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Troubled Los Angeles Times appoints Jim Kirk as editor amid unrest

In an interview Sunday night, Kirk, 52, conveyed a willingness to improve morale in the newsroom and calm the tensions

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The paper this year has dealt with a successful unionisation vote, a leave of absence for its publisher and a swelling sense of mistrust in its newsroom

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In an attempt to calm rising newsroom tensions at The Los Angeles Times, the paper was expected to name Jim Kirk, a veteran journalist and former editor and publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, as its next editor in chief on Monday, according to company officials.

Kirk, who joined Tronc, the parent company of The Times, in August, will replace Lewis D’Vorkin, whose brief stint atop one of the country’s most prominent newspapers touched off widespread unrest in the newsroom.

D’Vorkin, 65, who became the newspaper’s top editor in November, will become Tronc’s chief content officer, a strategic role that will involve establishing

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 9:34 PM IST

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