Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Extra, read all about it

I was astonished this morning to see a new section in my Los Angeles Times. The paper has been killing sections left and right the past five years or so (including the “Outdoors” section, which featured superb writing and great features). But there it is:  The LATextra section, devoted to “late-breaking” news that comes in after the rest of the paper has been put to bed. That’s what it says, anyway, although I couldn’t quite figure out when I glanced at it how this would work:  the rest of the paper carries news in the relevant sections, and then this new section just adds up to… miscellaneous?

But actually, none of that matters. The section wasn’t launched to cover newer news. Turns out it’s another cost-cutting measure.

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