Monday, October 27, 2014

Los Angeles Times California Section new deadlines

Subject: Handling late news on Wednesdays through Fridays

With the phaseout of LATExtra and the launch of the California section, we are changing how we handle late-breaking non-California news on Wednesdays through Fridays, when Section A closes early.
Such stories will fall into three general categories:
Planned major events: For a presidential address to the nation, for example, or similar significant stories that we know about in advance, we’ll have the option of wrapping California with a section front labeled Times Extra. We can go up two pages or four as needed, subject to Davan’s or Marc’s approval.
Unplanned major events: A natural disaster, big news from a distant war theater and similar significant breaking stories can also be handled with a wrap around California. Generally speaking, we can authorize such a go-up until about 8:30 p.m.
We foresee using the wrap option very rarely.
Other news events: For the vast majority of late stories from the Foreign, National, Biz and Calendar desks that miss the Section A deadline and lack a compelling California angle, we’ll ask you to publish online only and come back in print the next day as needed. We can generally replate Section A until about 6:30, so that is another option.

Please reach out to me or to Davan, Marc and Scott with any questions. Thanks.

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