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Revolving Door Newsletter 01.22.08

Another Gone at LAT

January 22, 2008
Having clearly learned a thing or two from how the companies its reporters cover like to bury bad news over a long holiday weekend, the Los Angeles Times and its corporate parent, Tribune, drove out its third editor and fourth high-ranking executive in just 18 months on Friday. James O'Shea, a former Chicago Tribune managing editor who was hired 15 months ago to replace the departed Dean Baquet, was fired after he refused to institute budget cuts. His stance must have come as a complete shock to his superiors, who assumed when he was installed as editor that he would ...

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