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.