Friday is Sharkey's last day at the Los Angeles Times after 17 years, the last seven as film critic.
Sanchez is running. Brown and Napolitano make up. A good point about almonds and water. Another LATimesman leaves for political PR. And more.
News industry analyst Ken Doctor likes the moves Austin Beutner has made at the Los Angeles Times, including the acquisition of U-T San Diego.
My post last week on the Mormon lawn in Westwood had a weird, short life as a media drought nugget. After hedging, the landmark temple now says, yes, the lawn is going dry to help out.
Jeff Gottlieb, who shared in the 2011 Pulitzer for Bell coverage, warns in his exit email to Times staffers about "these treacherous waters"
All newspapers makes mistakes; they're inevitable and forgivable, as long as they correct them promptly and honestly. So why didn't the LA Times do so?
Tribune Publishing buys U-T San Diego and installs Times publisher Austin Beutner as publisher there too. Otis Chandler's dream realized?
An 11-minute promotional film on MySpace shows the newsroom and printing plant (and the hairstyles) when the Times had an entire newspaper operation in Chatsworth.
The LA Times has tapped Washington bureau chief David Lauter to run the presidential campaign coverage. Read the memo.
William Yardley's hire to cover energy and environment issues in the West from Seattle is funded by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism.
Decker "will become our signature voice on California politics," says today's memo from the top editors.
Johanna Maska goes back to 2007 with Obama and has just stepped down as director of press advance. She's the LAT's new veep for marketing and communications.
Laventhol created the Washington Post Style section and came to the Times through Newsday.
It's all about the acronyms: SPJ-LA, ASNE, ACES and ASJA. Congratulations to all the winners.
Alejandra Campoverdi is the former Obama aide named managing editor of #EmergingUS, the Times' multimedia venture on race and multiculturalism.
Consumer columnist David Lazarus has been getting more openly anti-Republican on his Twitter feed. So get ready for cat videos.
S. Mitra Kalita says few jobs in journalism would make her "uproot my family, leave a neighbourhood and friends I love, and exit an innovative startup like Quartz."
Angel Rodriguez is deputy editor for mobile innovation at the Washington Post. He had been in sports roles previously.
Alejandra Campoverdi will be managing editor of #EmergingUS. She worked in the White House from 2009-2012 and has a media background.
S. Mitra Kalita will be managing editor for editorial strategy. This year's addition from the NYT also gets a new title.
The traditional statement of total pages in each day's paper vanished last week from the printed LA Times front page.
The Obamajam trope is old and tired, and even I'll admit it was kind of parochial to begin with. But today, the LA Times loves it.
Starting at the top of the home page, I count 22 headlines from various sections before they start steering us to older stories and features deeper on the site.
Read the memo: Editors now meet at 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., with the focus the website more than the next day's front page.
Juliet Lapidos is an opinion editor and writer for the New York Times and formerly edited or wrote for Slate, the Atlantic, the Awl and other outlets.
Nancy Sullivan flacked for the Times during much of the Tribune years. Memos from her and Austin Beutner inside.
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