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LA Times publishing company rejects Gannett's takeover offer, what's next for the paper?




LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23:  A flag flies half-staff on top of the Los Angeles Times building April 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The Times announced today that it will offer voluntary buyouts in an effort to cut its staff of 2,625 by up to 150. Up to about 70 of those jobs would be in the newsroom, dropping the news staff to about 850. When the Tribune Co. bought the newspaper in 2000, there were 1,200 employed on the news side. Last fall, publisher Jeffrey M. Johnson and then Editor Dean Baquet were forced from the paper for fighting against cuts in the newsroom and arguing that a reduction of reporters and editors would hurt the quality of the paper, a belief contrary to that of Tribune executives.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: A flag flies half-staff on top of the Los Angeles Times building April 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The Times announced today that it will offer voluntary buyouts in an effort to cut its staff of 2,625 by up to 150. Up to about 70 of those jobs would be in the newsroom, dropping the news staff to about 850. When the Tribune Co. bought the newspaper in 2000, there were 1,200 employed on the news side. Last fall, publisher Jeffrey M. Johnson and then Editor Dean Baquet were forced from the paper for fighting against cuts in the newsroom and arguing that a reduction of reporters and editors would hurt the quality of the paper, a belief contrary to that of Tribune executives. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Big news concerning the L.A. Times.

The paper's owner, Tribune Publishing, has rejected a generous takeover offer from Gannett and now Tribune says it wants big changes at the Times, including a major international expansion.

For more on what happened and what's next for Tribune, media analyst Ken Doctor of Newsonomics, joined the show.

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