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.