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Report: Roll Call editor to take over LA Times politics

Christina-Bellantoni-softball.jpg Dylan Byers of Politico reports the hiring of Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni to be Assistant Managing Editor for Politics -- a title that does not currently exist.

Pilar Marrero returning to journalism from Solis' staff

pilar-marrero-fb-profile.jpg Marrero left La Opinión in December after 24 years to work for new LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis. She's going to back to work on election coverage.

Scott Timberg on leaving Los Angeles*

casestudyhouse22a.jpg The journalist and author tried to make it work after being laid off by the LA Times. But it's more complicated than that.

LA Times adds three, including 'Black Twitter' reporter

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg S. Mitra Kalita, one of the paper's three managing editors, announced additions to the audience engagement team.
steve-chiotakis-award.jpg The annual press club banquet was Sunday night. Here's a curated list of some of the winners.

City Hall reporter moving to another floor

city-hall-with-palms.jpg Catherine Saillant left the LA Times on Friday and will be a communications deputy in one of the newest city departments.

Alessandra Stanley leaves TV beat to cover the .01%

alessandra-stanley-640.jpg Stanley is shifting to a newly created beat that will be part of the NYT's gathering coverage of income inequality in the U.S.

Scott Diener leaving as KCBS-KCAL news director

scott-diener-kcbs.jpg Diener has been the Vice President and News Director of the KCBS-KCAL duopoly stations since January 2010.

Al Martinez remembered by his wife

Al-and-Joanne-Martinez-aarp.jpg "Al was a complicated man," Joanne Martinez writes on the AARP blog.

Danny Villanueva, 77, media executive and former LA Ram*

danny-villanueva-325.jpg The kicker for the Rams in the 1960s became the news director and president of KMEX and a co-founder of Univision.

A plus and a minus for the LA Times

lat-sports-oops.jpg A glaring editing mistake on the cover of Sports distracts from the return of former columnist Peter King.

Daily News photog tweets his layoff

michael-baker-layoff.jpg "Shot my last picture for LADN before gettin laid off. Gonna miss the co-workers and great people in the SFV."

John Carroll, 73, former editor of LA Times

john-carroll-iwmf.jpg The editor who led the Times to 13 Pulitzers in the first five years of Tribune ownership, then left rather than begin to dismantle the paper with cuts, died in Lexington, Kentucky of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

LA journalist gets a nice surprise on his Hanoi visit

nick-ut-hanoi-henry.jpg Henry Weinstein is traveling in Vietnam and ran into the one LA media person you might hope to see in Hanoi.

Romenesko steps away from the laptop a bit

romenesko-grab.jpg Jim is not retiring exactly, but he's freeing up his mornings for other pursuits. It's an impulse I totally get.

Pete King rejoining the LA Times California staff

lat-front-beutner.jpg King had been reporter, columnist and city editor before leaving in 2009 for the University of California communications staff. He comes back to bolster California coverage.

Not a parody: Stories on Nikki Finke's politics

nikki-finke-2015.jpg Sure, you don't care and nobody you know in LA cares, but Page Six and Politico do care what Finke thinks about the presidential derby and who she has voted for.

Investigations editor leaves LA Times after less than a year

brandi-grissom-twitter.jpg Brandi Grissom was hailed as a big get from the Texas Tribune last summer. Today she announced she's going back to Texas.

Crafter of 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' dies at 74

headless-body-hed.jpg Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at the New York Post, "wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism."

Nick Ut returns to Vietnam for 'Napalm girl' anniversary

nick-ut-vietnam-2015.jpg Monday was the 43rd anniversary of the most iconic photograph of the Vietnam War. For the occasion, Nick posted on AP's Instagram account.

Caitlyn Jenner introduces herself in Vanity Fair

caitlyn-jenner-vanity-fair-cover.jpg The former Bruce Jenner comes out in her new identity in a cover photo by Annie Leibovitz and 22-page spread in the new Vanity Fair.

Bob Schieffer's sign-off from 'Face the Nation' (video)

schieffer-signs-off.jpg He brought out the staff to take a bow on camera. Nice touch.

Ex-blogger Ken Layne has a desert magazine

desert-oracle.jpg The original Los Angeles media and politics blogger is featured in today's Column One in the LA Times.

Mary Ellen Mark, photographer, was 75

mary-ellen-mark.jpg The renowned photojournalist of topics as varied as Seattle runaways, Bombay prostitutes, high school proms, twins and film sets died on Monday in New York.

Linda Deutsch roast is tonight

linda-deutsch-fb.jpg It's a fundraiser for the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

'Mad Men' jerk is just as bad to BuzzFeed journalist

ferg-donnelly-buzzfeed.jpg This is what Hollywood's acceptance of sexism looks like in real life, writes BuzzFeed LA's Susan Cheng -- despite a lawyer letter trying to dissuade her.
No more Mr. Disguise guy
jonathan-gold-truck.jpgJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
On becoming Zoey Tur
Zoey-lamag.jpgLos Angeles Magazine goes longform on the transition of the news helicopter pilot formerly known as Bob Tur. Read
Take our picture Gary Leonard
gary-crowd-at-lapl.jpg Gary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Kushner spars with Larry Mantle
kushner-spitz-kppc.jpgDespite mandatory unpaid time off, newsroom buyouts and threat of layoffs, Register owner says "we are growing." Story
Tom Sherak, Hollywood leader was 68
tom-sherak-oscar-wife.jpgSherak was the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Mayor Eric Garcetti's designated ambassador between the film industry, City Hall and Sacremento. Obit
New hires at KCRW
kcrw-new-hires-walsh.jpgThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Funny or Die does Nikki
deadline-parody-grab.jpgThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
Dorothy Lucey
dorothy_lucey_ftvlive.jpgFox 11 boss who said she made his eyes bleed? No longer employed. TV people
Tiler Peck
tiler-peck-robert-iris.jpgThe rising ballet dancer we spent time with last year gets into Vanity Fair with her now-fiance, Robert Fairchild. Read
Mick Farren, 69
mick-farren-citybeat.jpgThe lead singer of The Deviants and writer for the late LA Reader and CityBeat LA collapsed while performing in London. More
Michael Hastings memorial
michael-hastings-memorial-jg.jpgThe scene on Highland Avenue where journalist Michael Hastings died. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Jennifer Bjorklund
bjorklund-prescott-grab.jpgBack on the air for NBC. Read
Upside of sending crews to Rome
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Bryan Frank, the veteran photographer for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, has been sharing behind-the-scenes still images from the Vatican media swarm. Check it out.
Sneaky nudes
nude-ernie-holzman-cafe.jpgPhotographer Ernie Holzman snuck his model, Carly, into landmarks such as Union Station (and what looks to be Snug Harbor, above) for a series he calls "L.A. Backstory." Part of his own backstory is that the pictures help him fight his cancer. More at Los Angeles Magazine.
Zen Rabe

rabe-alexandria-hotel.jpgJohn Rabe, host of "Off-Ramp" on KPCC, checks out the walled-off mystery wing of the Alexandria Hotel on 5th Street in downtown.

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