Talk to the Times editor

Russ StantonRuss Stanton, the editor who has the job of reinventing the Los Angeles Times, will speak Thursday night at the L.A. Press Club on Hollywood Boulevard. The club says Stanton "will offer some early glimpses of how he plans to turn around slipping circulation and deal with slashed budgets that are affecting the entire news business." Free to members, $10 and $15 to others. Info.

And on Wednesday: I'm on a panel on "Ethics in the Digital Age" put on by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Flackage: "The panel will discuss how reporters can best authenticate Internet sources, ethically use material from YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, and consider the legal implications of gathering, vetting and republishing material from the Internet." Other panelists are Terry Francke, general counsel of Californians Aware; Jack Lerner, acting director of the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic; and Mickey Kaus, founder, publisher and editor of "Kausfiles." It's at the Omni Hotel downtown, free for members, $5 for others. Info.

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