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'LA Times' Slices 10% of News Staff

  • Reuters, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:30 AM

The plans to cut 75 jobs, or 10% of its news staff, in its second round of news layoffs this year. The paper made comparable cuts on its business side last week.

At the same time, the LAT's debt-laden parent company Tribune is reportedly thinking about buying or partnering with the Orange County Register, which is also located in Southern California. The Tribune is considering combining some of the production and distribution operations at the two newspapers.

New industry figures show the Times' average weekday circulation fell 5.6% for the six-month period ending September 30, compared with last year.

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