The battle became even more interesting yesterday when publisher Jeffrey M. Johnson resigned at the request of Scott Smith, president of Tribune's Publishing division, which owns the Times. The change comes three weeks after Johnson publicly refused to job cuts proposed by corporate management. This latest development adds another layer to the ongoing struggles of the industry. It'll also be interesting to see what the fate of editor Dean Baquet, who has also publicly refused cuts, will be.
Here's a link to a New York Times article on Johnson's departure.