Doug Frantz says farewell to the LA Times. Franz, who took the managing editor job at the behest of his friend Dean Baquet, was supposed to fall on his sword after Baquet’s ouster. John Montorio–also part of the Baquet boys–is still at the LAT–might he replace Frantz?
Jim O’Shea’s memo said:
He has been a huge help to me, convincing people to give me a chance at a time of uncertainty and turmoil. I can’t thank him enough. I will miss his wisdom, candor, professionalism and solid news judgment. The only comfort I find in his decision is that Doug leaves the newsroom his legacy of high standards and excellent, hard-hitting journalism. Doug’s last day will be July 6. I know you all join me in wishing him well in the future. I will begin the process of selecting a replacement for Doug soon.