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While the LAT cuts in DC...

The Washington Post is doubling the size of its White House beat and including a web person, "The Fix" online columnist Chris Cillizza. Romenesko

Meanwhile, today's naming of Cissy Baker — whose Republican Party ties include that she's the daughter of former Tennessee senator Howard Baker — to oversee Tribune Company news operations in Washington is raising eyebrows there and here. Today's moves at the L.A. Times former Washington bureau also spurred at least one subscriber cancellation. Adam Willens emails:

Dear Friends,

I officially canceled my subscription to the Los Angeles Times today. It was a decision Renata and I had been mulling over for several months.

The last straw was the Times' recent announcement that they plan to gut their once-renowned Washington bureau, and put the few remaining editors and reporters under Chicago Tribune control. Longtime LAT bureau chief Doyle McManus has been demoted to Op Ed columnist.

This will be the first time in my life that I won't be receiving a daily newspaper.

Adding insult to injury: When I called the Times, the customer service representative asked me my reason for canceling so she could note it on her computer. When I told her, she said she had never heard the word "bureau" before and asked me how to spell it.

- Adam

Final blow of the day: Former L.A. Times correspondent Alissa Rubin has been named Baghdad bureau chief...for the New York Times, says the New York Observer.



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