NOTHING BUT BAD NEWS
I've been on vacation for most of October, so this is a recap of (heartbreaking) news you've likely already heard. Best wishes and good thoughts go out to all who've lost their jobs, among them colleagues and friends we've all known for years.
LA TIMES LAYOFFS
This is from LA Observed, which is keeping an ongoing list of the 75 editorial staffers laid off last week. Names are below, titles/descriptions can be found by taking the link.
(AND MEANWHILE, THE EDITORIAL STAFF DIRECTORY PAGE AT LATIMES.COM IS MIA -- FILE NOT FOUND, AT LEAST WHEN I LAST CHECKED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.)
Veronique de Turenne
H.G. (Gil) Reza
DAILY NEWS DEPARTURES
Again, check this link from LA Observed for details; here are the names of those laid off or otherwise gone (buyouts) at the Daily News:
LA WEEKLY DEPARTURES
Thanks once more to LA Observed for this info; get details by clicking the link.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR CEASES DAILY EDITIONS
Read this article for more, but basically, and I quote from the subhead:
In 2009, the Monitor will become the first nationally circulated newspaper to replace its daily print edition with its website; the 100 year-old news organization will also offer subscribers weekly print and daily e-mail editions.
While all this was going on, some of these same publications announced some musical chairs moves.
The Daily News in Woodland Hills, Calif. has made some recent staff changes. John Miller has been named city editor. He previously oversaw night city coverage. Barbara Jones, former content editor, is now the special projects editor. Jason Kandel, previously a police and crime staff writer, is now news editor for the Web site. City hall reporter Kerry Cavanaugh, will become an editorial page writer at the end of October.
Nicholas Goldberg, is the new deputy editorial page editor overseeing the Opinion page for the Los Angeles Times while Sue Horton, has returned to her former role as the Sunday opinion editor. Goldberg previously served as the opinion editor and joined the paper in 2002. Horton most recently served as a deputy California editor for enterprise. Prior to that, she was the Sunday opinion editor for roughly three years.
The Los Angeles Times has promoted Alice Short to the title of assistant managing editor for features overseeing the health, food, home, travel and image section. She replaces Leo Wolinsky. Short previously served as the news features editor, beginning in March 2006. Before that, she was a calendar editor for the paper. She also served as an editor of the now defunct Los Angeles Times Magazine from 1997 to 2002.
Liane Roth has been upped to features editor of the Valley Life section at the Antelope Valley Press… She was previously a features reporter, but was named editor when Kim Rawley stepped back to take a teaching position. Rawley is now a features and lifestyle reporter and columnist for the daily.