The L.A. Times’ lead web editor, Meredith Artley, is leaving the paper to become the managing editor at cnn.com, the Observer has learned.
Ms. Artley is yet another high profile departure for the newspaper in just the last few weeks. The L.A. Times‘ online entertainment editor, Richard Rushfield, recently left for Gawker. Kate Read More
A democracy cannot function without a free press.
O.K., we know that, and you probably can’t see another word about it. The point of what follows is practical. We’re in this unbelievable business morass, an indescribable battlefield. How do we get out of it?
Contributing to this catastrophe has been newspapers’ stubborn refusal Read More
Los Angeles Times staffers have not been blessed with the same good news that the New York Times newsroom received today.
As rumored, Russ Stanton, editor of The Los Angeles Times, announced this morning that 75 people are being laid off. It’s the third round of job cuts for the paper this Read More
As warned, The Los Angeles Times has completed its redesign.
And it is much less splashy than The Chicago Tribune’s was.
It’s a point that Lee Abrams, the chief innovation director for Tribune, mentioned in a memo to his staffers. "It will be quite a bit less dramatic than our other Read More
Can it get any worse for The Los Angeles Times?
In a year when the paper has cut far more editorial staffers than any paper in the country, it appears the’re not quite done yet.
Keven Roderick at LA Observed is reporting that more job cuts are on the way, and the number Read More
Since The Los Angeles Times decided to lay off 135 people—100+ people for the second time this year—its PR brass has been trying to distract the media with other, happier news. Yesterday, with a nice link from Romenesko, the Times announced that it had its biggest Web-traffic month ever with 127 million Read More
The L.A. Times’ publisher David Hiller is out.
Here’s the memo from Randy Michaels:
I want to let you know that David Hiller has decided to step down as publisher of The Los Angeles Times,
effective immediately. David took over as publisher in October 2006, during a difficult period for the newspaper and has Read More
The writing has been all the wall for weeks and now the carnage has been unleashed: the L.A. Times is cutting loose 150 newsroom positions, and 250 overall. Pink slips come by Labor Day. This news comes only a few months after the paper let go 36 newsroom jobs through buyouts, and puts Read More
Six days ago, L.A. Times editor Russ Stanton that the newsroom will surrender control of the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the business side of the paper.
The way the story portrays it–Perez-Pena says that Stanton declined to comment for the story–Stanton was completely unaware that this was going down. He didn’t know he Read More
Russ Stanton got his job as chief editor of the L.A. Times because he was the golden child of the internet, a guy who could bring the paper into the future. And with Mediabistro, he talks about that future and how no newspaper will be involved at all!
For us, I think Read More