Looking to explain coming editorial staff cuts at the L.A. Times, Tribune Co. chief operating officer Randy Michaels yesterday told Variety‘s Cynthia Littleton that “the average journalist in Hartford or Baltimore does over 300 pages a year. [And we have found that] you can eliminate a fair number of people while [not] eliminating very much content. We think we have a way to right-size the papers and significantly reduce our costs.”
I wonder what the average output is for internet columnists? You probably can’t measure it in “pages” (well, maybe) but I’ll bet it beats “over 300 pages a year” all to hell.