Here comes the new boss; same as the old boss: Los Angeles Times to change owners.

Not surprising that it will be shed; it is a dysfunctional newspaper in tumultuous times. New owners usually mean troubles ahead: this sort of musical owners is nothing new to the industry, with each owner being worse than the one before it. It is once remove from the original owner, and the vision of what it should be becomes blurry over time.

There may be a sigh of relief in some quarter, but I am not holding my breath...