Kevin Roderick was the first to spot the buried lede. TheWrap’s Alexander C. Kaufman tried unsuccessfully to get LA Times folks to confirm. Then, at around 9 p.m. PT tonight, Nikki Finke swooped in with the details:
My sources say Goldstein decided to take a buyout rather than work for the new leadership at the newspaper announced earlier this year. “He felt there was no more future for him there. It was obvious since all the new people think about is driving Web traffic. They’re trying to put everyone to work doing that,” my source says.