AJR  The Beat
From AJR,   March 2003

Longer Résumé?   

Jim Bellows, an 80-year-old former editor known for the number of jobs he's held in journalism, advises former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan on launching a weekly newspaper.

By Kathryn S. Wenner
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at the Washington Post.     

Peripatetic editor Jim Bellows advises the former mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan, on launching the Los Angeles Examiner, a weekly tabloid Riordan hopes to start publishing in June. Bellows says he would take a permanent role if it's offered. "I certainly encouraged the mayor months ago to get involved and get going," says Bellows, 80, whom AJR profiled as "the editor with the longest résumé in journalism" (June 1992). Ken Layne, editor of the Examiner's prototype edition, told the Los Angeles Times that if it gets off the ground, the paper will ask Bellows to take a formal title.