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Tony Pierce No Longer at KPCC - Posted February 27, 2013
It's been a tumultuous 12 months over at KPCC, what with the departure of Madeleine Brand, demotion of Patt Morrison and - most recently - exit of program director ... [FishbowlLA]

USC Prof to KPCC: You Blew It with Patt Morrison - Posted October 31, 2012
Carol Muske-Dukes, an author and professor of English-creative writing at USC, ... [FishbowlLA]

Madeleine Brand Exits KPCC - Posted September 21, 2012
In the wake of some major grumbling from KPCC fans about the new weekday morning pairing on KPCC 89.3 FM of Madeleine Brand with former 710 ESPN AM reporter A Martinez, that peanut gallery now has something new to chew on. She's leaving. ... [FishbowlLA]

KPCC Drops Patt Morrison, Expands Brand & Mart nez - Posted August 28, 2012
After six years on the air, KPCC (89.3 FM) has decided to drop the Patt Morrison show, according to a announcement Tuesday morning on the station's website. In regards t... [FishbowlLA]

Patch Regional Editor Patrick Lee on Why He Jumped to KPCC - Posted July 13, 2012
On Wednesday, July 11, Patrick Lee clocked his last official day as regional editor of Patch sites in northeast LA and the San Gabriel Valley. After a short, well-deserved break, he will slide over to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio on Monday, July 23 as managing editor, digital. ... [FishbowlLA]

Exclusive: LA Times Magazine is Shutting Down - Posted May 15, 2012
Nearly three years after the LA Times Magazine was removed from advertorial status control of the business end of the paper and put back under the LA Times' editorial umbrella, the monthly pub is being shut down. FishbowlLA spoke with the mag's editor, ... [FishbowlLA]

KPCC Hires Melanie Sill as Executive Editor - Posted March 23, 2012
Former newspaper editor Melanie Sill was hired as KPCC's new executive editor, the public radio station announced Friday. Sill will... [FishbowlLA]

Nieman Lab Surveys California's Shifting Media Landscape - Posted February 8, 2012
The overriding takeaway from Ken Doctor's look at the radical economics of California news gathering is already obvious to anyone doing the gathering. It's all about digital synergies. From Russ Stanton... [FishbowlLA]

Former LA Times Editor Russ Stanton Lands at KPCC - Posted January 24, 2012
Just one month after stepping down as editor of the Los Angeles Times, Russ Stanton has a new gig. He's joining public radio station KPCC as vice president of content. From ... [FishbowlLA]

Los Angeles Times Hires Cartoonist David Horsey - Posted December 19, 2011
The Los Angeles Times has hired two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In his new role with the LAT, Horsey will provided cartoons... [FishbowlLA]

New LA Times Editor Making Trinidad Proud - Posted December 15, 2011
Here in LA, coverage of the upcoming holiday season transition of top editors at the LA Times has been couched in all sorts of negative context about the state of daily newspapers. But back home in Trinidad, the native country of Russ Stanton successor ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: to Institute Paywall in First Quarter of 2012 - Posted December 13, 2011
In the wake of today's announcement that yet another LA Times editor is stepping down, TheWrap's media reporter Lucas Shaw did a little digging. The result is a pretty interesting article about where the paper ... [FishbowlLA]

Punchline Delivered | Paper Moves | Just Desserts - Posted December 13, 2011
TVNewser: Even Donald Trump knows that Donald Trump is a joke -- he has pulled out as moderator of the upcoming Republican debate. FishbowlLA: ... [FishbowlLA]

Editor Russ Stanton Leaving LA Times - Posted December 13, 2011
The Los Angeles Times announced today that Russ Stanton is "stepping down" after four years as the paper's editor. No reason has been given for his departure. Stanton's final day will be December 23. He'll be replaced by Davan Maharaj, currently the managing editor for news at the LA Times. Maharaj will... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Picks Up RFK Journalism Award - Posted April 20, 2011
The Los Angeles Times continues its winning streak with a 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for their coverage of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. From editor Russ Stanton's newsroom memo: The Times' winning en... [FishbowlLA]

Ashley Dunn Named LA Times New California Editor - Posted March 29, 2011
LA Times editor Russ Stanton announced yesterday that ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Vet David Lauter Returning to Washington as Bureau Chief - Posted March 28, 2011
The LA Times career of David Lauter began in Washington, D.C. 24 years ago, via an eight-year stint covering the administrations of ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Sweeps the Times' Editorial Awards - Posted May 26, 2010
Safe to say the LA Times won all their own awards. Cough. This year's Pulitzers. Cough. Congratulations all! Joel Rubin won for beat reporting. Harriet Ryan, ... [FishbowlLA]

Nancie Clare is the New Editor of LAT Magazine - Posted October 13, 2009
We just love tales of employment. Nancie Clare Named Editor of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 12, 2009 - The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced today that Nancie Clare will take on the role of Editor for The Times monthly... [FishbowlLA]

