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Posts Tagged ‘Scott Smith’

Former Daily Trojan Editors-in-Chief Reminisce About Their Days on Campus

During its first hundred years, USC’s Daily Trojan has been guided by some mightily impressive editors-in-chief. Everyone from “The Fastest Human in the World” (1920 Summer Olympics gold medalist Charles Paddock) to various LA Times employees (Roger Smith, Kate Mather).

For the paper’s Centennial Supplement, reporter Alexis Driggs runs through this and other aspects of the paper’s top-down ranks, followed by a compilation of testimonial quotes from various former Trojan newsroom quarterbacks. The remembrances are all worth reading, starting with this one from Sara Libby, EIC in the fall of 2005. She is currently transitioning from associate editor at Talking Points Memo to managing editor at Voice of San Diego:

“The most important thing I learned was that ultimately, the big decisions lay with me and I had to trust myself on them. Obviously there was always pushback from certain student groups who felt they were being covered unfairly, but even I had professors trying to get me fired or expelled for covering them. But I tried to just tell myself and my staff that if we were being fair and working hard, we would land on our feet, and we did.”

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Chicago Tribune Editor Resigns

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Richard Prince is reporting (fourth item down) that Ann Marie Lipinski has resigned from her post as editor of the Chicago Tribune, where she has worked since she was a summer intern in 1978.

Lipinski doesn’t name Sam Zell as the reason for her departure — in fact, she’s careful not to poison the well at all. In one of the classiest resignation letters we’ve ever seen, she tells the staff only “professionally, this position is not the fit it once was.”

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LAT Buy-Out Memo Follow-up From O’Shea

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Editor Jim O’Shea asks staff not to give in to anger and hate–especially over the “unnamed (Trib )executives” who’ve gathered some hefty bonuses for working on the sale to Sam Zell. Scott Smith, president of Tribune Publishing got $400,000, just to name one name.

To the Staff:

I know this is not a happy day for people in the newsroom, including me.

As you all probably have heard by now, we announced today the preliminary steps for another staff reduction at the Los Angeles Times.

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