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Along with melding its print and online reporting staffs and a redesign of the paper, Tribune Company is going to be significantly downsizing the Los Angeles Times staff. Per the WSJ: "Tribune Co.'s largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, plans to cut about 250 jobs, including 17% of its news staff, as part of the newly private media company's mandate to slash costs," for a total of 150 of 840 positions eliminated from the editorial staff and 100 circulation, marketing and other non-news positions. Further, the paper "will reduce the number of pages it publishes each week by 15%, the paper's editor Russ Stanton said in a memo released Wednesday." [WSJ]