LAT's Staffers Win Society of American Business Editors and Writers Awards - Posted April 13, 2009
The following is an LAT memo in full: Colleagues: Recognition for the outstanding work of our staff continues to roll in. "Shedding Risk," a three-part series by business reporters Lisa Girion, Michael Hiltzik and Dan Costello th... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Runs Story On Controversial Front Page Ad - Posted April 10, 2009
Today's Los Angeles Times features an article about the advertisement designed to look like a news story that ran on the front page yesterday. It seems that the ad, which was for the NBC show Southland, was the brainchild of the LAT advertising staff: NBC wasn't planning to buy print ads for... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Memo: A New Multimedia Editorial Product - Brand X - Posted March 26, 2009
The following is an internal memo from Russ Stanton: Colleagues: As the media landscape continues to shift, we are seizing the opportunity to expand The Times to a different audience with a new multimedia editorial product called Brand X ( In a few weeks, the street boxes currently occupied by Metromix will offer a new weekly tabloid... [FishbowlLA]

LAT And Chicago Tribune Foreign Desks To Merge - Posted March 25, 2009
Staffers received news yesterday via memo from editor Russ Stanton that the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune are merging their foreign reporting desks into one operation. From the memo: The joint operation will be run from Los Angeles, where the bulk of the editing staff is currently based, in consultation with... [FishbowlLA]

Former And Current LA Times EIC's Debate Staff Cuts - Posted March 11, 2009
Last winter Los Angeles Times editor Jim O'Shea was let go for resisting staff cuts. "Newspapers are a manufacturing industry," O'Shea told Neiman Journalism Lab "At some point, you're gonna cut it to the point where you won't be able to get the thing out the door because yo... [MediaJobsDaily]

LAT Memo: Sallie Hofmeister to Become Assistant Managing Editor/Arts & Entertainment - Posted February 26, 2009
This is from LAT Editor Russ Stanton and it's not about slashing jobs so...we like it: From: Stanton, Russ Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:18 PM Subject: New Arts & Entertainment group; Sallie Hofmeister, editor Colleagues: Entertainment is Southern California's signature industry and biggest global... [FishbowlLA]

LAT's Robyn Dixon Named Winner of Batten Medal - Posted February 23, 2009
And we thought only movie people were worthy of such honors. This is a memo from Russ Stanton: Stanton, Russ Sent: Sun Feb 22 10:32:24 2009 Subject: Robyn Dixon, winner of the Batten Medal Colleagues:... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Announces 300 Will Be Laid Off, Then It's Stalled Because of Chapter 11 - Posted February 2, 2009
Times are tough. If you work at a major metropolitan general newspaper - you're wading through a daily blood bath. So LAT brass announces 300 jobs will be axed (70 in the newsroom). When? Uhm. Soon? Apparently because the Tribune Company filed for bankrup... [FishbowlLA]

Jeff Jarvis: Stop the Press(es)! - Posted December 22, 2008
The BuzzMachine himself, Jeff Jarvis has a worthwhile piece on Huffpo today, titled "L.A. Times: Turn Off Your Presses": But what if, once past ban... [FishbowlLA]

Changes In the LAT Washington Buro - Posted November 7, 2008
Russ Stanton sent the following memo to staffers today, explaining some changes. Not mentioned in the following note is the fact that former Washington bureau chief Doyle McManus is officially an op-ed co... [FishbowlLA]

Los Angeles Times Says It Isn't Suppressing Anything - Posted October 29, 2008
We (and apparently everyone else on the planet) have gotten "anonymous tips" about the supposedly video the LAT is supposedly suppressing about Barack Obama's relationship with ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlNY]

BREAKING: L.A. Times Announces 75 Editorial Job Cuts Today - Posted October 27, 2008
EIC Russ Stanton delivered this good morning message to his troops today: Colleagues, The growing economic downturn is forcing us to undergo another round of job reductions and cost cuts. I deeply regret to report that today, 75 of our friends, colleagues and capable staff members in Editorial will be told that they... [FishbowlLA]

Alice Short becomes Assistant Managing Editor for Features - Posted October 13, 2008
Russ Stanton sent along a memo to staffers, alerting them to the Alice Short's move from California section features editor to Assistant Managing Editor for Features. A giant leap, and a good one for Alice. ... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton: 'Leo and I did not agree' - Posted October 8, 2008
The LAT Readers' Representative Blog posted Russ Stanton's memo about longtime vet Leo Wolinsky's depature, sayin... [FishbowlLA]

L.A. Times Redesign - Posted October 3, 2008
We assume the LAT's redesign next month will look a lot like the Chicago Tribune's new look (ie, more like a Web site than a traditional paper), but this ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Editorial Assignments - Posted August 20, 2008
We got our grubby little hands on this LAT memo from Russ Stanton: Subject: Editorial Appointments Bruce Wallace, Foreign Editor Bruce Wallace, our Tokyo bureau chief since 2004, will become our new Foreign Editor, effective immediately. Bruce was based in Japan, but during the last four years he has been a kine... [FishbowlLA]

