Upheaval At LAT Magazine

Publisher Penn Jones has resigned from Los Angeles Times Magazine, and less than a month after its launch, weekly magazine insert LAetcetera is temporarily suspending publication. LA Observed has the memo from marketing chief John T. O’Loughlin:

From: O’Loughlin, John Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:02 PM Subject: Changes in LA Magazine

Effectively immediately, LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine Publisher Penn Jones has left the Los Angeles Times Media Group to pursue other opportunities. An aggressive search for his successor is now underway and, in the interim, Associate Publisher, Nora Gervais will be your primary liaison. She can be reached at 213-237-6134 or xxxxxx@latimes.com.

I’ve just gotten a sneak peak at the coming June 7th “Music” issue and it’s shaping up really quite nicely. Please know we’ve now extended the close-date to you and your clients through tomorrow, Friday 5/23. The weekly LAetcetera will publish this Sunday 5/24 and then suspend publication for the foreseeable future while we revise the overall LA planning calendar.

As always, thanks for your interest and continued support. JTO

John T. O’Loughlin
EVP and CMO/Targeted Media and Marketing
Los Angeles Times Media Group

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