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Saturday, May 18, 2024

LA Times Cuts Show Deep Issues in Print Media

  • The LA Times announced they are layoff at least 115 people from its newsroom staff.
  • The cuts speak to broader issues in the media world, as legacy publications look for a sustainable model.
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The Los Angeles Times became the latest major media outlet to announce deep cuts to its staff. The paper will not have a traveling beat writer with the Dodgers in Shohei Ohtani’s first year with the team. The cuts speak to broader issues in the media world, as legacy publications look for a sustainable model.

Plus, Salt Lake City is looking to become the next big sports hub, Doc Rivers’ departure could mean Doris Burke’s time to shine, and former Miami Marlins president David Samson joins to discuss the struggles the Oakland A’s are having in securing funding for their new stadium, the changes coming to local sports broadcasting, and why Red Sox fans are mad at the team’s ownership.

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