I spent two and a half years at the Glendale News-Press, which was owned by the L.A. Times and Tribune Co., and during that time, there
were two was one round of layoffs, once in 2003 and again in 2004.
^My mistake, I apologize. I remember the 2004 round of layoffs, the round which laid waste to the jobs of my former editor in chief and the News-Press’ investigative reporter. But then again, so many people have gone through my newsroom during my time there – in one year, I had six supervising editors, and basically an entire changeover in the reporting and news desk staff, that I think it just felt like a round of layoffs.
This makes me extremely concerned for the friends I still have at the News-Press, but maybe I shouldn’t worry too much about them – in a way, Tribune doesn’t pay my friends enough for them to be worth laying off. Maybe they’ll just (hopefully) lay off the publisher.