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March 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, including starring in action movies and lending his name to a policy institute at USC. Now he'll return to a role that stirred controversy during his time in Sacramento: serving as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. The move was announced Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines. Schwarzenegger, who was named Mr. Olympia seven times, first took the editorship shortly after winning the 2003 gubernatorial recall election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2014 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also helped resuscitate the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y. He was 81. He had colon cancer, said his companion, Val Haynes. Forst's journalism career started in the mid-1950s and included stints as cultural editor of the New York Times, assistant city editor of the New York Post and editor in chief of the Boston Herald. He also worked at more than a dozen other publications, including the Houston Press, Boston magazine and the New York Herald Tribune.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Stephen West, an assistant business editor at the Los Angeles Times, has been named executive editor of Daily Variety, a Los Angeles-based trade newspaper that covers the entertainment industry. Peter Pryor, who has been editor of Daily Variety since 1988, becomes editor-at-large. He will work on special projects. West, whose appointment becomes effective Sept. 9, will be in charge of the news operation at the 25,000-circulation daily owned by Cahners Publishing Co.
TRAVEL
April 8, 1990
Leslie A. Ward, a senior editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, has been named Travel Section executive editor. Travel Editor Jerry Hulse, who has directed the section for nearly three decades, will travel widely and continue to write major features and his column of tips. Ward will be responsible for planning and executing all coverage in the section and for editing the twice-yearly Traveling in Style magazine.
NEWS
December 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Miami Herald Executive Editor Janet Chusmir, a pioneering journalist who guided the newspaper to two Pulitzer Prizes, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm at age 60. She collapsed Friday night at her home in Miami Beach and was rushed to St. Francis Hospital in a coma. She died Saturday morning without regaining consciousness, the Herald said. The collapse came only about an hour after she left the Herald's evening news meeting and stopped at desks to extend holiday wishes to reporters and editors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barry Boesch, 51, executive editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle in Denton, Texas, died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor. The newspaper said Boesch died at a Dallas hospital, where he had been for three weeks while battling an infection. He was diagnosed with cancer in March and worked until the summer. Boesch, a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, spent much of his almost 30-year journalism career with the Dallas Morning News.
NEWS
April 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Larry Kramer, an editor of the Washington Post and a former reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, has been named executive editor of the Examiner, it was announced Saturday by Publisher and Editor William Randolph Hearst III. As head of the Post's Metro department, Kramer was credited with broadly increasing the scope and efficiency of the paper's local coverage. He also was the founding editor of the Washington Post National Weekly edition.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1988
William E. Ahearn, managing editor of the Associated Press, has been appointed executive editor to succeed Walter R. Mears, who will become Washington vice president and a political columnist for the news cooperative. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 1989. Ahearn's successor as managing editor will be Martin C. Thompson, 50, who has been AP's bureau chief in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, from starring in action movies to lending his name to a policy institute at the University of Southern California. Now he's going to be returning to a role that stirred controversy during his stint in Sacramento -- Schwarzenegger will once again serve as executive editor at Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. The move was announced on Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, including starring in action movies and lending his name to a policy institute at USC. Now he'll return to a role that stirred controversy during his time in Sacramento: serving as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. The move was announced Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines. Schwarzenegger, who was named Mr. Olympia seven times, first took the editorship shortly after winning the 2003 gubernatorial recall election.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, For the Los Angeles Times
Robert Weil, formerly executive editor at W.W. Norton & Co., is at the helm of the company's recently revived imprint, Liveright & Co., well known for publishing great early 20th-century writers. Liveright's new editor in chief and publishing director, scheduled to appear on a panel about the nuts and bolts of publishing at this weekend's Festival of Books, talks about Norton's surprising move and other issues facing the book industry. Let's talk about how and why the Liveright imprint was revived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2011 | By Joan Giangrasse Kates, Special to Tribune Newspapers
When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine's editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier in Chicago, had a target readership of urban African Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged to the forefront of American consciousness, Nipson helped push the magazine to a broader audience, covering issues important to rural African Americans and branching out into sports, entertainment and the arts. By the time he retired in 1987, after 15 years as executive editor, the magazine enjoyed national recognition and mainstream appeal for both its issue-oriented reporting and its cultural coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barry Boesch, 51, executive editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle in Denton, Texas, died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor. The newspaper said Boesch died at a Dallas hospital, where he had been for three weeks while battling an infection. He was diagnosed with cancer in March and worked until the summer. Boesch, a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, spent much of his almost 30-year journalism career with the Dallas Morning News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2004 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
Andy Rose says he had no idea that lambasting the Chumash Indians over the management of their casino could cost him his job. In a column in the Santa Barbara News-Press, Rose chastised tribal chairman Vincent Armenta for directing a blackjack dealer to provide free chips for Armenta's then-18-year-old son and other patrons. "Kind of takes the sport out of it, doesn't it?" Rose wrote in his Jan. 14, 2003, column.
NEWS
April 5, 1988
C. Shelby Coffey III will become executive editor of The Times effective April 11, Publisher Tom Johnson announced Monday. Coffey, 41, deputy associate editor of The Times, will report to William F. Thomas, editor of The Times. In his new position, Coffey will have responsibility for all news departments except the editorial pages, which will continue to report to Thomas. "Bill Thomas will retire in 1989 after 18 splendid years as editor," Johnson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1989
Robert Rawitch, suburban editor of The Times since 1983, Tuesday was named to the new position of executive editor of the Valley Edition by Editor Shelby Coffey III. Rawitch will assume overall responsibility for the Valley's news-gathering operation. He will work closely with Jeff Hall, the new president of the edition, who is in charge of non-editorial operations. Rawitch will report to Noel Greenwood, deputy managing editor.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2004 | DAVID SHAW
Bill KELLER has been the executive editor of the New York Times for almost a year now, having taken control of the country's most influential newspaper in the aftermath of one embarrassing scandal, in the midst of another and following the forced resignation of the paper's two top editors.
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