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“We have to make difficult decisions . . . It’s a balancing act every day”

The Los Angeles Times Sports department, like other newspapers around the nation, has undergone reductions in recent years, and in a recent "conversation on newsroom ethics and standards," Sports Editor Mike James addressed those cutbacks, and the difficult coverage decisions that result: "Because our staff, space in the paper and resources are so much smaller than they used to be, we simply can no longer cover everything the way we once did. Consequently, we have to make the difficult decisions every day on what events and sports we do cover and those that we can’t. . . . It’s a balancing act every day. I won’t say all our choices are always correct, but I’ll say that they are all made after careful consideration."
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