While Sam Zell's pronouncement of yesterday continues to ripple across the media, the New York Times has budgeted a daily for Saturday saying that the Los Angeles Times Magazine has been taken out of the journalists' hands and given to the business side — and that the editors were caught unawares:
L.A.-TIMES-MAG (Undated) — The Los Angeles Times has transferred control of its monthly magazine from the newsroom to its business operations, a fact that the newspaper’s top editors learned only after the paper had hired a new magazine editor, started recruiting a new staff, and made mock-ups of future issues without the knowledge of the current staff, an executive at the paper said Friday. Richard Perez Pena.
When the NYT story is posted or sent out to client newspapers I'll update here. My KCRW segment this afternoon talks about the latest convulsions in the LAT newsroom.
Update: The budgeted story never ran, far as I can tell. It's sure not on the NYT website.