To Print or Not To Print -- FBLA Peers Into the Future - Posted July 18, 2008
Last night, Russ Stanton told the Orange County Press Club that if any city were to pull off having a major metro newspaper completely online - it would be San Francisco. Will newspapers still be printed on paper in 20 years? (... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton's Keynote Speech at OC Press Club Gala - Posted July 18, 2008
LAT editor Russ Stanton, who kind of resembles John Cleese (serious, click here) was asked by the OC Press Club in March... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FBLA Readers -- The Touching Side of Lay Offs - Posted July 18, 2008
Erica Smith, the journalist whom we've dubbed the ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Former, Current Employees Talk - Posted July 17, 2008
While LAT Editor Russ Stanton prepares to deliver what must be a pretty awkward keynote speech at the OC Press Club Awards tonight (check back with us for more o... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: LAT to Begin Laying Off 150 People Today - Posted July 14, 2008
From Russ Stanton: Colleagues: Earlier this month, I promised to give you details of the job cuts when I had them. Here they are: Today, editors will begin notifying most of the 150 people who will be leaving us, and we hope to complete that process within a matter of days. Some of our... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton To Keynote O.C. Press Club Dinner - Posted July 10, 2008
Time was, when the L.A. Times editor showed up at the Orange County Press Club's annual dinner, local reporters would clamor to chat the guy up, trying to schmooze their way into a job. Something tells us this year will be different. Find out for yourself. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT To Cut 150 Jobs - Posted July 2, 2008
LAT staffers were given this memo today: Colleagues: You all know the paradox we find ourselves in: Thanks to the Internet, we have more readers for our great journalism than at any time in our history. But also thanks to the Internet, our advertisers have more choices, and we have less money. Add... [FishbowlLA]

Changes at Los Angeles Times Magazine - Posted June 10, 2008
The name may change or it may not. The editorial control may shift. The plan is still influx. They really don't know much yet, as apparent in this NY Times piece. What was made clear is that no jobs are on the chopping block. Man bites dog. [UPDATE: Here's ... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton: 'They're Not Getting Rid of Us' - Posted June 4, 2008's own David S. Hirschman interviews Los Angeles Times EIC ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted May 23, 2008
Credit Where Credit Is Due: The LAT reports that John McCain repudiated John Hagee's endorsement after the pastor's outrageous comments about Adolph Hitler "turned up recently on th... [FishbowlLA]

Ken Reich: L.A. Times Becoming A "Lauging Stock" - Posted April 28, 2008
Former L.A. Times editor Ken Reich has some harsh words for new head ed Russ Stanton and his policies -- particularly the "cracking down" on using anonymous sources. Reich notes that former LAT reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Davan Maharaj Named L.A. Times ME: Official Press Release - Posted April 23, 2008
As we promised, here's more on the changes at the top of the Times: Los Angeles Times Announces Masthead Changes Editor Russ Stanton Defines Key Editorial Positions For John Arthur and Davan Maharaj LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2008 -- The Los Angeles Times ( announced the promotions of John Arth... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: Davan Maharaj Named L.A. Times ME - Posted April 23, 2008
New Head Ed Russ Stanton promotes the former Business editor to the second-to-the-top spot and gives John Arthur the new title of executive editor. More as we get it. [UPDATE: Sources inside the newsroom say Davan is "a great guy who was a terrific reporter." But there is some concern about his resume:... [FishbowlLA]

Wanna Talk To Russ Stanton? Now's Your Chance - Posted April 22, 2008
New LAT head ed Russ Stanton will be speaking at the L.A. Press Club on Thursday. Go ahead and hit him up for a non-existent job hear what he has to say about the LAT's innovation efforts. ... [FishbowlLA]

Chuck Phillips' Story a Sham? - Posted March 26, 2008
The Smoking Gun reports that the records the LAT used to uncover "new details" in Tupac's murder were fake. According to the LAT: Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton sai... [FishbowlLA]

Fired LAT Editor John Montorio: "It Was My Destiny" - Posted February 19, 2008
Ad Age reports that the American media work force is at a 15 year low--only 886,900 employed, thanks to the slumping newspaper industry. And speaking of slumping--whole lot of changes at the LA Times. The LAT, with paid circulation less than that number above, is now... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Offers More Blogs, More Interactivity, New Deck Chair Arrangements - Posted November 6, 2007
The Los Angeles Times gets all busy with a new committee and some more blogs. Innovation editor Russ Stanton (who must just cringe when he has to call himself that) announces: A2/A3 redux: The design department has been working on a remake of pages A2 and A3 of the newspaper. The plan... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Names Web Deputies, Promises Stronger Web News - Posted August 31, 2007
Russ Stanton is taking that Innovation Editor title a little too literally--the web version is going to be a 'round the clock effort. Also, the dismal video section is getting some camera operators and an editor, but the same clueless people are still involved. (Hint: hire some producers who know what... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset - Posted February 2, 2007
It's been a fabulous week of drama and intrigue and -- this being LA -- the... [FishbowlLA]

Joel Sappell Off LA Times On-line; Russ Stanton In as Innovation Editor - Posted January 24, 2007
Joel Sappell is out as Assistant Managing Editor for Interactive, and Russ Stanton will move from being current Business Editor to the new Innovation Editor (FBLA can't believe writers come up with these titles). LA will get an new editor, but no names yet. Jim O'Shea, editor of the Times... [FishbowlLA]