Los Angeles Times Announces Masthead Changes

LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2008 – To further the Los Angeles Times mission to deliver a rich balance of news, information, features and opinion, several promotions have been made within the senior editorial ranks. Alice Short has been elevated to assistant managing editor for features, overseeing The Times Food, Health, Home, Image and Travel sections' print and multimedia coverage.

"Alice brings a clear, creative eye and a deep understanding of readers' needs and interests for her new position," said Editor Russ Stanton. "She also has longstanding relationships across the newsroom and will provide valuable journalistic leadership as we continue to evolve."

Short has worked at The Times for over 21 years, starting as deputy editor of the Valley Edition and later serving as editor of the former View and Life & Style sections and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. She has been the California features editor since March 2006. Before joining The Times, Short was a reporter for the Burbank Daily Review, editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and editor for a management journal with the USC graduate school of management.

On its Opinion pages, The Times hosts – and leads – a running civic conversation about Los Angeles and the world as viewed from here, and Nicholas Goldberg has been upped to serve as the section's deputy editor. He will also join the editorial board, working alongside Editor Jim Newton to further develop key features and coordinate and integrate Opinion's editorial pages, Op-Ed pages, letters and Sunday coverage, and is responsible for all online content and coverage. Goldberg joined The Times in 2002 as Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor. He spent many years as a reporter for Newsday and served as that publication's Jerusalem-based Middle East bureau chief.

Sue Horton will replace Goldberg as Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor in November, marking a return to the Opinion pages after serving as deputy editor for the California section. Horton was previously editor of the L.A. Weekly and spent seven years as a USC professor. She also is the author of a nonfiction book, "The Billionaire Boys Club," which was the basis for an NBC miniseries. "Nick brings intellectual depth to our editorial pages, and is an extraordinary editor with a keen eye and sound judgment. I'm delighted he's agreed to help me manage the department," said Newton. "Sue, meanwhile, is one of the most creative, enthusiastic and talented editors at The Times. Her energy will help us think freshly about what we do and how we do it."

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