Picked up this factoid from LA Observed: The New York Times story about the death of Heath Ledger (the cause of which remains a mystery) carried 14 contribution lines in addition to the byline.
Yes, 15 reporters - more reporters than worked at my old paper, the Pasadena Star-News, which covered more than a dozen cities...
Oh, and the Daily Breeze in Torrance has a new publisher. Among his qualifications: A stint as general manager of the Pennysaver in Phoenix, Arizona. Hard hitting.