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July 4, 2001
John Montorio, associate managing editor of the New York Times in charge of the Style department, will join the Los Angeles Times in August as deputy managing editor for features. Montorio, 53, will oversee a sharpening of the features sections, which include Calendar, Southern California Living, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Book Review, Travel, Food and Health. He will report to Managing Editor Dean Baquet.
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February 19, 2008 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
John Montorio, Los Angeles Times managing editor for features, said Monday that he was stepping down at the request of the newspaper's new editor in the latest shake-up of top management at The Times. Montorio, 59, a seven-year veteran of The Times who was promoted to managing editor for features in July, said in a memo to his staff that Editor Russ Stanton wants to take coverage in a "different direction, with a new leader."
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BUSINESS
February 19, 2008 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
John Montorio, Los Angeles Times managing editor for features, said Monday that he was stepping down at the request of the newspaper's new editor in the latest shake-up of top management at The Times. Montorio, 59, a seven-year veteran of The Times who was promoted to managing editor for features in July, said in a memo to his staff that Editor Russ Stanton wants to take coverage in a "different direction, with a new leader."
BUSINESS
July 25, 2007 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times promoted two of its top editors Tuesday to managing editor. Assistant Managing Editor John Arthur, a 21-year veteran of the paper, became managing editor for news. Associate Editor John Montorio was named managing editor for features, a new position. In making the appointments, Editor James O'Shea selected from a field of eight internal candidates for the position left by Douglas Frantz, who resigned this month to become the Wall Street Journal's Middle East bureau chief.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2007 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times promoted two of its top editors Tuesday to managing editor. Assistant Managing Editor John Arthur, a 21-year veteran of the paper, became managing editor for news. Associate Editor John Montorio was named managing editor for features, a new position. In making the appointments, Editor James O'Shea selected from a field of eight internal candidates for the position left by Douglas Frantz, who resigned this month to become the Wall Street Journal's Middle East bureau chief.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2001
Bret Israel, editor of the Los Angeles Times' Southern California Living section, has been named senior editor of Calendar, effective at the end of this month. Israel will be responsible for the Weekend, Sunday and daily Calendar sections, which in recent years operated as independent units.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2005 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times announced Monday that it would discontinue its Outdoors section as a cost-cutting measure, with the last edition appearing Dec. 6. Times Editor Dean Baquet said he decided to cut the section in the face of higher newsprint costs, flat revenue, competition from the Internet and other pressures common to many newspapers.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2005 | Jesus Sanchez, Times Staff Writer
Investigative journalist Doug Frantz and Deputy Managing Editor Leo Wolinsky on Tuesday were named managing editors of the Los Angeles Times as part of top-level management changes by new Editor Dean Baquet. Frantz and Wolinsky will share the No. 2 spot in the paper's editorial department, which was left vacant when Baquet became editor in August after John Carroll retired.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Starting Sunday, the Los Angeles Times will introduce redesigned features sections that the paper said would "capture the worlds of entertainment, culture and lifestyle in a voice that's expressly for Southern California." The changes will include several new columns, features and listings, as well as improved coverage of health and food. The Calendar section will be expanded, and the Southern California Living section will no longer be published.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2005 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
After a nearly four-year national search, the Los Angeles Times has appointed Charles McNulty, a Village Voice senior editor and head of the MFA program in dramaturgy and theater criticism at Brooklyn College, as its theater critic. A native New Yorker, McNulty, 39, describes himself as a lifelong "theater person." "I think there's a compelling story to be told about L.A. theater," he said Monday from the Village Voice offices in Manhattan.
NEWS
July 4, 2001
John Montorio, associate managing editor of the New York Times in charge of the Style department, will join the Los Angeles Times in August as deputy managing editor for features. Montorio, 53, will oversee a sharpening of the features sections, which include Calendar, Southern California Living, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Book Review, Travel, Food and Health. He will report to Managing Editor Dean Baquet.
NEWS
August 25, 2005 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
THE Los Angeles Times named David L. Ulin, a veteran literary critic and champion of West Coast writers, as its book editor Wednesday. Ulin's appointment fills a position left vacant since Steve Wasserman resigned in May to take a position with a New York literary agency. Deputy Managing Editor John Montorio said Ulin will be responsible for the newspaper's Sunday Book Review and for book coverage and reviews in other parts of the paper.
OPINION
April 24, 2005 | Jamie Court, Jamie Court, president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, is author of "Corporateering."
Outside the Tent is an occasional feature in which the Los Angeles Times invites an outside critic to lament as deplorable some aspect of a Southern California newspaper whose book fest is bigger than any on that other coast. * My alma mater, Pomona College in Claremont, used to call itself the "Harvard of the West" until the school recognized that becoming a great college meant finding its own unique voice, not imitating the creme de la creme of East Coast institutions.
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