Friday, May 01, 2009
Tony Jackson Canned
If this is true, what will the LANG and Register do for Dodgers coverage?
Update: Commenters in what appears to be his final blog post claim this was mentioned in last night's segment of the postgame Dodger Talk show.
Terrible, terrible news. Tony Jackson was invaluable. I know he just bought a house near the Dodgers new facility in Phoenix; best of luck to you, Tony.
Update 3: In related commentary, two writers from the Baltimore Sun and a photographer were laid off during Wednesday's game with the Angels. They found out about the layoff by phone.
Update 4: The one I've been waiting for, Jon Weisman:
I don't think there's any doubt that individual readers has more information about the Dodgers than they did 10 years ago. Then, you had access to only game stories and notebooks published once a day; now, there is a constant stream of rich information and analysis. I think we're well past the point of relying only on the reporter in the clubhouse. Nevertheless, you still need that reporter. [emphasis mine -- RLM]Kevin Roderick also provides a link to a scanty sportsjournalists.com discussion thread.