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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.28.08

LAT Lays Off 75 Journos; 40 Percent Of Star-Ledger Staffers Take Buyouts

October 28, 2008
The Los Angeles Times continued to perform drastic reductions on its editorial side in the name of the bottom line, cutting the positions of 75 journos. Editor Russ Stanton announced the news in a memo, writing, "This is about 10 percent of our total staff and these cuts are comparable in scale to those made on the business side of the Times last week." Among those losing their positions are Maria Russo, Carina Chocano, and Veronique de Turenne... Tribune Company boss Sam Zell also decided to combine the D.C. bureaus of Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times, reducing 42 staffers by 12... 40 percent ...

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