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Disagreements between the LA Times and its Guild over seniority protections ended in more than 60 journalists of color being laid off.
“We are not in turmoil. We have a real plan,” the paper’s owner, billionaire businessman Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said.
“Our initial hope was to get 40 or 50 submissions. We ended up receiving more than 1,000 ofrendas from across the country, and in four languages.”
“We don’t have to turn around a whole big ship. We can try things.”
“When you say national, usually what that means is New York or D.C. We’re trying to read that so that the gravity is really coming out of Southern California and expanding outward from that.”
Plus: The Committee to Protect Journalists has its first union contract, Wisconsin Public Radio tracks source diversity, and who is Substack for?
Plus: The LA Times grapples with its racist history and journalists share the worst career advice they’ve received.
Worse, the two left standing could be run by hedge fund guys with little interest in more than the bottom line.
“If the Post is like Amazon, happy to sell individual slices of its vertically integrated whole, the Times is perhaps more like Apple, bringing its ethos and voice to a more diverse array of products.”
It’s like the readers going to a watch party or trivia event, but with less effort — perhaps literally by staying at home.