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Weekend media shorts

Couple of bad links fixed

  • Sports columnist Paul Oberjuerge, science writer Elise Kleeman and former LAT editor Wes Hughes are among the staffers out of jobs in this week's round of cuts at the SoCal Singleton papers, according to Gary Scott.
  • The toll Friday at Singleton's San Jose Mercury was 20 newsroom jobs and a total of 50 paper-wide lost through buyouts and layoffs.Pam Moreland Stephen R. Trousdale, formerly an editor here at the Daily Journal and Daily Breeze, moves up to Business Editor. Assistant managing editor Pam Moreland, a former LAT and Herald Examiner writer, took the buyout to join Silicon Valley startup Golden Wheel Communications.
  • The same week that the print LAT newsroom was downcast over more cuts, the paper's online newsroom celebrated passing 100 million page views with a case of champagne, according to Rob Schmitz of KQED's California Report. The story on statewide newspapers quotes executive editor Meredith Artley, ex-LAT editor Jim O'Shea, reporter Henry Weinstein, ex-Daily News reporter Brent Hopkins and me. Audio
  • Add Seattle bureau chief Tomas Alex Tizon, a Pulitzer winner in 1997, to the list of buyout applicants at the Los Angeles Times.
  • Sonni Efron, a Washington-based editorial writer for the LAT, won $10,000 for her "forward-thinking editorials on U.S. foreign policy" in the Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards.
  • Samantha PowerBefore Obama campaign aide Samantha Power crashed and burned, she sat down with CityBeat for an interview in the current issue.
  • LA Observed contributor Erika Schickel reviews the new book on sexual fantasies in today's LAT, and Veronique de Turenne reviews the novel The Book of Dahlia in Sunday's Book Review.

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