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Vernon Loeb Named Houston Chronicle Managing Editor

Vernon Loeb GVernon Loeb has been named managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers owned publication. Loeb comes to the paper from The Washington Post, where he most recently served as metro editor. Prior to his time at WaPo, Loeb served as deputy managing editor for news at The Philadelphia Inquirer, from 2007 to 2011.

“Vernon’s capacity for capturing local rhythms and conducting prize-winning investigative journalism will be an invaluable asset to the Houston Chronicle team and the communities the Chronicle serves,” said Hearst Newspapers president, Mark Aldam, in a statement.

Loeb joins the Chronicle January 15.

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Journalists Discuss Covering Boston Marathon Tragedy

There are going to be a slew of heroic tales that emerge in the coming days regarding the Boston Marathon tragedy, but since we’re media centric here, we thought we’d gather some of the thoughts expressed by journalists covering the event. Below are just a few.

John TlumackiBoston Globe photographer, as told to Time:

I was so shook up about it — I was speechless when I was there [on scene]. My eyes were swelling up behind my camera. We use a camera as a defense but I was shaken when I got back, just scanning the pictures. The other sad part was that I took my shoes off because they were covered in blood from walking on the sidewalk taking pictures.

I always wondered what it would be like when I see photographers covering this stuff all over the world. You go to Israel and then there’s an explosion and photographers are there. It’s haunting to be a journalist and have to cover it. I don’t ever want to have to do that again.

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FBLA EXCLUSIVE: LAT Investigations Editor’s Departure Bittersweet

Vernon Loeb, LAT local investigations editor, is leaving to return to the Philadephia Inquirer as metro editor.

Loeb tells FBLA: “It’s hard leaving the LA Times, and hard leaving LA. I couldn’t pass up an opportnity to go to Philadelphia, work with Bill Marimow and show that locally owned newspapers can not only survive, but flourish. But I’ve got no complaints when it comes to The Times, the senior leaders of the newsroom and the unbelievable investigative reporters I got to work with. I was devastated when Dean Baquet was fired last fall, but I must say, the guy the Tribune Co. brought in to replace him, Jim O’Shea, won me over pretty fast. He’s an old school newspaperman who gets the web, and if Chicago supports the paper, its future is in good hands.”

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