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Los Angeles Times, Britney Spears Offer Case Studies In Media Management!

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 8, 2006

Surely it’s entirely coincidental that Britney Spears and the Los Angeles Times (and by extension Tribune Co.) both essentially buried bad news by putting it out there yesterday.

I mean, why else would they do it? It’s not like there was an election going on or anything.


[protracted coughing]

[really severe, protracted, rib-dislocating coughing]

In the Times’ case, the news about the departure of editor Dean Baquet works on multiple levels. Not only was much of the bandwidth of the national media—which has avidly jumped all over the the ‘unrest at the Los Angeles Times’ narrative—fully taken up with the election to pay much heed, the same was true for much of its own newsroom.

Reader Comments


November 8, 2006 10:35 AM

As a longtime journalist, I can tell you that it's always a good tactic: announce bad news on days when the whole world is paying attention to something else. I worked at Harvard University when they knocked down a much beloved building in Harvard Square. When did they do it? Christmas Day.

Britta Capkinoglu

November 17, 2006 8:41 AM

Hallo ich möchte gerne britney spears helfen. Ich habe Jahrelange erfahrung in Zukunfts deutungen. Und würde mich freuen ihr mit meinem rat zur seite zu stehen.Ich würde mich seh darüber freuen wenn sie ihr meine E-mail adresse geben würden.Dieses ist keines falls mit irgendwelchen Kosten verbunden dieses handelt sich um ein Seriöses angebot was auch seriös behandelt wird. Ich verbleibe mit freundlichen Grüßen B.Capkinoglu

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