Oct 21, 2009

Four in the morning

1. Electric Times: Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton puts his faith in electronic readers as the the paper lays off another 10 people from the newsroom. LA Observed

2. Friendly chat: In a Q&A with the Pasadena Star-News, Former Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian talks about his local legacy as he prepares to takeover as head of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Service. PSN

3. The new media's progressive ideals: Huffington Post's new book editor dismisses the idea that her job at Penguin's publishing house might be a conflict of interest, and thinks the thought of paying writers for their submissions is old-world thinking. LAT

4. Witness to the executions: Most regional newspapers in Texas don't find executions compelling enough to send their own reporters. Instead, they rely on the AP and reporter Michael Graczyk, who has watched over 300 people die. NYT

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