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Today on Kevin Roderick's weekly LA Observed spot on KCRW, he talks up the latest lay offs at the LA Times. In addition to "the paper also began saying goodbye to 150 editors, reporters, designers, photographers and other journalists." The publisher was also fired.

And that's not all as Roderick predicts that this was not the end of it: "the cruel truth is that this week was probably just a mid-step on the way to a Los Angeles Times you have even less reason to read. In print or on the Web. With less ability to penetrate deeply on much of anything. It's especially galling because the Times once had such lofty aspirations, and for another key reason. The Times sits at the top of the news food chain in LA. What it doesn't report, the TV stations and the smaller papers usually don't report either. And that's just scary."

Earlier this morning, we found a blogger that is reaching out to find what journalists are doing after leaving the Times. She believes there is life after institutional death, if that actually happens.

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