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'L.A. Times' Publisher Fired by Tribune Company

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'L.A. Times' Publisher Fired by Tribune Company

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'L.A. Times' Publisher Fired by Tribune Company

'L.A. Times' Publisher Fired by Tribune Company

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Jeffrey Johnson, publisher of The Los Angeles Times, has been fired after refusing to make job cuts ordered by the paper's Illinois-based owner, Tribune Company. The cutbacks have caught the attention of a newspaper industry that has been under pressure to make cutbacks in an age of multimedia competition.