Internet cited as a cause in LA Times cuts

Yesterday it was announced the LA Times is to cut 250, the majority of these are editorial positions.

Today, AFP reported that the newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton said the cuts reflected the paradox of the Internet revolution.

AFP reported that the Stanton memo said:

Thanks to the Internet, we have more readers for our great journalism than at any time in our history. But also thanks to the Internet, our advertisers have more choices, and we have less money.

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One thought on “Internet cited as a cause in LA Times cuts

  1. Lame excuse if you ask me. The L.A. Times as well as any other publication that wants to stay afloat and prosper needs to think beyond the printing press for sure. I’m sure they’re taking some steps in the right direction but obviously not enough.

    I don’t have all the answers and I don’t know how but they should find another medium for the people to work in. As far as I know an editor can edit anything be it on the internet or on paper… so what’s the problem?

    Next thing you know they’ll be blaming global warming on the next round of lay offs.

    Truly,

    ~ Mr. Echo

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