Without any inside info, I did wonder if Rebecca Schoenkopf would be staying on as editor of CityBeat after new publisher Will Swaim — her former boss at OC Weekly — arrived. The answer is no. Her email to writers:
Hey kids. A note to let you know Iíve given my notice at CityBeat. You will be working with our publisher, Will Swaim...
This is all very cordial and fine, and Iíll continue at CityBeat another two weeks as editor, and probably contribute after that.
It has been gorgeous working with all of you. You are a talented fucking crew, and Iíve been proud of the work you did with me in my first stint as editrix. Carry on.
Your friend, Becca
As she notes, this was her first time as editor in chief of a publication. Schoenkopf, who took over in April, lasted longer than Steve Lowery.
Previously on LA Observed:
Schoenkopf rises fast at CityBeat