Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010 News

RIP Norm Chandler Fox, writer and more. I worked frequently with him earlier in my career, and he was a lovely person. Obit HERE.

Tim Mangan, one of the best music writers around, and also one of the funniest, has his own blog now that the OC Register saw fit to discontinue its Arts Blog. Check it out HERE, and note the irony of THIS particular post announcing that OC Arts Blog was just named "Best Blog" by the O.C. Press Club.

From LAIst:

It's not often you hear about an online publication announcing its transition to print. Because it is -- although hackneyed -- usually the opposite: "print is dying." But that's not true. At all.

And to prove that point, downtown's most well-known blog this morning announced that it will begin printing a weekly. blogdowntown Weekly will join LA Weekly and other papers on downtown news racks on Thursday, August 5th. To start, 25,000 tabloid-size, full-color papers will be produced.

The 16-page or so publication will mainly feature calendar and lifestyle content, leaving developing news to the blog...

Full story HERE.

Thanks to Flo Selfman for passing this along, via Levine Breaking News:

Alex Raksin, who spent eleven years writing and editing book reviews for the L.A. Times and nine years as an editorial writer, joins the Center for Governmental Studies as Director of External Affairs.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 19, 2010 News

Wall Street Journal Los Angeles Bureau Chief Gabriel Khan departs journalism for a post at USC, and his auto-reply email directs news inquiries at writer Ethan Smith.

According to The Wrap, Denise Martin, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and former television reporter at Variety, has been named West Coast news editor at

LA Observed reports this media news:

Jon Thurber is new books editor at L.A. Times... [he] had been one of the Los Angeles Times managing editors, but only for the past year or so. On the books desk he replaces David Ulin, who recently shifted to book critic.
Full story with LA Times memo HERE.

Editor and publisher Jerry Sullivan has been notifying supporters and others all day that the July 23 issue of the Los Angeles Garment & Citizen will be the weekly's last.
Details HERE.

Artist Kimberly Brooks (wife of Albert) is the new Huffington Post arts editor. Here "welcome" message is HERE.

Thanks to Omar Cunningham for passing this along...

"Anne Christensen is the new fashion director at Glamour, replacing Xanthipi Joannides who retired from full-time mag duty in June after three decades of service at Condé Nast."