Tidbits from the print world...
- The Daily News continues to lose journalists to other pursuits. But Councilman Jose Huizar gains a press deputy. Today's newsroom missives from Managing Editor Melissa Lalum:
I am sad to report that Rick Coca is leaving us to become a press deputy for Councilman Jose Huizar. His last day will be May 28. Rick joined us a few years ago from CSUN and also participated in the Chips Quinn program. He was one of the original members of the valleynews.com team before moving to Metro night cops and recently to the Glendale/Burbank beat. He has shown incredible growth as a reporter and writer during his time at the Daily News. His upbeat attitude and professionalism will be missed.
More tough news... AME George Foulsham is leaving us on June 6. He has accepted a position as News Director at UC Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!). George joined us in 2006 and was quickly promoted to AME and his contributions to the paper have been significant in his time here. Not only did he redesign the paper to give it more impact, but he was invaluable consolidating content and production in LANG, not to mention he has been a great mentor to many. Simply put, he's one of the good guys (even if he golfs and likes the Cowboys).
- L.A. Times Editor Russ Stanton has re-jiggered the print photo and web video shooters into a new Visual Journalism department and promoted Colin Crawford to deputy managing editor: "...a fully integrated department in editorial that will serve our site and our newspaper, combining our print photo, Web photo and video operations into one new department," says Stanton's memo.
- The Times also expanded upon yesterday's list of editorial award winners and gave special prizes to the Washington bureau's Pentagon reporters and newsroom legal counsel Karlene Goller. She recently moved her office, by the way, from the legal department into the third-floor newsroom.
- And finally, an LAist blogger excoriates CityBeat's new intellectual and taste standards, including this week's intro to the Travel issue: "Did you know that Hitler managed to give every German man, woman and child a yearly vacation at either the mountains or the sea?"