Saturday, February 28, 2015

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

New head of Times Community News says he sees value in print journalism.

From the left; Russ Newton, Larry Brush, and Raul Campos

Readers may soon see papers in coin-operated newspaper boxes again, said Times Community News Publisher Russ Newton, a move he said will increase the availability of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to interested readers as well as highlight its worth.

“We are going to charge something for the newspaper,” said Newton, who added that it’s not about raising money, but because “there’s value to the product.”

Earlier this month, Austin Beutner, publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, named Newton publisher of Times Community News, a portfolio of local papers that includes the News-Press, the Burbank Leader and the La CaƱada Valley Sun. He will also oversee three community titles based in Orange County: The Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent. 

Full article can be read here

I'm uncertain if I should congratulate Russ or offer sympathy, is this actually a promotion or a demotion? 


Anonymous said...

Will look he did to the la time we will never be the same

Anonymous said...

Two geniuses on the left

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Anonymous said...

I think russ has it backwards HE has no value

Anonymous said...

In the full article it saya "The papers’ last publisher was Gordon Tomaske, who left that position roughly six years ago."

Being given a job that has been unfilled for six years? Does not sound like there is an urgent need there.

Anonymous said...

The guy in the middle was a real Mental giant