Feb 27, 2009

Daily News goes to Gardena

The Daily News and the Long Beach Press-Telegram will both outsource their printing operations to Gardena-based Southwest Offset Printing, the same company that prints the Torrance Daily Breeze. All of this appears to be part of a plan to sell the Daily News-owned printing plant in Valencia.

As noted in the preceeding post, the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group will outsource printing of its three papers to the Orange County Register.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a good run. After 27 years with the paper first at Califa Street in Van Nuys and then at Valencia I felt kind of sad today with this news. I guess it's time to do something else for the "second half" of my life.

Anonymous said...

it's over. the DN. Lang. all of it. MNG is run by morons who just cut cut cut. Once they get to where they can't cut, they will shut the doors.

did u work in valencia? in prepress?

Anonymous said...

Nonsense. LANG is simply adjusting to changing business conditions by streamlining operations and adding flexibility that will help it maintain its focus on being the premiere local-news source and venue for advertising.

Readers and advertisers don't care where the paper is printed. They care about the quality of the paper.

Anonymous said...

no not nonsense. not at all. you'll see. lean dean is in major debt, with a 72% chance of default. The DN is losing 1/2 a million a month. there is no way it will stay open. doors will be shut. you best believe.

Anonymous said...

i agree with 11:20, it's not nonsense. LANG is going down. and fast.

newsjunkie said...

exactly. and LANG exceeded its credit limit today according to LAobserved. This company is in so much trouble.
so gimme a break about it being nonsense. get a clue.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they can outsource their management team to manny, moe and jack, or the three stooges, both groups would make better decisions.

When you twits shut down west covina printing, why didn't you listen to the recommendation to outsource printing approx 18 months ago...sheer genius.

Guess you were to busy with the highly profitable spanish tv book and the niche magazines. Unreal!

Anonymous said...

Quality left the building a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

How many union jobs in the pressroom will be cut now?

Anonymous said...

Readers and advertisers don't care where the paper is printed. They care about the quality of the paper.

Yeah, they do. Too bad LANG doesn't.

Anonymous said...

"The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News will now be printed at the Register in Orange County. LANG CEO Ed Moss: "Outsourcing our printing will enable us to reallocate vital resources to our editorial and advertising sales efforts and refocus on our core mission of being the premium local content provider in the communities we serve."

What The Fu*K Does This Mean? Can Someone Please Explain It To Me?

Refocus? Core Mission? Premium Local Content? Communities We Serve?

WTF Does This MEAN? PLEASE TELL ME? How Long Are You Going To ReFocus?

Your Short-Sightedness Is Beyond Help. No Amount of ReFocusing Will Help You Idiots.

Fu*K Off And Go Crawl In The Holes U Belong In, Ed & Dean.

Anonymous said...

Dear guy with questions:

Lets take it apart in sections.

1 - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News will now be printed at the Register in Orange County.

Okay, 3 newspapers will be printed at the Orange County Register.


2 - LANG CEO Ed Moss

Biggest douch* b*g in the world.


3 - "Outsourcing our printing

Sending papers to be printed somewhere else, see #1.


4 - will enable us to reallocate vital resources to our editorial and advertising sales efforts

F**k, you got me here. Are they going to put money saved into the editorial and ad sales efforts? i.e. hire people? Or just give themselves a bonus?

5 - and refocus on our core mission of being the premium local content provider in the communities we serve."

F**k, you got me here too. Refocus our core mission IMPLIES that there was a mission to begin with, but that it needs tweeking because it was lost in the shuffle of mass layoffs

(i.e. firings - layoff implies there is no work at the moment but some will be available at a later date, not the case here)

Refocus or mission, what was that mission? hmmm. Got me, f**k.

6 - Premium local content provider

I think this means that there is great stuff given to the readers, but with the smaller and smaller paper and stories about some f**k-off crying about not getting free pancakes at 10 pm, well, I think this is all one big great sentence full of bullsh**.

Satisfied?

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Anonymous said...

I had been part of the Southern California newspaper scene for nearly 30 years -- including my own stint at LANG -- before doing overseas reporting. It's not news that LANG has been operating on the cheap for more than 10 years in SoCal. But I notice the same juvenile voices in the comments section of this blog and similar ones about LANG leadership. Morons? Fuck this and fuck that? Douche bag? Are you folks really journalists? Professionals? No, just name-callers. Is this your idea of intelligent conversation? Yes, LANG leadership has been weak from the get-go, but I also think, judging from the behavior I see here, that perhaps petty and childish reporters and mid-level editors might have something to do with it might shoulder some of the responsibility. Your idea of keen observation is to call someone a moron? Please!

Anonymous said...

To anon at 6:20 a.m.:
I think a lot of the commenters who mouth off actually don't work in LANG. Maybe they did at some point and are still sore from their experience.

Anonymous said...

"How many union jobs in the pressroom will be cut now?"


All of them, plus all the other employees who work in Valencia, except prepress. They forgot to mention that in their notice to the public.

Anonymous said...

What's next? OC Register creates a JOA or Joint Operating Agreement with SGVN or some or all of LANG's newspapers? What about the Daily Bulletin and the SB Sun? Where are those papers going to be printed now?

Anonymous said...

gee whiz, they must have forgot to mention the press layoffs on their crappy statement about plowing back additional resources to be the premier blah blah blah. And, the management team are jerks.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what all this means for editorial deadlines.

Anonymous said...

Nobody mentioned the fact that the ENTIRE retail management team took Friday off and went to Vegas! We are losing our jobs while advertising is off getting lap dances. Not one manager, but FIVE. Thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

my guess is that if the retail management in mass took the day off, it should have only helped revenue.