Tim Rutten on 'Which Way, L.A.?'

The veteran LAT columnist talks to Warren Olney about being laid off on Wednesday (along with a dozen or so others), and how the paper has changed over the years. Airtime is 7, and the segment will also be on kcrw.com. Meanwhile, arts writer Scott Timberg, who was let go by the Times three years ago, reflects on the experience. From his blog:

To the people who fire you, you are a number on a spreadsheet. If you still work at the Times -- and I have many friends left at what is still, most days, quite a good paper -- please protect yourself. Take it from me: No amount of good evaluations, no apparent love and support from your editors will save you. And my best wishes to those who are starting out on the dark adventure I've been on for almost three years now. Good luck -- you will need it.

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