Tuesday, March 4, 2008
March 5, 2008 News
DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THESE PEOPLE?
They've applied for the LA Times buyout, which means they will be leaving soon. Thanks to LA Observed for this list, and take this link to read the whole story.
Green, Julie--Editorial pages
Hale, Liz--magazine designer
Kunitomi, Darrell--tour guide
Nazario, Sonia--project writer
Neal, Ron--features designer
Ryon, Ruth--Real Estate
Sappell, Joel--project editor
The Times finally changed the date on their editorial staff list to February 26 (it was labelled some time in July of last year until just recently even though changes had been made to it every so often). Guess they'll have to update it again very soon.
ON THE SUBJECT OF ARTS COVERAGE
In connection with the above, LA Times Dance Critic Lewis Segal's position was apparently eliminated, according to this. Thanks to the long-distance Rachelle Roe for passing this along.
Take a look at OC Register Theatre Critic Paul Hodgins's blog about newspaper arts coverage. Maybe we can generate more hits for him than did his Clay Aiken post. ;)
NEW OLD EDITOR AT NEW ANGELES MONTHLY plus FEATURETTE OF THE WEEK!
New Angeles Monthly brings back its original editor Nikki Bazar to replace the departing Donnell Alexander.
Here's my two cents "FEATURETTE" about publications that are doing things right, including New Angeles Monthly: kudos to those offering an ACTUAL online view of the publication right on a web site. Check out New Angeles Monthly's virtual magazine -- from their home page, take the "click to view magazine" link on the right side just under the masthead. It has all kinds of cool sound effects, it turns the pages for you, you can print one or more pages, and you can find everything -- including your press clippings -- exactly how they look on the printed page. Who needs a clipping service?
The Beverly Hills Courier, Park La Brea News, Los Feliz Ledger and other local newspapers offer lower-tech versions of the same thing, usually in PDF format. If you know of others that do as well, let me know, and I'll pass it along here.