dot.LA Hits Delete, Lays Off Entire Staff Amidst Shift to Newsletter Only

Dot.LA, a website that covers the tech and startup scene in Los Angeles, has laid off its entire editorial staff as part of a strategic shift. The company’s CEO, Sam Adams, announced the decision in a letter to the outgoing employees, stating that the company would be “refining our editorial focus to better serve our readers.” The shift will see the company move from broad news coverage to profiling and highlighting tech companies that are shaping the future.

Adams also revealed that he would be stepping back from his day-to-day role at Dot.LA to focus on a new venture in the AI space. The decision to lay off all the writers was not taken lightly, according to Adams, but he believes it is the right one for both him personally and the future of Dot.LA. Despite the layoffs, the company plans to continue publishing a newsletter, although it is unclear how this will operate without any writers or editors.

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dot.LA Hits Delete, Lays Off Entire Staff Amidst Shift to Newsletter Only

The news of the layoffs was confirmed by reporter Samson Amore, who expressed concerns about housing insecurity as a result of the closure. Other media professionals also voiced their concerns and criticisms of the decision on social media. Dot.LA was launched in 2020 by former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.

 

LAStartups.com is a digital lifestyle publication that covers the culture of startups and technology companies in Los Angeles. It is the go-to site for people who want to keep up with what matters in Los Angeles’ tech and startups from those who know the city best.

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