Turnover seems to be fairly constant in the small L.A. Business Journal newsroom, by most accounts a challenging place to work. The latest movement involves James Nash, hired out of the Daily News City Hall bureau in February to cover the media. (He had almost left town then for a reporting job in Ohio.) He recently added a weekly media column, but now the Business Journal has posted a want ad at Mediabistro looking for a replacement on the beat.
The award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal has an opening for an enterprising and ambitious reporter to cover media and entertainment. This would mostly include local TV, radio and newspapers -- as well as some coverage of the studios, post-production houses and guilds. Experience in some or all of these beat areas is strongly preferred. The Business Journal is a high-energy environment where the standards and expectations are routinely high. It is also a place where strong journalists shine.
An emailer sends gossip that his colleagues already feted Nash with drinks to celebrate (or commiserate on) his departure. Email sent to Nash and LABJ editor Mark Lacter seeking further details.
* Nash replies: The Ohio job came back up and looked better this time: "Iím starting Oct. 3 as a reporter covering state government in Ohio for The Columbus Dispatch." 4:55 p.m.