Wow, why can't this stuff happen on days when there's no news? In an news shocking only for its lack of predictability, LAT Editor Dean Baquet is
stepping down under pressure from the newspaper's owner, Tribune Co., people familiar with the situation said. Mr. Baquet is departing a month after Tribune ousted the newspaper's publisher, Jeff Johnson, and replaced him with David D. Hiller, then the publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Weeks earlier, both Mr. Baquet and Mr. Johnson had publicly resisted pressure from Tribune management to make a new round of job cuts.