NYT Takes Baquet. LAT Gets Artley: LAT hired Meredith Artley, digital development director the International Herald Tribune’s online edition, as executive editor of latimes.com.
Advice For The LAT: It’s nice that you’re beefing up your online staff. But if you’re looking for cost-cutting measures, don’t lay off writers, tell the writers to lay off gambling with Times’ money. Especially if they’re going to bet on the Bears.
Red Carpet In the Rotunda: Hollywood is getting into the lobbying game today, meeting with lawmakers, giving presentations about the dangers of piracy and contributions of the movie industry to the GNP. And in case that doesn’t work, they’re getting Clint Eastwood to wave and smile at them.