Thanks to Media Bistro's PR Newser for alerting us to the fact that today, April 25, is Public Relations Appreciation Day. At least in Tuscon.
Read the press release here. And let's celebrate with this cool photo.
LA WEEKLY MOVES WEST, MINUS ITS DEPUTY EDITOR, PLUS SOME TIPS FOR US APPRECIATED TYPES FROM THEATER EDITOR MORRIS
Update your database as LA Weekly moves, effective Monday, to:
3861 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
main phone number: 310 547-7100
Deputy Editor Joe Donnelly won't be making the trip. "...his position was cut by Phoenix," according to LA Observed. Take that link for tributes to Joe from Editor Laurie Ochoa and columnist Nikke Finke.
Thanks to the extra-generous Lucy Pollak for passing along a note from Theater Editor Steven Leigh Morris, which read in part:
For theater listings, please ignore all helpful advice given on our phone-line message center, and sometimes by the security guards, because it's not really helpful at all. For example, please do not send listings to listhappens, or to editor as they often suggest, because that PR sometimes takes over a week to be forwarded to me.
Please send all PR directly to me at smorris with a cc to Derek Thomas at dthomas. Working together, Derek and I will do our best to assure that your listing shows up in the paper by your first preview -- but we do need to receive it two weeks in advance, just to be safe.
Best wishes, as we all struggle on.
NOTE ABOUT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESSES: all end, of course, in @laweekly.com.
VARIETY'S TV EDITOR GOES ON TELEVISION
LA Observed reports that Variety TV Editor Joe Adalian leaves for TelevisionWeek and TVWeek and provides a link to this press release, which says in part:
TelevisionWeek and TVWeek.com are delighted to announce that Joe Adalian, one of the leading journalists covering broadcast television, is joining its team as Deputy Editor/Columnist. Bringing more than 15 years of experience covering the TV beat to bear, Mr. Adalian will focus on analytical stories and the biggest news in the broadcast realm, producing a weekly column, a blog and breaking news stories.
LA TIMES NAMES NEW MANAGING EDITOR, NEW HIGHER EDUCATION EDITOR
LA Observed also announces that current Business Editor Davan Maharaj is promoted to managing editor, replacing John Arthur, who gets a new title, lucky guy. Take the link for all the machinations.
Another tip from LA Observed names Rebecca Trounson as the new higher education editor in Metro. Not sure who she's replacing (if anyone). The paper's ever-so-error-plagued Editorial Staff Directory currently lists Trounson as religion staff writer.
Here's a link to yesterday's Times story about this.
P.S. Regarding my error-plagued comment above, I give you as evidence some names in "The Guide Content Producers" section:
Charlie Amter, August Brown, Jessica Gelt, Jason Gelt, Lisa Gowing, Lea Lion, David Ng, Enid Portuguez, Elina Portuguez, Elina Shatkin, Margaret Wappler
OK, first of all, I know for a fact that there is a Jessica Gelt AND a Jason Gelt. But the only Lisa Gowing I could find on the internet is some kind of bridal consultant. I'm pretty certain that's a mangling of writer Liam Gowing's first name. And then we have Enid Portuguez, who does exist, and Elina Shatkin, who also exists. But who, pray tell, is this Elina Portuguez squeezed in between them??