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Rumor Mill — Stuff We’ve Heard About People You Know

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FBLA has decided that responsible, cautious journalism is for wusses. We get delicious little morsels of unsubstantiated rumors in our in box all the time. Today, we shall disperse them to the masses. Feast, ye heathens! Feast!

Last week we heard that the 50-80 LAT staffers were going to be laid off by week’s end. Instead, staffers received their raises (we’d also heard those were going to be frozen).

That hasn’t stopped the doomsday whispers, with Spring Street journos convinced that at least 50 jobs will be eliminated soon. FBLA hears management is targeting reporters and editors who received below average performance reviews.

Here’s another interesting tid-bit that more conscientious journalists would check out before publishing: In their ongoing investigation into Andre Martinez’s Op/Ed pages, LAT brass is looking into whether Martinez’s relationship with Kelly Mullens influenced his coverage of the Dodgers — one of Mullens’ former clients.

Know anything more about any of this — or anything else? Fill out that there tip box to the right, and let us know!

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