Los Angeles Times fires climate reporter at work in Arctic

Just when you think the Los Angeles Times can't stoop any lower…they fire their climate change reporter while she's on a story in the Arctic. Yes, while camping in the snow. Believe it or don't. 

Here's how Margot Roosevelt relayed the story, from her farewell to her colleagues, via the LA Observer:

It was a strange place to get an email with the news of my lay-off: An Alaska field station 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle where the sun doesn’t set in July. I was about to get on a helicopter (thanks to a two-week science journalism grant) with biologists who study how arctic fire is changing earth’s climate. Been sleeping in a cold tent, fending off mosquito swarms and happily roaming over moss-green tundra, the lavender peaks of the Brooks Range in the distance.  

She was one of a dozen or so staffers laid off, including virtually the entire remaining book staff, and Mark Heisler, who had been covering the NBA for the paper for the last twenty-five years, and was widely considered the best writer on the Association. 

Unbelieveable. Nice graphic from The Wrap, though: 


Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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