The Kinseygram, the L.A. Times blog by Calendar editor Kinsey Lowe that offered a morning roundup of entertainment news, has been quietly killed and the evidence obliterated from the LAT website. Lowe took the buyout. That still leaves the paper with 22 blogs, not counting School Me, still shown on the master list even though the page is blank and its writers have left the paper. Janine Kahn blogs at the OC Weekly today about her old haunt. Meanwhile, still to be announced is what happens to Political Muscle — to my mind one of the paper's few successful blogs in terms of impact — when Bob Salladay leaves the Sacramento bureau (I assume on Friday.)
The very modest going away soiree for departing Times staffers is tomorrow:
From: Wolinsky, Leo
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:26 PM
We will have a gathering tomorrow (Thursday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Norman Chandler Pavilion (6th Floor) to honor those who are leaving The Times. Please come by and have a glass of wine to wish our colleagues good luck.
Wolinsky is one of the managing editors.