Cutting with an Axe, Not a Scalpel, at the LA Times

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When the Chicago Tribune bought the Los Angeles Times, the editorial staff was 1200 strong.  Now, under Sam Zell, it's at 660. Yesterday alone, 75 people were laid off, fully 10 percent of what remained after years of Draconian cuts blamed on "conditions across the newspaper industry."  Inside the paper, even reporters who knew it was coming are shocked. Is the once-hefty Los Angeles Times about to become a daily pamphlet? We look at the impact with Kevin Roderick, founder of LA Observed.

Credits

Guest:
Kevin Roderick - LA Observed - @laobserved

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Sonya Geis