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LA Times names new editorial page editor

April 14, 2007 at 10:54 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Times named a new editorial page editor to replace the man who resigned over the paper's decision not to run a guest-edited special section.

Jim Newton, the paper's Los Angeles city-county bureau chief, was appointed editorial page editor, the Times said in a news release. Newton will oversee the Times' editorial and opinion pages.

He replaces Andres Martinez who resigned in March after it was announced that the newspaper would cancel publication of a Sunday's Current section to avoid the appearance that a conflict of interest after Hollywood producer Brian Grazer was tapped as a guest editor. Grazer had a business relationship with a woman Martinez had dated. Eventually the quarterly guest editor program was scrapped.

Newton joined the Los Angeles Times in 1989.

Topics: Brian Grazer
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