LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 28, 2009 – Following the well-received launch of its redesigned site, the Los Angeles Times today announced Sean Gallagher as Managing Editor, Online. In his new role Gallagher will be responsible for the overall reader experience on latimes.com and on the Los Angeles Times Media Group's growing portfolio of digital properties.
"Sean's talent, integrity and command of virtually every facet of online publishing have been crucial to latimes.com's success," said Times Editor Russ Stanton. "He will provide valuable leadership as we continue to evolve and has already played a key role in helping shape our round-the-clock, fully-integrated newsroom."
Gallagher is charged with working across The Times newsroom and masthead, and in tandem with Managing Editor, Print Jon Thurber, to ensure a consistent and complementary multimedia experience and continued integration of print and Web efforts. In addition, he will continue to manage and implement the daily news and features online that have made latimes.com one of the fastest-growing newspaper sites.
Gallagher joined latimes.com in 2006 as an associate editor, coordinating the news report and overseeing the expansion of the Health and Business sections' online offerings. He was appointed the site's managing editor in 2007, was a key contributor to important innovation initiatives and oversaw the recent redesign that has won much acclaim from readers and industry analysts. Gallagher was previously web director of the San Diego Daily Transcript and spent more than five years at nytimes.com. He also has worked at the Village Voice as a researcher and at Scholastic Books as a production editor and is a graduate of Fordham University.
About the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times (http://latimes.com) is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 2 million and 3 million on Sunday, and a combined print and interactive local weekly audience of 4.5 million. The fast-growing latimes.com draws over 10 million unique visitors monthly.
The Los Angeles Times Media Group businesses and affiliates also include The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com), Times Community Newspapers, Brand X (http://thisisbrandx.com), LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine (http://latimesmagazine.com), Hoy (http://vivelohoy.com), and California Community News and - combined with the flagship Los Angeles Times - reach approximately 5.9 million or 44% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for over 127 years and is part of Tribune Company, one of the country's leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting. Additional information is available at http://latimes.com/mediacenter.
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