LA Times editor to step down amongst rumors of more layoffs

Posted on December 14, 2011


Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton will step down on Dec. 23. Stanton has been editor since 2007 and has seen the paper go through a very hard time. During his tenure, the newsroom staff alone was cut from 900 employees to 550 and the paper started focusing more on regional news instead of national. According to a Reuters’ source, the paper is facing more layoffs in the coming months and that may have played a part in Stanton’s resignation. However, neither Stanton or the paper will confirm. Managing editor Davan Maharaj will replace Stanton on Dec. 23. The LA Times is a Tribune Co. paper.