Sunday, March 9, 2008

March 10, 2008 News

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UPDATE ON WALL STREET JOURNAL'S GLOSSY MAG has an interview with Tina Gaudoin, editor of the Wall Street Journal's new quarterly glossy magazine, ever so imaginatively called WSJ, coming in the fall. Take this link to read the whole thing, but I quote here from the most relevant (to us) part:

Gaudoin said the magazine would be broad in scope, naming, as examples, commissioning your own artwork, managing a staff, and coverage of jewelry, fashion, cars and gadgets. ( The magazine is aimed at men and women. About a third of Journal readers are female.) The size of her staff has yet to be determined, she said, though it will likely be a mix of magazine veterans and existing Journal staffers. Nor could she say how large of a budget there would be for luxury magazine indulgences, like name-brand photographers and on-location shoots.


Gary Scott's blog has this about the LANG group of papers comprised of the Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernadino Sun, and Redland Daily Facts: Executive Editor Steve O'Sullivan is gone, and Frank Pine, senior managing editor at the San Bernardino Sun, becomes senior managing editor for the Inland Division (all the papers).

Quoted directly from Scott's blog is this list of no-longer-employed folks:

Elise Kleeman, science writer for the Pasadena Star-News

Emanuel Parker, a longtime staff writer at the Star-News who had recently transitioned into features at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sharon Brawley, librarian at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Greg Andersen, staff photographer

Sean Moses, sports writer/copy editor

Rod Kamitsuka, copy editor/page designer

Steve O'Sullivan, executive editor, San Gabriel Valley News Group

Wes Hughes, columnist at the Sun

Paul Oberjuerge, sports columnist at the Sun

Michelle Rester, assistant city editor at the Sun

Brett Snow, staff photographer at the Sun

Gina Tenorio, night cops reporter at the Sun

Ellen Timothy, copy editor at the Sun

Marc Campos, staff photographer

George Paul, features reporter at the Bulletin

Adrianne Woodward, news assistant at the Bulletin

James Folmer, editor of the Redlands Daily Facts

Also, thanks to Bob Thomas for passing on this link to the Pasadena Star News's spin on the departure of O'Sullivan.


According to this at LA Observed, Leo Wollinsky heads up features at the LA Times to "provide managerial oversight" starting March 17, according to the memo from Editor Russ Stanton.

The Michael Calderone's Politco Media blog updates the LA Times buyout story, saying that the list of editorial staffers requesting the buyout will not necessarily be the way the layoffs play out.