Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reality Check for Unstable Times

By Rip Rense

The thing is, none of these [upheavals at the L.A. Times] really have much, if any, direct impact on the day-to-day business of covering the news. Got an assignment? You still do it, whether there is an editor-in-chief or not. Whether there is a new owner or not. An editor-in-chief at most daily papers is little more than a balding guy in a suit who makes a speech or sends out a bloviating memo once in a while, anyway. The Times could change editors every week without it necessarily having any impact on the hands-on work that reporters and editors do to produce the paper. Change editors? It’s mostly a corporate show. [Click for MORE]

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