Some reporters and others on the staff of the New York Times Washington bureau held a silent labor protest against management the other day. They lined up for a photo on the steps outside the bureau, which is interesting in LA only because it lets the West Coast catch up on old friends and ex-colleagues.
In the photo above, snagged from Jim Romenesko's site, the two guys in the back row are both former Los Angeles Times staff writers: James Risen is the taller one, John Broder the less tall one. The row in front of them includes (blue shirt on left, not the guy in the hat) Ed Wyatt, a former reporter in the NYT's Los Angeles bureau. And in the front row, the two women who are clearly visible on the first step are Sheryl Stolberg, the former LA Times writer (in the pink scarf and camel coat) and Jennifer Steinhauer, who used to be the NYT's bureau chief in Los Angeles.