Monday, March 07, 2011

The LA Times, still looking beyond LA (in a good way)

The LA Times has a long history of extensive international coverage. In the last many years, though, amidst the ownership changes and other struggles, the LAT has cut back its staff significantly. And the newsroom has been pushed to make the paper more locally-focused.

Yet despite all of that, the Times still impresses. Looking at today's front page, I was struck by how worldly the paper can still sometimes be. Sure, there's a lot going on internationally right now, and it's also a Monday edition (more a feature day than a breaking news day). But still. The five front page articles today were out of Libya, Japan, Mexico, Sacramento, and Stockton.


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