CITY BEAT'S REBECCA EPSTEIN MOVES TO METROMIX…
… with this parting note:
It is with a certain amount of sadness that I announce my departure from L.A. CityBeat. I have accepted a position with Metromix L.A., a joint online and print endeavor between the Tribune Company and L.A. Times devoted to local arts and entertainment events for the 18-34 demo.
The new CityBeat arts editor has not yet been named. In the interim, pitches for arts features should be directed to Steve Appleford, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitches for film reviews should be directed to Andy Klein, Film Editor, email@example.com.
Pitches for theater reviews should be directed to Don Shirley, Theater Critic, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for calendar listings and “7 Days in L.A.” should be directed to Alfred Lee, Calendar Editor, email@example.com.
Pitches for the news section should be directed to Alan Mittelstaedt, News Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As one of the founding editorial members of CityBeat, it has been my great honor to be a part of such a smart and lively publication all these years. And it was my great pleasure to meet each of you, if only through email. Thank you for all the good work that you do, and for supporting this little paper that could. I wish every one of you a joyous holiday and a brilliant new year.
Her last day was Friday.
LINDA IMMEDIATO NOW AT ANGELENO
Noticed her name in the December masthead as deputy editor. She left LA Weekly in late October.
EDITORIAL CHANGES AT BUSINESS WEEK
They're detailed in a memo featured on UNC's journalism weblog here. More from WWD.com here.
LA Observed reports that LATimes.com Weekend Editor is Bettie Rinehart, who will – as of January 24 -- "help to create a new kind of latimes.com on the weekends by focusing on special features and projects and also guiding our weekend staff when news breaks to get us strongly and quickly off the ground," according to the memo from LATimes.com Executive Editor Meredith Artley, which LA Observed has in full. Read it for additional info about Tony Pierce's and Veronique de Turenne's new roles there.
WHO DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING?
LA Observed quotes from an interesting piece on a Long Beach-based blog called TheDistrictWeekly.com about how the Press Telegram is losing its local identity due to consolidation of the Daily News-Daily Breeze-Pasadena Star News, et al group of papers. Sounds like Daily Breeze Editor Phillip Sanfield could use some good PR counsel. Read LA Observed's report here, and the original DistrictWeekly story here.
2007 ROUNDUP OF MEDIA GAFFES ON REGRET THE ERROR
Check out RegretTheError.com's "The Year in Media Errors and Corrections" for a good read.
NEW USA TODAY MAGAZINE
On March 7, USA Today launches Open Air, a quarterly "active lifestyle magazine" that will be distributed in the newspaper's Friday edition. Click here for more details and a link to the 2008 editorial calendar.