Fascinating and important uproar continues at L.A. Times today, with new owner Sam Zell and publisher David Hiller continuing to claim that editor Jim O'Shea left of his own accord -- while he states flatly, in a memo to staff today, "In discussions about the current and future budgets, it became clear that Publisher David Hiller and I didn’t share a common vision for the future of the Los Angeles Times. In fact, we were far apart. So David decided he wanted a new editor. As I’ve said on numerous occasions over the past 14 months, I intended to stay here and lead this newspaper to the greatness it deserves. But David decided he wanted to terminate my employment and get another editor." Stay tuned. Here's link to O'Shea blast:
Monday, January 21, 2008
Did he jump or was he pushed?
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