Friday, February 02, 2007

More on the L.A. Times

In a story that is in part related to the newspaper's declining hockey coverage, Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief James O'Shea had a wide-ranging address to the paper's editorial staff last week that's worth a read.

There's no doubt there are a lot of challenges facing the Times and many other papers, and that's part of the reason NHL coverage has suffered — particularly in the United States. Many media organizations, including The Globe and Mail, previously had (or continue to have) an operation that was split between a newspaper side and an online side, something that is slowly changing across North America.


At 10:01 p.m., February 02, 2007, Anonymous cy said...

thank you for the heads-up James.
much appreciated.

At 1:50 a.m., February 03, 2007, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

This doesn't deal with any of the issues mentioned by O'Shea in his address, but the editors of the New York Times and the LA Times took shots at each other recently.

From Romenesko, editor of the NY Times Bill Keller takes a shot at the LAT:

LAT editor James O'Shea responds:

The above is more gossip level stuff, but if anyone is interested in the series problems facing the LAT, read the archives at And don't forget the NYT posted a Q4 loss of $648 mil. Neither should reflect on the newspaper business as a whole, more of mismanagement and a lack of vision at each paper.


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