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Posts Tagged ‘Annette Stark’

Annette Stark on New Times

Annette Stark, whom we’d quoted yesterday, emails us to clarify her experience with New Times. We’d greatly truncated her story, and it really deserves further amplifaction, as it does expand on Jon Wiener’s criticisms of the New Times management. Also, as Stark writes, we got her quote wrong:

I didn’t say Andy said we couldn’t be trusted. The music editor who was trying to get me to take that test said “Andy feels that magazine writers have no talent and all the work is edited to death.”

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Wiener & Pals Recall the Good Old Days at the LA Weekly—It’s All Jill Stewart’s Fault

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In The Nation, Jon Wiener, the UCI prof and John Lennon expert, bewails the new era or rather the passing of the old era at the LA Weekly. He has reinforcements from Tim Rutten, Kevin Roderick, and Harold Meyerson, and to summarize: it’s all Jill Stewart’s fault.

Matt Welch, on book leave from the LAT, isn’t so sure about that or most of Wiener’s other assumptions. Bob Norman makes the point in a letter to Romanesko.

Wiener emailed Jill Stewart a pretty general question in March:

My basic question: the departure of Harold and your arrival seem to signal a major political shift in the paper. Is this correct?

And Stewart replied:

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