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Posts Tagged ‘Todd Martens’

More Carnage at the LA Times

More names from yesterday’s layoffs at the LA Times have come out. Assistant Travel editor Jane Engle was let go. LA Observed has her goodbye memo. Sports columnist Jerry Crowe was also cut.

Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of yesterday’s horrible news was that the website of  the Times took some serious hits too. Blog editor Tony Pierce was let go as was web producer Kelsey Ramos-Conroy.

Much to the disappointment of Media Matters, we’re sure, Pierce’s pal Andrew Malcolm is still around.

LA Observed beat us to it, but we too got a hold of Pierce’s goodbye letter.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

35098523.jpgUn-Strike The Set: Usually when a film wraps up in a state park, rangers can’t wait for the crew to get rid of the last vestige of Hollywood nonsense. But Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas is inviting an old set piece back: a partially reconstructed “camp” from M.A.S.H.

35061046.jpgWhat Do The Presidential Candidates Watch On TV? Really? It’s come to this? Really? “Oh, Canada!”

feist_ipod_500.jpgFeist iPod Hoodie? Todd Martens picks up on a clever trend in the face of declining record sales: Band crap. It’s a good piece, and seeing all the products in one place like that makes us feel a little cheap, a little used. A little like the groupie we never were. Thanks, Todd!

Revolving Door: Todd Martens Heads To The LAT. Other People Do Stuff, Too

Billboard’s indies reporter, Todd Martens, starts his new gig as a producer for the LAT entertainment site tomorrow.

latimes.com also hired Dean Kuipers, formerly of City Beat, for a management position.

Meanwhile, Billboard is also losing Brian Garrity, who covered digital for the trade. He’ll be covering a similar beat for the New York Post.

Congrats, kids.