Times Mirror said Wednesday that it is forming a new operations management committee, a group of senior executives that will supervise the operations of the corporation's newspapers and other communications properties.
Tom Johnson, publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and David Laventhol, publisher of Newsday on Long Island, N.Y., were named senior vice presidents and members of the committee. Johnson previously was group vice president for Western newspapers. Laventhol held the same title for Eastern newspapers.
Times Mirror, based in Los Angeles, publishes eight newspapers and owns various other media properties in television, cable television, magazines, books and electronics.
Also on the committee are Robert F. Erburu, president and chief executive; Phillip Williams, executive vice president for newspapers and television, and Dow W. Carpenter, senior vice president for book, magazine, cable television and other operations. Erburu, Williams and Carpenter previously comprised the company's newspaper management committee.