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Who is the editor of the LA Times?

Asked by chad (694points) February 18th, 2008

On a recent English paper, I listed the editor as a Mr. Jim O’Shea. However, upon receiving the paper back, I was marked off on this, as my teacher wrote that “O’Shea has recently resigned”. Do you know who the new editor is?

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John S Carrol

gooch's avatar

Oops my bad Russ Stanton replaced O’Shea.

artemisdivine's avatar

dont feel badly its VERY recent change fyi…. wow exciting company very opinionated people…

New Top Editor for Los Angeles Times, the 4th in 3 Years
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Published: February 15, 2008 <——

The Los Angeles Times named a new top editor on Thursday, Russ Stanton, three weeks after the previous editor, James E. O’Shea, was forced out for resisting another in a series of staff cuts.

Mr. Stanton, who has been running The Times’s Web site, will take charge of an deeply unsettled newsroom that in less than three years has lost three chief editors, all of whom publicly protested the shrinking of the news staff.

LA Times Names Stanton Editor; Staff Shake-Up Has Bellack And Barrett Heading Digital

Ousted L.A. Times editor blasts newspapers’ “psychology of surrender”
For the second time in a little over a year, the Los Angeles Times has lost its editorial director over conflicts between the editorial side and the business side of the paper. Last fall a similar drama played out when Dean Baquet (now Washington, DC, bureau chief for the New York Times) was fired by the paper’s owner, the Tribune Company, for refusing to axe newsroom positions.

At that time, James E. O’Shea was brought in from the Chicago Tribune to take over editorial direction of the paper, on the assumption that he would be more sympathetic to management. Moreover, in December Chicago entrepreneur Samuel Zell took over the paper and criticized the previous management, saying that the paper’s viability depended on improvements on the revenue side rather than the cost side.

But on his departure, last Monday, O’Shea sent a memo to his staff in which he wrote the following. (BTW, articles in the New York Times and elsewhere have alluded to the memo or excerpted from it but have not run or linked to the full memo. I think that illustrates a fundamental problem with contemporary news journalism right there.)

fluthertester1's avatar

Thank you! I needed this for an english paper just the other day!!

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