Publisher replies on Distinction


In e-mail, Distinction publisher Jane Dalea-Kahn takes exception to yesterday's post on the magazine, and confirms that another editor (at least the third see below) has taken over.

Get your facts straight. DISTINCTION is a first-rate, national quality, editorially-driven magazine, not an 'ad vehicle' as some may like to believe. It's a part of Angeles Publications - a division of Tribune Media Los Angeles, not the LA Times Advertising Department. Our Acting Editor is Gary Walther - a seasoned magazine pro with years of editorial experience under his belt.

Distinction is a member of ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) and the editorial staff adheres to the highest magazine journalism standards. Unlike some of the other local mags in town, DISTINCTION does not write fawning articles about advertisers as a 'thank you' for advertising - why not do some fact-finding and write something about those local mags giving free edit for ads around town? Now THAT would be an interesting story.

Yes it would!

(I'm advised that Wrather, who signed this issue's "Letter from the Editor," is not yet the magazine's editor-in-chief. Although Creative Director Joseph Shuldiner and Executive Editor Emili Vesilind are listed atop the masthead, neither has actually been the Editor of the magazine.)

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