Thursday, November 25, 2004

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It's become obvious that the Chicago Tribune's purchase of the Los Angeles Times should be undone. It would be desirable for the paper to be restored to California ownership.

Under the control of Chicago executives, the L.A. Times has been diminished. Circulation has fallen more than 200,000 daily. A shrillness has been introduced on the editorial pages that denigrates the newspaper. There is a one-sidedness in the Calendar section that fails to examine the full dimensions of cultural issues in American life. The sports section has been ordered to undertake page cuts.

Jealousy in Chicago following the L.A. Times' winning of five Pulitzers led quickly to an order from Tribune executives that The Times cut its staff. The Tribune's own appointees, editor John Carroll and managing editor Dean Baquet have resisted these but been overwhelmed.

It's time for someone with sufficient resources to tender an offer for The Times.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

AIN'T IT THE TRUTH.
IWORKED IN THE PRESSROON FOR 31 YEARS AND AFTER TRIBUNE TOOK OVER IT HAS GONE DOWN HILL.
IS THER ANY CHANCE THAT CHANDLER TRUST WILL BUY IT BACK AT A GOOD PRICE ?

7/07/2005 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Chicago Cubune Watch said...

Ken, you might appreciate this Chicago-based blog:

Chicago Cubune Watch
www.cubune.com

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