I’m With Stupid: LAT Editor Jim O’Shea told hundreds of reporters gathered at a meeting yesterday to get over themselves and start thinking of latimes.com as their “primary vehicle for delivering the news.” This comes after an internal group, The Spring Street Committee, issued a “scathing report that has been seen by only a few of the newspapers top editors and executives. ‘To put it bluntly,’ the seven-page report found, ‘as a news organization, we are not web-savvy. If anything, we are web-stupid.’”
To That End: The paper’s site has launched MyLATimes, a way to customize the news Web readers look at. Think of it as a kind of an interactive Fisher Price toy: My First Newspaper.
So What Can We Expect? Well, depending on how narrowly you limit your focus, you won’t learn about Antonio Villaraigosa’s effort to position himself as a Democratic up-and-comer, or even about the resurgence of stand-up comedy in L.A. But you will learn who Reese will be wearing this year.