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Jack Klunder Named New LANG President

Los Angeles Newspaper Group parent company Digital First Media announced today that LA Daily News, Torrance Daily Breeze and Long Beach Press-Telegram group publisher Jack Klunder will be replacing Fred Hamilton as LANG’s president.

“Jack Klunder has demonstrated outstanding executive leadership at the Los Angeles Daily News,” says Digital First CEO John Paton, “and with respect to his group publishing responsibilities in LANG. We are confident that he will lead the transformation of LANG’s newspaper operations to multi-platform news companies.”

Before his tenure at LANG, Klunder was vice president of circulation and distribution at the LA Times.

Hamilton, meanwhile, is departing “to pursue other interests.”

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Daily News Executive Editor Expands Duties

In a true sign of the times for the newspaper industry, Daily News executive editor Carolina Garcia has expanded her management duties to include the Daily Breeze and the Press-Telegram.

Publisher Jack Klunder, who oversees the same three MediaNews publications, made the announcement earlier in the week.

Garcia replaces Daily Breeze editor Toni Sciacqua, who is now the digital managing editor for the metro group of MediaNews’ Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Press-Telegram editor and general manager Sue Schmitt decided to leave the company.

“I’m really looking forward to getting an opportunity to know the community, the newspaper and the staff,” Garcia told Daily Breeze reporter Larry Altman.

Changes at Los Angeles Times Magazine

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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 the memo Russ Stanton sent around the newsroom earlier today:]

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