Sam Zell

Zell should sell

Joe Scott blogs that Sam Zell should sell the Los Angeles Times.

What amazes is the current lack of outrage about the decline and fall of LA’s most important asset....I hear some talk about the formation of a private syndicate which cares deeply about journalism in LA that might offer to buy the Times in a cash deal.

Noted: Scott also reports that Gary Spiecker, the Times' deputy editor of Sunday Opinion, became one of the layoff casualties this week. Spiecker edited with Scott at the old Herald Examiner. And Thomas H. Johnson, publisher and general manager of Times Community News, told his staff Tuesday that he resigned as head of the LAT's smaller affiliated papers. "My decision was difficult, but in the end, my departure salvaged two employee’s positions with the company. It also resigned itself in my mind that I wasn’t in agreement with the direction the company was headed," he said in a statement.

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