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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

'Philosophical clash' at LATimes.com

By Kevin Roderick

James Rainey's staff story on today's shakeup at the Times website reveals some behind-the-scenes details on the internal tension over how best to move the LAT toward a higher and smarter web presence. He quotes from the report of last year's so-called Spring Street Project — first known, mostly sneeringly, as the Manhattan Project — and discloses a disagreement between the website's top two executives. Editor James O'Shea also has harsh words for the Times' work on the web and announces a crash training effort to get reporters and editors attuned to the faster news cycles of online journalism.

Continue reading more from James Rainey and remarks by Los Angeles Times Editor James E. O'Shea to Times staff here.

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