Los Angeles Times

S. Mitra Kalita heads to the L.A. Times to 'develop and refine new styles of journalism'

S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy, LA Times publisher Austin Beutner and editor Davan Maharaj told staff in an email on Wednesday. A creative force behind the business news site Quartz, with a background in traditional journalism as well, Mitra will join The Times … Read More

SXSW report: Washington Post's digital numbers even better than officials claimed

According to Capital New York, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash gave a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive festival on how the technological innovations introduced by Jeff Bezos have changed the newspaper's fortunes. And they made a remarkable claim: according to numbers produced by comScore, the Post's number of unique … Read More

Jose Antonio Vargas and the L.A. Times create a platform for immigration and identity

CNN | Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times announced a new partnership with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in creating #EmergingUS. According to a press release, the multimedia platform will examine "the intersection of race, immigration, identity and the complexities of multiculturalism. #EmergingUS will aim to illuminate these issues and create a dialogue at a … Read More

Journalist on Cuba: 'My mom has been waiting and waiting and waiting'

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A more personal look at the Cuba story On Wednesday, Maria Carrillo, a senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, spent a lot of time on the phone with her mother, a Cuban exile. "I am an American, born here, raised here, never been to the island where my parents were born. But … Read More

Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

It's Thursday. Here's a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you're about to get? UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: "Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon." Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, … Read More

Career beat: Jonathan Greenberger is DC bureau chief for ABC News

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Robert Lopez will be communications director for California State University, Los Angeles. Previously, he was an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. (LA Observed) Robin Sproul will be vice president of public affairs for ABC News. Previously, she was Washington bureau chief there. Jonathan Greenberger will be … Read More

Former suitor for L.A. Times becomes publisher and CEO

Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times today announced that Austin Beutner will be publisher and CEO for the newspaper, succeeding Eddy Hartenstein. Beutner and Los Angeles investor Eli Broad were rumored to have expressed interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Times, along with a block of Tribune Company newspapers last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At the time, "sources" told … Read More