Meredith Artley Named Executive Editor of LATimes.com

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By: E&P Staff

Two weeks after Los Angeles Times editor James O’Shea outlined a bold new strategy to focus on the newspaper’s Web site, the paper has named Meredith Artley executive editor of LATimes.com, according to an article on the site.

Artley, who had been the International Herald Tribune’s director of digital development for the past four years, will move from Paris to Los Angeles to begin work at the Times late next month, according to the article. She also dierected international strategy for NYTimes.com. The IHT’s site saw significant growth under her leadership, increasing its monthly visitors by 200%.

At the site she will be responsible for 30 staffers, and will preside over a redesign as well as the integration of the paper’s print and online newsrooms.

“This is a unique opportunity to live and work in a world-class city and help grow one of the best-known media brands anywhere to its full potential online,” said Artley in the statement quoted by the Times.

Artley began in online journalism in 1996, at the launch of NYTimes.com. She worked as associate editor there for six years and supervised special projects, including the site’s coverage of the 9/11 terror attacks.

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