Campus News

On the firing line

In a New York Times article about the editor of the Los Angeles Times defying orders from Tribune Company executives to fire staff members, Conrad Fink, a professor of journalism at UGA, weighed in on the company’s dilemma. “Tribune is in a box. Their instinct probably was to immediately fire both the publisher and the editor and for some reason they hesitated, and now the staff has signed a petition and they would be out in the streets with placards in 30 seconds,” he said. “But all reason in management practice would say the publisher and editor must go.”