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Jill Stewart to leave LA Weekly and more media notes

jill-stewart-twitter.jpgLA Weekly managing editor Jill Stewart tweeted today that she is leaving the paper to run the campaign for the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. She will oversee and manage the Coalition to Preserve L.A., which is pushing the slow-growth initiative for the November ballot. All this takes effect in February. Release, LA Times

The Los Angeles Times has posted a job ad to fill the California Political Editor seat vacated by Linda Rogers, who took the recent buyout. Some details from the posting:

We’re looking for someone who can unbury an anecdote from the bottom of a story, write a headline that will travel widely and inspire reporters to rock their beats and deliver true accountability journalism.

The ideal candidate will have spent significant time posting stories online and possess a deep understanding of social media. Applicants should find politics interesting and be well versed in politics and policy at state and national levels....Editing experience a plus, but not required. Finalists will be given an editing test.

Serious candidates will submit a memo with creative ideas for covering the upcoming legislative session in Sacramento and California’s 2016 elections.

The Times is also advertising for a Sacramento politics and government reporter.

Daniel Hernandez, formerly of the LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, has returned to Los Angeles asa producer and correspondent for Vice News. He had been Vice's man (or one of them) in Mexico City. Hernandez welcomes himself back.

Josh Meyer, the former Los Angeles Times investigative reporter, is joining the NBC News Investigations Unit as a Washington-based senior investigative reporter. He will remain with the National Security Journalism Initiative at Medill School of Journalism.

Hot Property columnist Lauren Beale and library researcher Robin Mayper are among the Los Angeles Times buyout takers that we did not previously note.

Dan Evans, the former editor of the LAT's Times Community News, is moving to Miami to be a professor of journalism at Florida International University.

The Orange County Register apologized for an editorial that argued sports team cheerleaders should not be granted employee status because they get to "work closely" with rich athletes. "An argument both ridiculous and absurd...the assertion is indefensible," the apology said.

Cartoonist/blogger Lalo Alcaraz and OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano are part of the team behind the new animated Fox series Bordertown, which airs on Sunday nights.

NBC4 reporter John Cádiz Klemack was in Dubai and watching when that high-rise building caught fire on New Year's Eve. KPCC

Dave Butler, the former top guy at the LA Daily News and most recently editor in chief of Digital First Media, has been sent into the Las Vegas Review-Journal situation to advise the newsroom and "help establish some guidelines" about news organizations covering the people who own them. Politico

Linda Deutsch, the AP special correspondent in LA courthouses for many years, has fired up a website with her work.

Winners of the Alicia Patterson Fellowships for 2016. APF

Butler Koshland Fellowships is offering a one-year, $60,000 fellowship with Robert Rosenthal at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville. Info

Stanley Siegel, a TV interviewer in New York who worked briefly on the air at KNBC here, has died at age 89.

The Los Angeles Times today ran its print obituary on Bob Flick, the former KNXT, KNBC and NBC reporter-producer who died on New Year's Day. Previously on LA Observed

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes people, donated California State University, Northridge $2 million to support students and enhance technology in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts.

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