Alan Mittelstaedt, formerly an editor and L.A. Sniper columnist at CityBeat and LA Weekly (and blogging at the Weekly and at Witness LA), is joining the editing staff at the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Newsroom memo from editor Martin Berg:
From: Martin Berg
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 1:48 PM
Subject: Welcome Alan Mittelstaedt
We're going to be joined in August by a distinguished Los Angeles newsman, Alan Mittelstaedt, as associate editor. Though some of you may him from his work as a muck-raking columnist and USC journalism teacher, Alan is a veteran editor, most recently at L.A. City Beat and L.A. Weekly. He's going to bring terrific depth to our coverage and I look forward to the opportunity for us to work with him.
Also: The L.A. Times is re-shuffling the staff now that most of the 150 or so layoffs and resignations have left. Health reporter Mary Engel is joining the Science staff to cover infectious diseases and public health. Science reporter Alan Zarembo moves to Metro to focus on projects, and investigative reporter Ted Rohrlich will take on an assignment examining the courts. I already mentioned Jean Merl leaving the City Hall editing desk.
And: Orange County Register reporter Peggy Lowe is heading off on a nine-month Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michiganh to study the intersection of politics and law.