The Internet Kills Journalism Again

Let’s keep talking about Craiglist encroaching on classified columns:

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Times fired its top editor after he rejected a management order to cut $4 million from the newsroom budget, 14 months after his predecessor was also ousted in a budget dispute, the newspaper said Sunday.

James O’Shea was fired following a confrontation with Publisher David D. Hiller, the Times reported on its Web site. The story didn’t say when the confrontation took place.

Times spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan said the newspaper would have no comment.

O’Shea’s departure comes just a month after the Times’ parent, Chicago-based Tribune Co., was taken private in an $8.2 billion buyout by real estate magnate Sam Zell.

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3 thoughts on “The Internet Kills Journalism Again

  1. Gail Carpenter says:

    YO, CORPORATE IDIOT CEO’S?*
    A~ ‘IF’, the news was worth reading? = IT WOULD SELL!
    B~ ‘IF’, the news media stoped being prejudiced/biased
    /opinionated = IT WOULD SELL NEWS!
    C~ ‘IF’, the news media supported “A L L” of the
    people = IT WOULD SELL NEWS!
    D~ ‘IF’, the news media stoped supporting politicans/
    government = IT WOULD SELL NEWS!
    E~ the sooner you wake up to the facts above =
    THE SOONER YOU SEE YOUR BOTTOM LINE IMPROVE.
    UNTILL THEN, GRIT YOUR TEETH AND TOUGH IT OUT.
    IF YOU FIRE/LAYOFF ENOUGH PEOPLE?
    THE PROBLEM WILL FIX ITSELF, YOU WILL GO “BELLY-UP/OUT-OF-BUSSINESS” WITH THE REST OF US.

  2. John says:

    I think “fire your employee” is not a clever strategy, when you making loss or weakening market capitalization. You should improve the quality of the product to sell more..
    UK Breakdown Cover

  3. pansypoo says:

    democracy on the cheap may not be a good thing.

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