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More Layoffs at the LA Times

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The gauntlet has dropped again. After a few exit announcements that were noted yesterday, former LAist Contributing Editor Elina Shatkin today tweeted "can now add 'former Los Angeles Times staff writer to my resume.' I was laid off this morning." Shatkin, the amazing and brilliant writer that she is, had graced the Times' food and entertainment sections.

Seemingly shocked, fellow Times reporter Chris Barton reacted on Twitter: "layoffs at the LAT, baffling, short-sighted decisions all over."

A number of LA Times employees are expected to be laid off this week. Names of others will likely leak out as the day and week go on. Public relations consultant Laura Stegman has been tracking exits from the last week.