From an LA perspective, the most pertinent aspect of today’s announcement from Emmis Publishing is contained in the very last paragraph. There, we are reminded that Mary Melton (pictured) is a “fourth-generation Angeleno.” Very impressive.
Melton, the well-liked EIC of Los Angeles magazine, is adding a weighty concurrent title to her resume: vp/editorial director of Emmis Publishing, her parent company, based in Indianapolis. From today’s announcement:
“In Mary, we are continuing the tradition of exceptional journalistic leadership,” Greg Loewen, president of Emmis Publishing, said. “We are thrilled Mary will take on a broader, company-wide role overseeing the editorial content of our award-winning city and regional magazines.”
To all long-form freelancers, what this means is that Melton just jumped up a few more notches on the pitch-target hit list. Those other Emmis mags include Texas Monthly, Indianapolis Monthly and publications in Atlanta and Cincinnati. Melton replaces Deborah Paul at Emmis, who retired on April 1.
[Photo courtesy Emmis Publishing]