Tribune Publishing Pres Axes Times Publisher

A few weeks ago, LAT Publisher Jeffrey M. Johnson was asked by the new owners of the times to make some staff cuts to save them a few bucks. He refused and now has has been removed from his position by Tribune Publishing President Scott C. Smith and his replacement will be the publisher of the Chicago Tribune, David Hiller. He will be the 12th publisher of the Times in 125 years. I am guessing we will see a mass exodus of high level staff from the Times over this.