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New editor named in latest Los Angeles Times shake-up

In another newsroom shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk was named editor in chief Monday to replace Lewis D'Vorkin, whose short tenure was marked by clashes with staff.

Kirk, 52, became the third top editor at the Times in less than six months. He had briefly served in the job on an interim basis during a management overhaul from August until November, when D'Vorkin joined the paper.

Kirk previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg News and Adweek.

He became publisher and editor of the Chicago Sun-Times after it was purchased in 2012 by Michael Ferro , who is now chairman of Tronc, Inc., the Los Angeles Times'...