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New York, Aug 23, 2017: The highest ranking Indian-origin journalist of American daily ‘The Los Angeles Times’, Davan Maharaj was removed as the editor after having served 28 years at the news organization. The step was a result of the shakeup of newspaper’s top management.

According to a report in the LA Times, “Maharaj was terminated along with a handful of other senior editors, including Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin, Deputy Managing Editor for Digital Megan Garvey and Assistant Managing Editor of Investigations Matt Doig.”

Maharaj is a native of Trinidad who started off his journey as a summer intern in 1989 and worked as a correspondent in Los Angeles, Orange County, and East Africa. He later worked as the business editor, assistant foreign editor, and managing editor. A six-part series titled as ‘Living on Pennies’ produced by Maharaj in collaboration with photographer Francine Orr, won the 2005 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing.

During the tenures of Maharaj as an editor, The Times won three Pulitzer Prizes.

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The LA Times report quoted Maharaj saying in the mail “During the last 28 years, it has been an honor working with the best journalists in a great American newsroom.”

He adds, “They are indomitable, and I wish them well in their continued fight to serve our community. I’m proud of the work we’ve done.”

Ross Levinsohn, an experienced media person who worked at Fox and had worked as interim chief of Yahoo, was entitled as publisher and chief executive of the LA Times.

Jim Kirk, who was publisher and editor of the Chicago Sun-Times was named interim editor.

The move is a part of the organization’s plans to invest more resources towards ushering it into the digital age. Tronc, the parent company of The Times had also removed three other high-level editors.

The report further added that the shake-up came a month after an investigative report was published in The Times that unveiled that the former dean of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine had partied with a prostitute and drug dealers, including on campus.

Some journalists who assisted the project accosted senior corporate management to express concern that Maharaj and Duvoisn had delayed the story for fear of perturbing USC, which hosts the newspaper’s annual Festival of Books.

The report added, Maharaj and Duvoisin, however, defended the handling of the story by telling that sensitive and complicated articles take months to report, edit and legally review.

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