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Ashley Dunn Named LA Times New California Editor

LA Times editor Russ Stanton announced yesterday that Ashley Dunn will be taking over the California section from David Lauter–who recently became Tribune Company‘s Washington bureau chief. Dunn is a 17-year Times vet, who also put in a stint with the New York Times back in the 90′s. Dunn was most recently the paper’s deputy national editor.

Stanton’s memo to staff after the jump.

Previously on Fishbowl LALA Times Vet David Lauter Returning to Washington as Bureau Chief

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LA Times Vet David Lauter Returning to Washington as Bureau Chief

The LA Times career of David Lauter began in Washington, D.C. 24 years ago, via an eight-year stint covering the administrations of Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Now, after heading west in 1995, Lauter is returning to the Beltway as the Tribune Co.’s Washington D.C. bureau chief.

The paper’s media writer, James Rainey, broke the news via Twitter, after which came the official memo from Russ Stanton:

Since David became LA Times California editor in October 2007, the Metro staff has produced some of the newsroom’s signature work, including uncovering the corruption scandal in the city of Bell, producing the “Grading the Teachers” series, investigating the county child welfare department and dissecting the state’s fiscal crisis. Another highlight of David’s tenure was the “Big Burn” series on wildfires, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for explanatory reporting.

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LAT Memo: ‘We Will Have to Be More Selective About Which Stories Appear in Print’

No more zone local coverage says a memo sent out by David Lauter.

4. We no longer will zone local coverage. That means some stories that currently would run only in Orange County will now appear in the full run. We’re not going to back away from covering significant news from Orange County, which makes up roughly one-fifth of the population of our circulation area. But in a non-zoned section, we will have to be more selective about which stories appear in print. Already, we run some stories on the web only– from OC and from LA. That number likely will go up somewhat.

The memo in full is after the break:

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