According to an internal memo from new publisher Eddy Hartenstein, the Los Angeles Times Business section beginning March 2nd will be “enhanced by bringing back the ‘Company Town’ feature, which will serve as the anchor for our ‘business of entertainment’ coverage”. And it’s now official that Calendar’s “deadlines to be pushed deep into the evening (aka ‘second-daily’), allowing us to make our primary space for entertainment coverage more news-driven. This will enrich this current ‘must read’ section even further, enabling us to add features such as overnight reviews.” But who’s gonna staff both showbiz sections? Also announced were 300 more layoffs coming, 70 of them newsroom positions. (See my previous, Late Night Deadlines For LAT’s Calendar?)
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