate in this program, says it's still committed to literature and will hold this year's Book Fair at UCLA next month. We hear from a former Times Book Review editor and the  woman who helped launch the Book Fair.

Credits

Guests:
Steve Wasserman - Heyday Books - @heydaybooks, Narda Zacchino - Senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy - @nzacchino

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky