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Is the LA Times Going Behind a Paywall?

Blogging LA Times pressman Ed Padgett says it’s only a matter of time. Padgett writes that the upcoming Audit Bureau of Circulation numbers will show a big drop in circulation at the paper, stemming largely from the Labor Day rate increase of the paper. On top of the lost subscription money, ad rates are based off of circulation numbers. So if the drop is big enough the Times may be scrambling for revenue. It seems unlikely they’d be able to get a paywall up before the latest circulation numbers are announced, though. Which, we’re guessing, will mean layoffs. Padgett certainly seems to think so.

With advertising showing a slight increase the past three weeks it may not be enough to fend off additional downsizing in Operations at the Olympic Facility, at least that’s what our senior vice-president of production is claiming when he asks my colleagues, “Do you have a plan B ready, if not you better”. This has infuriated many, even if it is the truth, the men and women working in Operations do not want to hear this from him!

We here at FishbowlLA humbly suggest suspending executive bonuses at the paper in lieu of layoffs. Sadly, no one ever seems to listen to us.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.