By paulgillin | July 2, 2007 - 6:08 am - Posted in Journalism, Layoffs, Newspapers

Doug Frantz quits for a job at The Wall Street Journal just months after urging staffers to stay the course when the paper’s editor was fired for refusing to cut more jobs. That can’t be good for morale. The LA Times is still fighting back from its efforts to become The New York Times of the west coast in the 80s and 90s, a campaign that caused it to run ponderous stories that were irrelevant to the Latino audience that should have been its source of growth. This is a paper in serious trouble, while the Journal at least stands a chance of surviving the industry meltdown.

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