Readers' Representative Journal

A conversation on newsroom ethics and standards

« Previous Post | Readers' Representative Journal Home | Next Post »

Friday editions delayed, incomplete

June 18, 2010 |  4:50 pm

The day after the Lakers win the NBA championship is an especially bad day for readers to not receive their newspaper.

As the LA Now blog reported earlier, serious pressroom problems overnight resulted in late delivery of Friday's paper. And many papers that were delivered were missing the Sports and LATExtra sections.

A memo from Barbara Thomas, the newsroom’s production director, said papers didn’t reach the distribution centers until about 5 a.m. -- the time that papers usually begin landing on driveways.

Publisher Eddy Hartenstein said in a statement that 95% of papers had been delivered by 9:45 a.m. As of 1 p.m., some readers in Orange County were still awaiting replacement papers that contained LATExtra and Sports.

Comments 

Advertisement










Video