L.A. Times Worker Suspended for Blogging Pressroom Woes

Pressroom worker posted about production problems, Orange County plant restarting

 

Los Angeles Times pressroom worker Ed Padgett says he's been suspended for writing about the production problems that the newspaper had last week.

"I was told I had been warned in the past regarding my blogging, but I was only warned about broadcasting circulation numbers and nothing else," Padgett posted on the pressroom employees' blog. He's waiting to get a call about whether he has been fired. 

Last week, even the Times' news pages covered the paper's massive production failure that led to most readers getting their paper late or not at all — or without the Sports section — on the day after the Lakers won the NBA title. Padgett may have gotten his boss's goat by posting something the paper omitted — that the Orange County pressroom had been hurriedly restarted just days after being closed down as an economy measure.

Read more at L.A. Observed.