Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010

Just when you think arts journalism can't get any dispiriting ... check out OC Register writer Tim Mangan's blog post describing his new assignment at the newspaper. Do the names "Lindsay" and "Paris" ring any bells? Sigh.

Thanks to the amazing Ken Werther for bringing to my attention that Mark Kennedy replaces the late Michael Kuchwara as AP's theater writer and reviewer. More from the LA Times here.

Thanks to the fabulous Lucy Pollak for passing along this email from LA Watts Times' Samuel Richard...

As part of the transition of the L.A. Watts Times to new ownership, this e-mail address will be disabled soon. Please contact me at: sam.lawt (address is @lasentinel.net)

... and also this link announcing the sale of the Watts Times to the Sentinel's owners.

LA Observed passes along today's LA Times memo with this announcement:

Please join us in welcoming to the arts & entertainment staff Deborah Vankin, who is moving over from Brand X, where she has been its innovative and indefatigable editor since its inception in print and online. Deb will work as a general assignment reporter across the arts, culture and entertainment spectrum, mainly for the Calendar section, reporting to Craig Turner.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010

Terry Miller is the new-ish editor of the Beacon Media group of newspapers (Pasadena Independent, Arcadia Weekly, etc.). His @beaconmedianews.com address is tmiller.

Got this auto reply from Robin Jones, who was Westways' managing editor:

I no longer work for the Auto Club. Please send any inquires to John Lehrer at lehrer.john.

Lehrer's email is @aaa-calif.com.

Lindsay Keenan at Vanity Fair has been replaced by Bramble Trionfo. @condenast.com address is bramble_trionfo.

Nathan Cooper is no longer at C Magazine; Jenny Murray Hooks, previously Managing Editor, takes his Editor title, according to the magazine's receptionist.

Per Media Bistro's Revolving Door newsletter:

Deborah Needleman, former editor of defunct Condé Nast title Domino, is the new editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal's WSJ. Magazine

Monday, August 9, 2010

August 9, 2010 - Happy 8/9/10 Day!

Veteran food writer Dee Long announces the launch of a new food and beverage blog called "Gotta Love It" on Wednesday, September 1st. "Gotta Love It" will review new food and beverage products, gizmos and gadgets that make dining and cooking easier, more creative or more fun, along with new cookbook releases. Pitch Long via
@aol.com: dlong34522.

According to an article in the Beverly Hills Courier, News Editor Abbey Hood departs to enter a "doctoral program of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University in San Francisco." Replacing her is Adam Popescu.

Thanks to Flo Selfman for passing this along:

Elle Decor editor-in-chief Margaret Russell has been named editor-in-chief at Architectural Digest to succeed Paige Rense.

Per an auto reply generated by an email to Palos Verdes Peninsula News Society Editor Frank Brown:

We regret to inform you that Society Editor Frank Brown is no longer with the Peninsula News. Please forward Anniversary, Wedding and Engagement announcements to Rebecca Villaneda at rvillaneda. Please forward all Society events and announcements to Mary Scott at mscott.

Both addresses are @pvnews.com.

And finally, this from PR Week, courtesy of a link from Carol Soudah at the Rogers Group:

Lynne Doll passes away
LOS ANGELES: Lynne Doll, president and partner of The Rogers Group, died on August 3 due to complications from a stroke. She was 48 years old. Doll started at The Rogers Group in 1985, and recently, Ron Rogers, chairman of the agency, called hiring Doll the best decision of his career. While at The Rogers Group, Doll handled crisis communications, led the public sector practice, and helped grow and expand the agency's expertise, high-profile clients, and campaigns.