Alan Mittelstaedt has quit his job as associate editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He gave notice this morning.
Mittelstaedt's sudden departure caps a tumultuous few weeks at the legal paper, starting with the ouster of Editor Marty Berg. It was Berg who hired Mittelstaedt back in August, with the hope that he'd bring with him the muckraking journalism he'd practiced at LA CityBeat and the LA Weekly.
From all accounts Mittelstaedt was popular with the reporting staff, but he decided to move on after a change in editorial leadership.