Thursday, February 7, 2008

Zell checks in at the LAT* **

Kevin Roderick has some "second-hand via sources" info on Zell's visit with Los Angeles Times staff, along with a copy of a weird email Zell sent to his "fellow employees" .... LAObserved

* Visit was "wildly entertaining" with a "lot of laughter and a lot of clapping. A lot of good energy." The New York Observer

Okay. Aside from getting his view on Jim O'Shea's parting shot ("he pissed all over the company where he worked for 30 years") and a green light to visit your favorite porn sites (as long as you're productive — no pun intended, we guess), no word on a new executive editor or when more cuts might be made? (Corporate cuts, that is.)

Hey, we don't like to see anyone lose their job, but in this difficult economic climate it does seem to make better sense to hang on to the experienced content-gatherers and their support teams — the heart and soul of every successful media company — by reducing some "corporate layers" at Tribune Tower.

** New editor to be announced next week, reports a Times pressman via LAObserved

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