Up Against a Saint and a Dead Man

By James O’Shea

James O’Shea, spring 2009 fellow, recounts his experience leading the Los Angeles Times from 2006 to 2008, through a period of turmoil, budget cuts, struggling circulation and layoffs. This paper resulted in the book The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers.

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