James Rainey

Variety

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Senior film reporter for Variety; former media columnist for the Los Angeles Times

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After 13 months as publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Austin Beutner announced today that he is leaving… immediately.

Austin Beutner Is Fired by the LA Times

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