Daily News re-lowers sights on the Valley

David Kronke, who covered television for the Daily News and wrote the paper's Mayor of Television blog, posted his final item today and said to watch for the launch of He was laid off today. Editor Carolina Garcia apparently told an SPJ audience this week that "we can't cut fast enough" to keep up with falling revenues and said the paper is "truly in survival mode." According to former LANG staffer Gary Scott, Garcia said coverage will be focused almost exclusively on the San Fernando Valley, which would be a return to the coverage model that predated Dean Singleton's ownership and even the rechristening of the old (and notoriously lousy) Valley News & Green Sheet as the Daily News of Los Angeles. Garcia also apparently said that the Daily News can no longer afford to keep music and film critics, per Scott.

Add Scott: He is a producer for Warren Olney at KCRW and this afternoon on "To The Point" the show has a discussion about the future of news with Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of Time Magazine; Joel Kramer, editor and CEO of and former editor of the Star Tribune; Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at New York University; and Rick Edmonds, former managing editor of the St. Petersburg Times. Link Rosen was also my guest on Politics of Culture last year.

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