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February 9, 2007 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
Foreign correspondent and business journalist Davan Maharaj was named Thursday to replace Russ Stanton as business editor of the Los Angeles Times. Maharaj has served in various posts since joining the paper in 1990, advancing from general assignment reporter in Orange County to business writer, Nairobi bureau chief and, most recently, deputy business editor.
February 7, 2007 | Daryl Strickland, Times Staff Writer
Meredith Artley, who helped lead the International Herald Tribune's online edition to substantial growth, was named executive editor of on Tuesday. The appointment came two weeks after Times Editor James E. O'Shea put forth an ambitious plan to combine operations of the newspaper and its website, an effort he described as crucial for ensuring The Times' reputation as a premier news outlet.
June 29, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Managing Editor Douglas Frantz will leave The Times to become Middle East bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, he announced Thursday. The former foreign correspondent served nearly two years as one of the paper's top editors. "I felt like I had done as much as I could in this job. My true love is reporting and writing," said Frantz, who in his new position will be based in Istanbul, Turkey, his home for many years before moving to Los Angeles. His last day will be July 6.
November 14, 2006 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
On his first day as editor of the Los Angeles Times, James E. O'Shea pledged to the newspaper's staff Monday that he would fight to ensure that "this paper will remain a major force in American journalism." The former Chicago Tribune managing editor acknowledged that he was stepping into a difficult situation -- following popular Editor Dean Baquet, who was ousted last week after battling staff cuts proposed by Tribune Co., The Times' Chicago-based corporate parent.
March 2, 2007 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
Nominations for the 27th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday, along with the winner of this year's Robert Kirsch Award. The finalists in nine categories were unveiled by Kenneth Turan, a Times film critic and Director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. Winners will be announced April 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, as part of the newspaper's annual Festival of Books.
November 8, 2006 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times Editor Dean Baquet will step down from his post Friday after, he said, he was asked to resign for opposing additional staff reductions that he feared would threaten the quality of the newspaper. Times Publisher David D. Hiller announced Tuesday that Baquet would be replaced by James E. O'Shea, currently managing editor of the Chicago Tribune and a 30-year news veteran with experience in national, foreign and investigative reporting.
January 22, 2008 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writers
Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell on Monday backed Los Angeles Times Publisher David D. Hiller's decision to replace the newspaper's editor. "I've said loud and clear that I am returning control of our businesses to the people who run them," Zell told Tribune employees in an e-mail message. "That means David Hiller has my full support. He carries direct responsibility for the staffing and financial success of the L.A. Times." Hiller said in an interview that he notified Zell last week that James E.
April 24, 2007 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times announced Monday that it would offer voluntary buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff of 2,775 by as many as 150 employees -- seven months after two of the paper's top executives spoke out against such cuts. Publisher David D. Hiller said in an e-mail to the newspaper's workers that the reductions were necessary because revenue and cash flow continue to fall with the company about to be sold to Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell.
November 8, 2006 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
About the only person who advised Chicago Tribune Managing Editor James E. O'Shea to take the job of editor of The Times was his friend Dean Baquet, the person he's replacing. "Almost everybody else told me I'd be crazy to do it because Dean's such a popular editor and there'd be resentment of anybody else, particularly somebody from Chicago," O'Shea said Tuesday. "But, honestly, I think I can help."
July 15, 2008 | Michael A. Hiltzik, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times Publisher David D. Hiller resigned Monday after a 21-month tenure that encompassed the departures of two Times editors and plans for the sharpest staff and production cuts in the newspaper's history amid a continuing slide in advertising revenue. Tribune Co. -- which owns The Times and other media assets, including the Chicago Tribune and KTLA-TV Channel 5, as well as the Chicago Cubs baseball team -- named no successor to Hiller.
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