The L.A. Times some time ago reassigned veteran editors to make sure staff-written pieces flow to the LATimes.com website earlier in the day, and it shows on the site today. There are two stories up on the naming of Bill Keller to run the New York Times -- a Josh Getlin news story and a "Regarding Media" column in which Tim Rutten concludes that either Howell Raines was lying to Charles Rose about his forced resignation, or Arthur Sulzberger Jr. let the NYT lie when it told its readers that Raines and #2 Gerald Boyd left voluntarily. (He also praises Mickey Kaus' take on the Raines performance.)
Tomorrow's Patrick Goldstein and Robert Hilburn columns are also up, along with TV pieces by Brian Lowry and Samantha Bonar, a Maura Dolan report from the state supreme court and two Washington bureau stories. It's not tomorrow's newspaper today -- there are only wires on the Dodgers signing 44-year-old Rickey Henderson to play left field, and most LAT stories still do not get posted until after the "home edition" closes around 1 a.m. But the site is a lot more timely than it was a couple of months ago.