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Julie Makinen to top editor at Desert Sun

Julie Makinen to top editor at Desert Sun

Julie Makinen

Julie Makinen

Julie Makinen began this week as executive editor of Gannett’s Desert Sun in Palm Springs.

Makinen is a veteran manager of newsrooms in Beijing, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Most recently, she had been a fellow at Stanford University and a faculty member at San Jose State University.

Makinen succeeds Greg Burton, who became executive editor of the Arizona Republic.

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