L.A. Times Shifts Focus, Combines Print and Web Operations

january 25, 2007  07:43 pm
According to a report in the Times, newly installed editor James O'Shea underscored the importance of creating "savvy multimedia journalists" in a gathering of employees yesterday, where he announced the creation of a new position, editor for innovation, and the launch of crash-course "Internet 101" training for editors, reporters and photographers. Nevertheless, O'Shea emphasized that gains in online advertising dollars haven't been enough to offset the loss of print revenues: "For every $2 we lost, we are recouping only about $1." Presently, the Times' Web operation has 18 employees, compared to the Washington Post's 200, and 50 at the New York Times.