Friday, October 06, 2006

Bad week for publishers

Wow, two publishers gone in a week. Now the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Jeffrey Johnson, has resigned (actually, was fired, it seems). New York Times story; LA Times story; and on the new publisher.

Rather than the result of a dispute over staff controversy, as in Miami, this one was over budgeting. Not the first time a publisher's quit rather than make more cuts to news coverage: there was the Miami Herald's Dave Lawrence, several years ago, and the San Jose Mercury News' Jay Harris.

Those were both Knight Ridder papers. More and more the story of the Tribune Company is following the KR path...


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