Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009 News

Jeremy Kinser moves to The Advocate from Frontiers-In Los Angeles with this parting email, noting that his last day…

…will be Tuesday, July 21. It's been a wonderful seven years with Frontiers/IN Los Angeles/Frontiers in L.A. I've accepted a position at The Advocate and am very excited about this new challenge… Please know that the magazine is in very capable hands with our Associate Editor Stephan Horbelt. If you want to introduce yourselves, please contact him at stephan.horbelt []

In response to my question, Jeremy adds:

I'm replacing their Arts & Entertainment position but I think my title will be Senior Editor.


There's a new foodie blog: GrubStreet Los Angeles, with this info from the welcome message:

For three years, New York Magazine's Grub Street has done the hungry work of a New York City food and restaurant blog, obsessively covering every crumb of news. But there's a world of cuisine beyond the five boroughs, and as of today Grub Street is going national, expanding its horizons across the continent to here in Los Angeles (and touching down in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco along the way).

So with that — hello, welcome, good to see you! I'm Hadley Tomicki and I'll be your server/editor while we explore the ongoing adventure that is eating in Los Angeles. We'll be covering anything and everything edible in The City of Angels, from unsung street food to the latest celebrity-chef showcase, obscure local eateries and markets to the strictest reservations.

Wonder if Hadley T. is related to Bill T.?

These next items are a little old, but here they are anyway…

Fishbowl LA reports on four non-layoff editorial staff departures from Entrepreneur Magazine: Associate Editor Kim Orr, Research Editor James Park, Associate Web Editor Elizabeth Wilson, and Associate Editor of Franchise Allison Gergley. Take link for details.

WWD reports...

Tina Brown and Gabe Doppelt are reuniting for the third time, as Doppelt leaves as W’s West Coast bureau chief to join The Daily Beast, founded by Brown at InterActiveCorp. Doppelt, a former editor in chief of Mademoiselle and VH1 producer, began her career as Brown’s assistant at Tatler and was an editor at large at Brown’s short-lived Talk… Doppelt will be hiring reporters for the new bureau and will be working out of IAC’s Los Angeles building.

From LA Weekly's blog:

Long-time Los Angeles journalist Drex Heikes will return to California this summer to become LA Weekly's next editor…

Read the full story here.

You've probably already read about the top editor-level changes at the LA Times from a week or so back, but if not, check it out here.

As an aside, I got the LA Times Magazine with my paper last Sunday. Guess they finally ditched the "preferred zip code"-only delivery that was in effect for a few months.

Wonder if people have stopped freaking out yet about changes to the weather and comics pages?