The editors call Sasha Frere-Jones "one of the leading voices of our time on music, language and culture." He won't report to any of the arts or culture editors, however.
NPR, the Washington Post and Digiday are among the media outlets covering the LAT decision to hire a new reporter to engage with blacks who tweet.
S. Mitra Kalita, one of the paper's three managing editors, announced additions to the audience engagement team.
"We know a lot about the 25 million people who visit BuzzFeed News each month," says the site. "We know young people are into news."
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.
Tribune Publishing buys U-T San Diego and installs Times publisher Austin Beutner as publisher there too. Otis Chandler's dream realized?
"Print journalism, especially at the local level, is a scary place to be right now."
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.
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.
Journalist who is famously undocumented will create a new section of the LAT website on race, immigration and multiculturalism.
If you need another clear marker that BuzzFeed is a news operation with reach and not just a website with lists, this is a pretty good one.
Journalist or team selected will spend a year reporting on LA's most vulnerable populations. Deadline to apply approaches. Radio experience not required.
The magazine will turn to freelance and I guess contract photographers. Here are the final six SI photogs.
Most of the remaining editors and contributing writers of The New Republic resigned today, following yesterday's departure of editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has announced his first big remake of the organizational ranks of the paper, choosing to replace his old job of managing editor with four deputy executive editors and the new position of creative director. Reads the memo.
After five years as a semi-independent website and a year under the name The Wire, the site is going back under the banner of The Atlantic.
The Spanish language daily newspaper rolled out an all-new look this week. There's now a section of English language news on the website.
This morning's memo from Digital First Media CEO John Paton doesn't confirm or deny. Let the speculation continue.
The two stations will continue to operate separately but they will "share a single, over-the-air broadcast television channel," while auctioning off unneeded bandwidth and splitting the proceeds.
The first video under a new Los Angeles Times Originals banner debuts Sept. 13. Noted: Ex-publisher Eddy Hartenstein founded DirecTV.
Robert J. Lopez has been an investigative reporter and on the cops and street action beat for the Los Angeles Times for 22 years. An early convert to digital journalism, he's also a prolific tweeter of breaking news @LAJourno.
Turns out that almost everybody in the Napa and Vallejo areas got up when the quake hit at 3:20 a.m. and half of those stayed up the rest of the night. Based on data, not anecdote.
The survey asks readers to react to marketing messages that would announce a switch to a "new, compact size" but the LAT flack says it's just marketing research.
The Knight Foundation and the Santa Barbara non-profit behind the investigative news start-up have agreed that "unfortunately...the Mission & State experiment must come to an end."
News boxes observed, spotted on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.
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