Posted on February 18, 2008
Positive developments in Los Angeles?
Some highlights from a speech to the L.A. Times newsroom by Russ Stanton, the new editor, on Feb. 14, 2008 (thanks, Marco!):
Yesterday, we rolled out the first of our breaking news blogs, in Metro — L.A. Now — which is led by blogger extraordinaire Veronique de Turenne. And the first of our neighborhood pages will debut this spring.
We have several cases of new video gear in the building, an entire video staff, and we’re about to hire a full-time instructor to teach those who are interested how to shoot and edit video for their stories. [Oh. My. God. Catch me! I’m fainting!]
We were one of the very few papers in the country to report a gain in circulation in the most recent six-month reporting period.
Online, our traffic continues to grow more than 20% annually and at a greater rate than the rest of our industry.
What kind of speeches has your editor made lately?