Back in February, Tribune owner Sam Zell said the LAT bureau was "unsupportable." Now we know what he meant.
From the memo:
Well, let’s just say it's bad in every way it can be bad. Basically, the LAT no longer has a Washington bureau and we will be under the control of the Tribune Co., much like McClatchy is run.Here's what the new Tribune Co. bureau would look like:
19 reporters & 5 editors as a core "national staff"*UPDATE: Doyle McManus, LAT bureau chief, responds to the memo.
10 reporters as "regional reporters", divided this way:
2 from LAT
2 from ChiTrib
2 from BaltSun
1 from other small papers