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Democracy Now! on the L.A. Times Firings

Posted on Nov 16, 2006
Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman interviews L.A. Times reporter Henry Weinstein about the shock waves that have rocked the newspaper since its corporate parent fired the paper’s publisher and editor. Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-common story these days.

Democracy Now!:

In an effort to cut costs, the owners of many of the nation’s newspapers are slashing the amount of money spent on reporting and laying off staff. The impact of these mass layoffs is expected to be widely felt.

[The trend is most notable] at the Los Angeles Times, where the paper’s publisher and its top editor, Dean Baquet, were ousted after they publicly defied calls by executives at Tribune Company to eliminate more newsroom positions.

One of the most outspoken critics of the changes at the Los Angeles Times has been Henry Weinstein, the paper’s legal affairs reporter. He has worked for the paper for 28 years. He was recently awarded the John Chancellor Award for Excellence by Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He joins us in our firehouse studio.


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