LA Times Editorial Page Editor Andres Martinez left the newspaper this morning when publisher David Hiller decided not to proceed with this Sunday's Current section. Why? Apparently Martinez was having an affair with Hollywood film producer Brian Grazer's publicist. Grazer, meanwhile, was tapped as a "guest editor" of this week's Current. Martinez denies any conflict of interest, but Hiller said appearances required canning the segment.
* David Hiller, Publisher, Los Angeles Times
* David Folkenflik, Correspondent, Media and Arts Information Unit, NPR
* Kelly McBride, Ethics Group Leader for the Poynter Institute