The consolidation plan will lead to earlier press deadlines. As a result, the newspaper will create a new section to capture late-breaking news. From the story:
To accommodate earlier deadlines necessitated by the elimination of the plant, the paper will launch a new section dubbed LATExtra to run late-breaking news that was previously published in individual sections. LATExtra will appear Monday through Saturday, beginning Feb. 2, according to the memo.The Times also plans to eliminate the stand-alone business section on Mondays, move the food section to Thursdays, and will cut the width of the newspaper to 44 inches, down from 48 inches.
The changes "give us the opportunity to expand and further showcase the terrific enterprise reporting of this newsroom, as well as produce the first new news section in many, many years," Times Editor Russ Stanton said in a memo to the newsroom.