In the latest major shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper's parent company, Tronc, has installed Chicago Sun-Times editor and publisher Jim Kirk as interim editor of the L.A. Times. The newspaper's publisher will be Ross Levinsohn, who has no experience in newspapers but worked at Fox and Yahoo.
Two other top editors were also fired Monday morning, the newspaper reported: Deputy Managing Editor for Digital Megan Garvey and Assistant Managing Editor of Investigations Matt Doig.
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Sharon McNary, KPCC reporter who’s been following the story
Ken Doctor, media analyst who focuses on the transformation of consumer media in the digital age; author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get” (St. Martin’s Press, 2010)