Morning Brief — Wednesday, October 29
We’ve been hearing about staff cuts at The Los Angeles Times for a while now. Liz from The Penguin Press reports passed on an article from Variety with some details. Unfortunately (although perhaps not surprisingly) the cuts affect a number of writers who cover books: Lynell George, Scott Timberg and Veronique de Turenne.
Liz and Shannon from Viking Penguin both passed on the news that the Christian Science Monitor will publish exclusively online. The New York Observer reports that the last print edition will appear April 1, 2009.
Massive cuts also at McGraw Hill (which publishes Business Week, among other titles), Time Inc. and The Newark-Star Ledger. I haven’t yet seen names of departing writers, but I’m guessing this doesn’t bode well for book coverage.