Woe is us — and woe is anyone who has breathed the same air as us in the last few days. We are still hellishly sick, but we’re trying to rally to give you all the news that we’ve been too ill to type:
On Thursday, David Hiller held a Town hall meeting with the whole LAT staff in the auditorium and gave a sort of “state of the union address” about LAT in 2008 and beyond. As part of that, he officially announced the print launch of a print version of Metromix.
It will be a weekly youth tabloid aimed at 20-somethings — “young professionals” was his term — and published by the LA Times Group. (Distributed on streets, in boxes, for free). It’ll be staffed by the same good people who run the Web site with Deborah Vankin as editor and Alex Le Tellier is Managing Editor, etc etc.
Metromix also just hired Rebecca Epstein, Arts Editor at Citybeat, to be web-to-print editor and Eric Almendral, art director at Filter, to be Art Director of it.