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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tours of Pressroom by Employees Now Banned


On Tuesday June 3, 2008 Paul Gillin from Newspaper Death Watch happened to be in the Los Angeles area for business, and requested a personal tour, which I naturally agreed to. I was told to keep Mr. Gillin in the cafeteria because the pressroom is such a dangerous place for outsiders to visit, even though the presses were idle this particular day.

Mr. Gillin wrote a very nice article about his visit to the Los Angeles Times, which can be read
here.

After two verbal reprimands, I assumed this matter was closed until my crew foreman delivered the memo below to me this morning. John Walker’s memo is in verbatim.


From: Walker, John
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:26 PM
To:
Subject: Tours

All,

Just a reminder. If any of you should be asked by any of our personnel if they can give a tour the answer is no. They need to be directed to Mr. Darrell Kunitoni he can be reached at Ext. 73178. He is the person responsible for the scheduling of any tours.

John Walker
Olympic Pressroom Manager
Los Angeles Times

2 comments:

visitor said...

Scheduling those will be a neat trick, seeing as Darrell took the buyout back in March.

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/03/initial_lat_buyout_list_1.php

Ed Padgett said...

David Hiller canceled Darrell’s termination at the twelfth hour, so we still continue to have one tour guide on staff at the Los Angeles Times.