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Posts Tagged ‘Marc Duvoisin’

Kim Murphy Takes Over as LA Times National Editor

Some might argue that Roger Smith is getting out of the print newspaper business in general and Tribune Co.-owned corner of it in particular just in time. Per an internal memo shared this morning by LA Times readers’ representative Deirdre Edgar, the national editor is retiring after 36 years of overall service.

From the announcement by Times editor Davan Maharaj and managing editor Marc Duvoisin:

Smith will be succeeded by Kim Murphy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national and foreign correspondent now serving as our Seattle bureau chief.

The tributes to Roger will soon begin to flow. There isn’t enough space here even to begin summing up what he has meant to The Times. We’ll leave that for another day.

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LA Times Vet Promoted to Foreign Editor

Since July of 2012, Mark Porubcansky has been acting as the unofficial head of the LA Times foreign desk. Today, the paper made it official.

The bump to foreign editor caps a fourteen-year span with the paper that has seen Porubcansky work as an assistant foreign editor, foreign projects editor and deputy foreign editor. From the LA Times memo announcement by editor Davan Maharaj and managing editor Marc Duvoisin:

He came to us in 1998 from the Associated Press, where he served in the Moscow, Vienna and Hong Kong bureaus. He covered the dramatic days of glasnost and perestroika in the Soviet Union and reported on the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. His passport bears stamps from Albania, Afghanistan and Mongolia. Among the most satisfying moments of his years abroad was finding his grandfather’s home village in Slovakia, using a map sent by a reader who had seen his byline.

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Marla Dickerson Promoted to Business Editor of the LA Times

The Los Angeles Times announced today that Marla Dickerson has been named the new business editor of the paper. Dickerson has worked at the LA Times for 16 years, and served as a deputy business editor for the past three.

More on Dickerson’s career in the memo from editor Davan Maharaj and managing editor Marc Duvoisin:

A former business correspondent in Mexico City, Marla has a deep understanding of the trade and immigration ties that bind Los Angeles to Latin America. As editor of our China business coverage for the past few years, she has helped give readers a window into the world’s second-largest economy. She and colleague Evelyn Iritani won the Malcolm Forbes Award from the Overseas Press Club of America in 2002 for their series “China: the Giant Awakes.”

The full memo can be read at the LA Times Reader’s Representative Journal.

Los Angeles Times Names Marc Duvoisin Managing Editor

The Los Angeles Times has promoted Marc Duvoisin to managing editor, the newspaper announced on Thursday.

Duvoisin, previously the deputy managing editor, joined the LAT in 2001 as an assistant managing editor.

Below is the memo from editor Davan Maharaj:

To the staff:

I’m pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times.

As you know, this announcement is a long time coming. It reflects months of thought about how we position The Times to succeed in the digital era while maintaining the values and traditions of great journalism that brought us here in the first place. I’m immensely proud of how the newsroom continues to adapt and tackle each new challenge. Our commanding Web audience and unwavering commitment to the best enterprise journalism are a tribute to your focus and creativity. The new managing editor must help us push change even further, while also putting out the world-class newspaper our readers have come to expect.

Marc is that person.

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LAT’s Staffers Win Society of American Business Editors and Writers Awards

The following is an LAT memo in full:

Colleagues:

Recognition for the outstanding work of our staff continues to roll in.

“Shedding Risk,” a three-part series by business reporters Lisa Girion, Michael Hiltzik and Dan Costello that ran last October, won a Best in Business award in the Projects category from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Here’s what the judges said: “A highly informative, well written series on a subject that matters to everyone: health insurance. Excellent reporting shows how insurance companies are weeding out the policy holders who need help most in favor of helping the companies’ bottom line, understandable in a free enterprise system but harmful, even devastating to the folks excluded. Very timely in light of the current public debate about universal health care. Impact reported on public opinion and public policy.”

The series was enhanced by infographics prepared by Lorena Iniguez with the help of Wil Ramirez, and was edited by Bill Rempel and Marc Duvoisin.

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