LAT — What They’re Doing Right

happytimes.jpgWe’ve already told you what they hate. Today our FBLA poll of LAT readers (and non-readers) continues with a highlight of what people say are the best sections in the paper.

The top two favorite sections were Business and Calendar, with “None” tying for third with Sports. Real Estate and Op/Ed came in at a close fourth.

Mostly people said they either read the sections they needed to read for their blogs/work or they read the sections that told them the most about the richest people in L.A.

Which gives us another institution-saving idea: Maybe one of the interested billionaires could start a subscription-based personal blog. How good is Burkle at haikus?


Chris Farnsworth, screenwriter and Business Section reader: “I’m continually surprised how much news is coming from this section that should have come out of the entertainment or local news teams.

“Maybe it’s more a reflection on me, but the dominant money-makers in L.A. — entertainment, real estate and tech — seem to be the dominant areas of interest for a lot of people. I don’t think this is just rich Westsiders, either. Everyone wants to know how they’re going to afford a house, or if they have one, how they’re going to afford their mortgage and property taxes. Everyone wants to know what the celebs are up to, and what did well at the box office. And everyone wants to know what cool gadgets and inventions are coming.

“L.A. is the center of the universe for all three of those areas, and the biz section’s coverage of them should be moved to the front page a lot more often.”

Lynn Hasty and Ande Dagan both turn to Calendar first.

Brent C. Dickerson, California reader: “This has interesting but less-prominent local news which because of its lesser prominence often hasn’t been covered to death by broadcast news.”

Earlier:

FBLA Asks The Hard Question: Least Favorite LAT Section?
The Votes Are In