Sep 17, 2009

Newton to step down as Times editorial pages editor

Jim Newton, editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial pages, will step down next week. Deputy editor Nick Goldberg will assume the editor's job and oversee the paper's editorial board.

Newton, who's stated reason for leaving is to finish his book on Eisenhower, will remain on the masthead as editor-at-large, and will continue to write opinion pieces and maintain a his seat on the editorial board.

Publisher Eddy Hartenstein's memo announcing the changes is here.

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