The Los Angeles Times notified subscribers Monday that it is temporarily combining several of its newspaper sections, noting that most of its advertisers are unable to continue advertising.
In a letter emailed to readers, company executives noted that the work schedules at its printing and distribution facilities were being adjusted as the company takes additional precautions to ensure the health and safety of its workforce.
“With so many businesses in the region and around the world dealing with this crisis, most of our advertisers are unable to continue advertising, which makes your subscription and support of our journalism more important than ever,” the newspaper’s president and chief operating officer, Chris Argentieri, and executive editor Norman Pearlstine wrote in the letter.
The temporary changes include:
— in weekday papers: the main news and business sections being combined; California and sports sections being combined, with the Calendar remaining a stand-alone section;
— in Saturday papers: the main news and business sections being combined; California; sports; and the Saturday section with the newspaper’s lifestyle coverage; and
— in Sunday newspapers: the main news and business sections; California and sports; food; and Calendar and Arts & Books combined.