Mar 23, 2009

Crowd grousing

LA Observed is collecting reactions to the news that Los Angeles Times reporter and Bottleneck blogger Steve Hymon lost his job in the latest round of layoffs at the paper. Curbed LA called Hymon "hands-down the best transportation reporter in Los Angeles" and Zach Behrens at LAist remarks that Hymon has an "ear for bullshit coming out of city officials mouths and is happy to call them on it."

Former LA Weekly editor Alan Mittlestaedt had this to say:
Steve Hymon was the best transportation writer in Los Angeles... maybe I will cancel my subscription unless the Times brings back Hymon and restores must-read Bottleneck Blog to its glory days. By the way, with the Times' surrendering key beats and expert reporters, does anyone really care if the Times folds? Let the online revolution continue.

2 comments:

chris bray said...

It's been a long time since I cared if the LAT folded. I live in West Hollywood -- I doubt they could find it with Google Maps and a flashlight. Wherever you live, the LAT mostly doesn't cover it already, and hasn't covered it for years.

Anonymous said...

I agree Chris, I could care less about the fate of the La Times.