As Liz reported last week, the LA Times Book Review has become the latest victim of the LA Times’s bottom-line-eyed streamlining. The storied book review will now be replaced with “a smaller number of pages appended to the Calendar section.”
Steve Wasserman, a former LAT Book Review editor and a passionate advocate of thoughtful, longform book reviews, will be a guest on tonight’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Wasserman will discuss, with Jeff Brown and BookSquare.com founder Kassia Krozser, the state of the modern book review—both in print and online.
Read Wasserman’s September/October cover story, “Goodbye to All That,” here.Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.