LAT and Chicago Trib merge foreign staffs

The LA Times and the Chicago Tribune are merging their foreign coverage. “The joint operation will be run from Los Angeles, where the bulk of the editing staff is currently based, in consultation with editors in Chicago and across the Tribune family. The staff will consist of L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune correspondents, strategically based around the world, who will emphasize original reporting delivered in a unique voice for print and online audiences.”

LAT Observed, a local blog, is watching the merger and and produces this list of the LA Times foreign staff roster – interesting to a former foreign editor. It is a substantial list. I was wondering what was odd about it and then realised – no US correspondents. Obviously. Duh.

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