Richard Core, editor of the L.A. Times website since 2000, had his position eliminated Friday. He had worked at LATimes.com since its inception in 1996. It appears to be the rest of the story following the October 5 appointment of a veteran print editor out of the Times newsroom, Joel Sappell, as executive editor of the website. A brief note to the staff announcing Core's departure follows from Robertson Barrett, the site's general manager.
From: Barrett, Rob
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 10:26 AM
Subject: Richard Core
I wanted to let everyone know that Richard Core will be leaving our staff, effective today, due to elimination of his position.
I feel that we need to continue to evolve our management structure in Interactive to meet new challenges, and that we need a different configuration to manage editorial in latimes.com and other sites. Joel Sappell and I will work together on this.
We're offering Richard appropriate assistance with his transition and wish him well. I'm grateful for his contribution to latimes.com and the Times.
Dan Gaines will temporarily assume day-to-day responsibility for breaking news under Joel, who starts officially in the new role of Executive Editor on Monday.
General Manager, Interactive
Los Angeles Times