Category Archives: Editors

I finally hit the big time

The announcement on the promotion of Larry Wilson, Pasadena Star News editor, to public editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, Star News, SGVTribune, Whittier Daily News, found its way to LA Observed. And deep within all the shuffling … Continue reading

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Even Homer nods

Kevin Roderick picks up on Foothill Cities noting that *Assemblywoman Nell Soto, D-Ontario, hasn’t been seen for awhile, apparently because of pneumonia.. Unfortunately, Roderick also tweaks us for not noticing. I did notice, but we don’t cover Soto, who represents … Continue reading

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This week’s cartoon

We did this story in connection with the Ken Burns film.

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Reader question

A reader asks, “Have you ever thought about asking your readers what they want and what they don’t want? Or do you just assume that you know what’s best?” It’s a fair question. The answer is — it depends. There … Continue reading

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“Other than the cancer and the $25 million lawsuit, Im doing all right. If I can have that sense of humor when things are bad, I’ll be doing all right.

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Um, duh

“And hopefully this will be some kind of subtle message to other newsrooms that if you can spare the time and the resources to turn a reporter loose for a good bit of time, then something good might happen.”

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Correction of the day

L.A. Times: An article in Wednesday’s Calendar section about an English-language newspaper in Mexico City referred to the many U.S. ex-patriots who live there. It should have said expatriates.

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We miss stories every day. Sometimes it’s because we make the wrong choices. Other times it’s because we don’t have the resources. Buffeted by lagging advertising and shrinking circulation, papers across the country, including ours, are trying different ways to … Continue reading

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Public access to schools

I have a card that shows the state law that allows me, as a journalist, the right to get on to school grounds. Districts that have stopped me usually gave me the exemption “for safety reasons or disruption of class.” … Continue reading

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