Baquet in the saddle

Dean Baquet assumed the editorship of the LAT yesterday.

Dean Baquet assumed the editorship of the LAT yesterday. I’ve just read today’s paper in its entirety, and it looks pretty good except for an even-less-funny-than-usual ‘Sally Forth’ strip which I suppose Baquet can’t be blamed for. L.A. Observed has a round-up of upcoming media coverage of the LAT, including a Ken Auletta New Yorker story on the paper/the future of newspapers in general, a Los Angeles Magazine piece by L.A. Observed’s Kevin Roderick and a Nikki Finke LA Weekly column on the Calendar section which, reports Roderick, “editors in Calendar are bracing for.” Sounds there’s good reading ahead.