Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 13, 2009 News

LA Confidential has a new editor-in-chief, Sari Tuschman, and deputy editor, Lesley McKenzie, both located in the Century City office. Their @NicheMediallc.com emails are firstname.lastname

Want to announce, rather belatedly that last November, the Jewish Journal's Danielle Berrin was promoted from "Calendar Girl" to full-time staff writer covering Hollywood. Check out her "Hollywood Jew" blog here.

Gary Scott reports this Daily News update:
The Los Angeles Daily News has fired LAUSD/education reporter George Sanchez… Reporter Connie Llanos will continue to cover education for Daily News.
Full post here.

PetersMusicNews.com is up and running to cover music events in the San Gabriel Valley and performers from the area, run by the wonderful Bill Peters. Check it out here, and reach him at this petersmusicnews.com address: editor

Katie Klapper passes on the news that Western Interiors has folded and that its Editor-in-Chief Michael Wolleager is now Editor-at-Large at Luxe.

KNBC's "YourLA" show is no longer operational, so take it off your list if it's still on.

Got a press release titled “THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER” AND PBS ANNOUNCE MAJOR CHANGES" that said in part:
Among the changes outlined by Mr. Lehrer and Linda Winslow, executive producer of The NewsHour, are a change in the name of the program from The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer to PBS NewsHour; a change in the broadcast format ― moving from a single anchor to a dual anchor each evening; and the addition of a correspondent who will serve as a bridge between The NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms. Lehrer will remain executive editor and primary anchor of the new PBS NewsHour and will lead the transition.

Full press release here.