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Lee Abrams: Still not impressed with the LA Times

Chief Tribune innovation honcho, Lee Abrams, was in town this week for a Press Club event and, in addition to this YouTube video, left a flurry of news stories in his wake.

Our own Bill Boyarsky blogs that Abrams isn't all that impressed with how the LA Times tells a story. Apparently journos at the Chicago Tribune are so jazzed about their newly-gutted paper, they're high-fiving each other in the halls. (Talk about telling a story.) Check Bill's post here.

Cynthia Littleton at Daily Variety also attended the "future of news" panel discussion with Abrams and former LADN editor, Ron Kaye. She says Abrams "came off as affable, smart and well-meaning," and picks some highlights from Abrams monologue talk.

This video is Volume One of five -- the rest are also on YouTube.

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