The bunch includes a new editor in San Francisco for the legal newspaper, which is based in downtown Los Angeles. There's a also a shift on the entertainment law beat, plus more. From editor David Houston to the newsroom this afternoon:
From: David Houston
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 3:55 PM
Effective today, Jill Patton will have the title of San Francisco Editor in charge of the Daily Journal's Bay Area operations. One of her key duties in this new role is to be the public face of the Daily Journal in the Bay Area. She'll be meeting with members of the legal community to hear about their issues and how we can better cover them. This will help to raise the Daily Journal's profile, especially in San Francisco, where too many people still regard us as an LA paper. Jill, who recently celebrated her fifth year with us, is uniquely situated for this task. She helped start the Daily Journal's Palo Alto bureau and was crucial to its success. I urge you to support Jill in her new role by attending as many bar functions and law firm events as possible. We know that the best way to report on a community is to meet and talk to the people we are covering.
As most of you know, Hannah Mitchell has agreed to take a job at the Orange County Business Journal. Join me in wishing Hannah great success. Her last day in Friday.
Jean Yung, who covers entertainment law, has agreed to take on the job of assistant editor, effective Friday. Jean joined the Daily Journal last May from the Dow Jones Newswire bureau in Shanghai, where she covered business and economics. Jean has an economics degree from the University of Chicago, a graduate degree from the London School of Economics and a graduate degree in journalism from USC. At the Daily Journal, she has produced some of the most outstanding coverage we've published on entertainment litigation and transactional matters.
Ryne Hodkowski is taking over the entertainment law beat. Ryne has an undergraduate degree in mathematics of the University of Illinois and a graduate degree in film studies from USC. He started here as an editorial assistant. Last year, he became a reporter covering small firms. Ryne has done a spectacular job on this beat, reaching out to small firms to learn about their issues. I know he will do well in this new role.