The LA Times cuts Jesus Sanchez

“And_then_there_were_none With so many good people leaving the paper, it seems unfair to single anyone out. But readers of this blog have come to know Jesus Sanchez, to seek him out for his sly and dry wit, his knowledge of the city where he was born, and his uncanny ability to find and tell the quietly great story. It would be wrong to have his photo vanish from this page without letting you know Jesus has been laid off. “  Veronique de Turenne, LA Now, LA Times, Thank you Jesus.  July 15

It to me is amazing in regards to who is staying and who is going, this is a sad time for LA print media.



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9 thoughts on “The LA Times cuts Jesus Sanchez

  1. Oh, that’s horrible! They need folks who know Los Angeles well and he seemed to be one of them. The other day I was talking about the LA Times when this old guy wisecracked “You mean the Chicago Times?” For sure, old man.

  2. it is a sad time for print media. I never met Jesus but I feel for him because he came through ELAC and he was part of the school newspaper, which I’m currently involved with. It’s getting tight every where.

  3. According to his bio he is from LA, went to East LA college and later CSULB. Why cut this guy? Why cut anyone from editorial? I would really like to know the formula for being able to stay at the LA Times. I don’t think they want anyone who knows LA well, because that would take away from the press releasey biasy bs they have been publishing as of late.

  4. That really sucks for him
    but like Random Hero said print media is having a hard time it is not the good old days of
    “Citizen Kane” the paper is the last of a dying breed…

  5. The problem is the economy and that “old media” of which newspapers and magazines are a part of has been having a downward trend in readership and advertising revenue.

    It is the “new media” like internet blogs,ipod,podcasts,iphone,mp3 players etc that has been beginning to take a larger slice of the consumer.
    I like the internet and the “new media” but i also still like and rely on several “old media” like newspapers (the LA Times, and even then I only buy the Sunday edition). Alot of my friends and acquaintances don’t read newspapers or magazines or even books anymore and im only 34 yrs old.
    In the last couple of years and more recently we have lost several magazines.
    I cut my magazine subscriptions in 1/2 due to my spending and keeping myself within my budget.
    I still subscribe to Los Angeles magazine, Details,Vanity Fair,GQ and Men’s Vogue,yeah im a gay latino male :).
    Everything is a business and it boils down to economics.
    Duele decirlo pero es la verdad.
    Im glad Steve Lopez is still at the LA Times.

  6. While I understand about the economy. I’m not ready to accept that as the only reason. Business and the gov’t doesn’t like being criticized.

    Sam Zell owns the LA Times, but what is he at his core? A business man.

    Who usually busts businessmen and politicians doing crappy things, reporters.

    Now you have the blogosphere, some of the biggest (nonpolitical, nonconfrotational) blogs are owned by people in what industry? Marketing, who do marketers work for, business people.

    So what I’m thinking is they want to get rid of all of the reporters and replace them with yes happy men (pr people who get little pay.) The kind of people who talk about food, bars, boobies, how the economy is not really bad and that sexism, racism and all isms are in the past and you need to all be happy and not be so negative.

    In an economy going down the tubes why would shifty business men want print media to survive. Print media’s job is to tell the story and put out information, so the public can make informed decisions.

    What if someone got a look at certain business’ books?

    Politicians have some good bloggers out there being critical, business people, not so much and business people are way more dirty than any politician could ever dream of being.

    While bloggers are great, most bloggers cut and paste, circle jerk, and talk about themselves, so no chance of anyone busting or thinking critically on anything outside their own little world. I am of course included in this.

    Of course the reporters at the LA Times many of them had stop asking the tough questions, but I am assuming that was out of fear and to be fair they have a legitimate reason to be afraid.

    So yeah it could be the economy, but it might be something else.

  7. Sam Zell “the businessman” who sunk his own ship by buying the wrong companies at the wrong time for too muuh – and now our democracy has to pay for it? That Sam Zell?

    One upshot of Sam Zell’s investment cock up is that the local papers in my area are actually able to sell more ads now and are getting fatter and more numerous by the quarter.

    Too bad they are all semi-pro papers with really crappy editorials and blatant plugs for ad buyers. It’s a sad world, eh?

  8. Yes the one bright spot for is that community smaller papers are doing ok.

    I read about that I think in Editor and Publisher.

    Too bad they are kiss ass adwells.

  9. Zell borrowed $8 BILLION to buy Tribune. That’s what this is about – paying off a loan he can’t afford.

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