Former LAT Editor John Carroll has been invited to spend a semester at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. There's a good chance it will turn into a year-long gig as a Knight Visiting Lecturer, says Mark Jurkowitz at the Boston Phoenix (via Romenesko.) Carroll was headed to Harvard as curator of the Nieman Foundation before he took the Times job in 2000.
On a related note, I'm serving as moderator in a conversation with Carroll's successor, Dean Baquet, for Zócalo tomorrow night. It starts at 7 pm at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo and will be recorded by C-SPAN. Reservations are required through Zócalo. If anyone has a question for the new editor of the Los Angeles Times, email it along.