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Los Angeles Times Hires Cartoonist David Horsey

The Los Angeles Times has hired two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

In his new role with the LAT, Horsey will provided cartoons and political commentary for the”Top of the Ticket” blog. He won his two Pulitzers in 1999 and 2003.

Below is the memo from editor Russ Stanton:

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey is joining the Los Angeles Times political team in January. David will be re-crafting the “Top of the Ticket” blog with his unique combination of cartoons and written commentary.

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New LA Times Editor Making Trinidad Proud

Here in LA, coverage of the upcoming holiday season transition of top editors at the LA Times has been couched in all sorts of negative context about the state of daily newspapers. But back home in Trinidad, the native country of Russ Stanton successor Davan Maharaj, it’s a different story.

Reader comments to an article about the appointment published in the Trinidad Express, where Maharaj (pictured) was once a reporter, are buoyed by patriotic pride. One reader notes that Maharaj is the son of a sugar cane union organizer, while another suggests the journalist’s ascension is a clarion call:

Always good to hear positive news from a son of the soil. And that we know he got where he is today not because his father knows somebody, or somebody knows his father, but by hard work and determination with devout dedication to duty as opposed to nepotism. Job well done and accolades well deserved. Hopefully he will be a beacon for some of our country folks who only know how to achieve their goals the old-fashioned way.

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Report: LATimes.com to Institute Paywall in First Quarter of 2012

In the wake of today’s announcement that yet another LA Times editor is stepping down, TheWrap’s media reporter Lucas Shaw did a little digging. The result is a pretty interesting article about where the paper may be headed.

Despite a massive increase in web traffic, revenue for LATimes.com has not followed in kind. So, according to Shaw’s sources, the website paywall that has been rumored is coming in the first quarter of 2012, together with a custom tablet. He also offers some info about the next round of layoffs:

New cuts are on the horizon, with 12 to 20 staffers to be laid off sometime after the first of the year, according to one individual with knowledge of the situation. Deeper cuts may well follow after the final numbers for 2011 are in…

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Punchline Delivered | Paper Moves | Just Desserts

  • TVNewser: Even Donald Trump knows that Donald Trump is a joke — he has pulled out as moderator of the upcoming Republican debate.
  • FishbowlLA: Russ Stanton, the Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Times since 2007, is stepping down. He’s being succeeded by Davan Maharaj, the Managing Editor of the paper.
  • FishbowlDC: Want to have fun during the holidays like the Obamas? Eat a lot of pie.

Editor Russ Stanton Leaving LA Times

The Los Angeles Times announced today that Russ Stanton is “stepping down” after four years as the paper’s editor. No reason has been given for his departure. Stanton’s final day will be December 23.

He’ll be replaced by Davan Maharaj, currently the managing editor for news at the LA Times. Maharaj will be the 15th editor of the LAT, and the 5th editor the paper has had in the last 7 years. Quite a revolving door.

More about Maharaj from the LAT release:

He joined the company in 1989, working as a reporter in Orange County, Los Angeles and East Africa. His six-part series “Living on Pennies,” in collaboration with Times photographer Francine Orr, won the 2005 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing and inspired readers to donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid agencies working in Africa.

LA Times Publishes Its First E-book

LA Times staff writer Christopher Goffard has a new, notable badge of honor. He is the first reporter to see his article efforts spun off as an officially sanctioned e-book.

Available for 99 cents, A Nightmare Made Real expands the portrayal of various characters and the remarks of Louis Gonzalez III, a Las Vegas banker accused of a vicious 2008 assault on his ex-girlfriend. The child custody battle gone horribly wrong was initially reported by Goffard as a two-part series in June:

“E-books offer an exciting opportunity to take the Times‘ world-class journalism and present it as a different reading experience,” Times editor Russ Stanton said. “We’re excited to release titles that span our areas of expertise and can be easily and conveniently accessed.”

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LA Times Picks Up RFK Journalism Award

The Los Angeles Times continues its winning streak with a 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for their coverage of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. From editor Russ Stanton‘s newsroom memo:

The Times’ winning entry in the international print category showcased the work of reporters Joe Mozingo, Scott Kraft, Tracy Wilkinson, Tina Susman, Ken Ellingwood and Mitchell Landsberg and photographer Liz Baylen.

All were themes of our reporting on the disaster in Haiti. Among the highlights were Joe’s heart-rending story about a mother’s quest to save her child from a cholera epidemic, Scott’s piece on an 11-year-old street urchin surviving on wits alone in the days after the quake, and Liz’s gallery of still and video images that showed how one survivor struggled to master an artificial leg and then rebuilt his ruined home with scraps of wood and sheet metal.

The RFK Journalism Award “honors those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy‘s concerns including human rights, social justice and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.”

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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LA Times Bell City Scandal Coverage Garners Another Award

A week after receiving a distinguished writing award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the journalists responsible for an LA Times series exposing the colossal corruption among the ranks of Bell city officials have earned another prestigious honor – the George Polk Award for local reporting.

Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives and team of collaborators deserve each and every kudo received for their landmark bit of municipal investigating. It is a story that continues to reverberate, from the photo of administrator Robert “Ratso” Rizzo volunteering as a surfing museum parking lot attendant to a tearful (and highly unconvincing) mea culpa made last week on FOX 11 by former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia.

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