Details emerge in suspension of LA Times biz editor
Ricardo Lopez of Variety has more details on the two-day suspension of Los Angeles Times business editor Kimi Yoshino.
Lopez writes, “Yoshino was meeting with the paper’s entertainment business team when D’Vorkin interrupted and led the editor away. That left business editors in the dark as their Slack messages to Yoshino regarding planning decisions for the next day’s business section went unanswered.
“She left so abruptly that when a business editor managed to reach her, she asked that someone enter her office to log her out of her laptop, which she was not able to retrieve.
“Business editors later met with D’Vorkin to ask for an explanation about the suspension of Yoshino, a 17-year vet of the paper and well-regarded editor who has overseen a department that had received general excellence awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2015 and 2016. D’Vorkin reiterated to the business editors that he could not comment on why Yoshino was suspended and declined to answer questions about her return.”
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