Los Angeles Daily Journal entertainment reporter Noah Barron sent his colleagues an e-mail today announcing that Jan. 28 will be his last day on the job. Barron's departure comes roughly a month after associate editor Alan Mittelstaedt quit - Barron attended USC's graduate school of journalism, where Mittelstaedt teaches. From the e-mail: "I totes (sic) wish we could gather ourselves all up into a big group-hug news Web startup and make Alan editor. Maybe we can someday."
*Alan Mittelstaedt shares a few thoughts about the state of the newsroom at the Daily Journal in the comments section.