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Scott Kraft to managing editor at Los Angeles Times

Scott Kraft is now managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. He had been deputy managing editor and previously was front-page editor and national editor. He also had been a bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Paris. Also at The Times, Kimi Yoshino became deputy managing editor. She had been business editor…

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Glen Smith is First Amendment Coalition legal fellow

Glen A. Smith, a veteran First Amendment lawyer, becomes the inaugural FAC Legal Fellow at the San Rafael-based First Amendment Coalition. Smith is a former chief of litigation at the Los Angeles Times and later served in broadcast as assistant chief counsel at ABC and as production counsel for Telepictures Productions in Burbank. “FAC has…

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Skye Kinkade new editor in Yreka

Skye Kinkade is now editor of GateHouse Media’s Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka, the newspaper reports. She previously was a reporter at the company’s Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers (Mount Shasta Herald, Weed Press and Dunsmuir News). “I’m committed to bringing locally sourced news to the pages of the newspaper and its website, and telling stories…

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Joe Tarica to editor at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo

Joe Tarica is now editor of McClatchy’s The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, the newspaper reports. He had been senior editor and had served as interim editor since the retirement of Sandra Duerr in December 2017. Tarica was an intern in 1991 at the newspaper while a student at Cal Poly and has been a…

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Christopher Livingston to managing editor at Daily Independent in Ridgecrest

Christopher Livingston in May became managing editor of GateHouse Media’s Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, the newspaper reported. “I expect big things of Christopher and am sure the DI and community will not be disappointed,” Publisher John Watkins said. Livingston, a CSU Fresno alum, had been sports editor for three years. He succeeded Jack Barnwell, who…

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Ariel Carmona Jr. named editor at Lake County Record-Bee

Ariel Carmona Jr. is now managing editor of Digital First Media’s Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport, the newspaper reports. He had been editor of the Willits News since Fall 2016. Carmona previously reported for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in West Covina, the Orange County Register and for news outlets in New Mexico. Previous Editor…

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Abbey Knupp is city editor at Willits News

Abbey Knupp became city editor of Digital First Media’s Willits News, the newspaper reports. She is a recent journalism graduate from Ohio University. Krupp succeeds Ariel Carmona Jr., who became editor of the Lake County Record-Bee.

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Kevin Davis to publisher in Atascadero and Paso Robles

Kevin Davis is now publisher of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, The News reports. Davis’ career has included service at the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos Enterprise and at newspapers in Indiana, Georgia and Nevada. Most recently, he was group publisher for Community Media Corp.’s Seal Beach Sun, Catalina Islander and…

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Norberto Santana expands board service

Norberto Santana Jr., publisher of Voice of OC, a CNPA Digital News Member, was re-elected to the board of directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News, where he has served since 2014. Voice of OC also reports that Santana is now a member of the board of directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

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