Changes in journalism this week: Deaths, career moves

An attempt at a regular, in-no-way-comprehensive feature. Keep me in the loop: REST IN PEACE: • Emily Morris, who was the Web editor for Montgomery media and the editor of the Souderton Independent and News Herald, died after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident. She was 31. • Jesse Linares, who was a deputy editor at Hoy Los Angeles, died Saturday. He was 49 and had cancer. JOB CHANGES: • Randy Smith has decided to retire from the Wall Street Journal "after 30 years, some 10 beats, a Polk award, a piece of a Pulitzer prize and a book," Matt Murray writes in an email to staff. • Sharon Pian Chan will become new associate opinions editor/digital for The Seattle Times next month. She had been a senior producer for The Seattle Times home page and mobile platforms. Chan is also a vice president of UNITY Journalists and is a former president of the Asian American Journalists Association. Read More