Oct 21, 2009

Buyouts, layoffs and departures at the L.A.Times

Peter Wallsten, who covered the White House and national politics for the Los Angeles Times and coauthored "One-Party Country: the Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century," has decided to leave the paper for a national reporting position at the Wall Street Journal, Politico reports.

LA Observed and fishbowlLA have kept a sharp eye on who's leaving the paper, whether by choice or by pink slip. In addition to Tina Daunt, the paper has lost business writer Peter Hong, who's been covering the housing market; Calendar writer Diane Haithman; travel writer Susan Spano, and music writer Scott Sterling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The advertising department has been "downsizing" as well. It's amazing that performance is not the criteria used to determine who stays. Those with more seniority and low/mediocre performance are being kept while top performers are given the boot. Doesn't seem to make sense if you are trying to increase revenues. Questionable decisions being made by those at the top...