Just before noon, the editors at LATimes.com decided to give one of the top spots at the Los Angeles Times home page to a story — and tag cloud — on popular dog names. See above.
Meanwhile in the newsroom: Longtime "Only in L.A." columnist Steve Harvey, whose job was eliminated, signed off after right about 40 years with a brief newsroom email with "Bye bye" in the subject: "At least now I'll have time to polish up my audition for 'Dancing With the Stars.' Best to all, Steve Harvey."
Also in Sam Zell Land: In Chicago, Sam Zell's number two, Randy Michaels, insults a few more journalism pros and warns that, even in the face of layoffs and a downZelled future, they should lighten up and have more fun. And TellZell wonders what happened to the sexual harassment suits filed during Michaels' watch at Clear Channel.