Resignation Of Tribune Co. Innovation Guru Lee Abrams Inspires Cheers In Los Angeles Times Newsroom
Lee Abrams' classic memos to employees of the Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times and KTLA, are some of the most brilliant we've ever seen when it comes to making content "pop."
When news hit Times staffers Friday that Abrams, a former radio industry guru who was the company's "chief innovation officer," resigned over a memo that included a spoof-newscast video of nude women titled "Sluts," there were cheers in the newsroom, according to a tweet by New York Observer writer John Koblin:
"LA times staffer tells me there was 'applause and cheers when the message hit everyone's in-boxes here.'"
We're bummed. Frankly Abrams provided some of the most entertaining content to come out of Tribune, gems such as:
"Imagine Newspaper CONTENT is a major artist. Currently they are performing in a old but reliable venue. What happens if the artist (Content) moves into a new super venue? Fans will love it--the music (content) will sound clearer...better seats...etc...If you create anew venue (look) and you do it RIGHT, people will love it."
And who could forget:
Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 7:30pm
UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball vs. University of Michigan Men's Basketball
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 5:00pm
Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Austin Spurs
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 6:30pm
How will the Times soldier on without his genius?
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