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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.19.08

New LAT Publisher; St. Petersburg Times Dodges Layoffs

August 19, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has a new publisher a month after the last one resigned under pressure, and he swears he isn't going to lay anyone off. (For now.) Continuing Tribune boss Sam Zell's habit of only hiring top executives who have never worked in newspapers before (because it's not like the lifers figured out how to make it work), Eddy Hartenstein was previously the chief executive of DirecTV and is considered a founding father of the satellite TV industry. How a distribution guy is expected to revive an atrophying content property is unclear as of this ...

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