Wednesday, July 2, 2008

L.A. Times to Shrink, Cut Another 150 News Jobs

Tribune Co.'s largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, plans to cut about 15% of its news staff and news pages as part of the newly private media company's mandate to slash costs.

The Los Angeles Times, the country's fourth-largest paper by weekday circulation, plans to eliminate about 150 positions from its editorial staff, according to a memo released Wednesday by the paper's editor, Russ Stanton. The newsroom currently has about 840 people, a spokeswoman said. Mr. Stanton also said the number of pages published each week will be reduced by 15%. [Click for MORE]

> Los Angeles Times to cut 250 jobs, including 150 from
newsgathering staff
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