Staffers received news yesterday via memo from editor Russ Stanton that the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune are merging their foreign reporting desks into one operation. From the memo:
The joint operation will be run from Los Angeles, where the bulk of the editing staff is currently based, in consultation with editors in Chicago and across the Tribune family. The staff will be consist of LA Times and Chicago Tribune correspondents, strategically based around the world, who will emphasize original reporting, delivered in a unique voice for both print and online audiences. Their mix of daily news and features will meet our readers’ expectations for sophisticated reporting and writing from the outside the United States.
Read the entire memo at LA Observed.