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L.A. Story II

The earlier heads up was accurate. John Carroll is out and heir apparent Dean Baquet is in at the Los Angeles Times. Times

The story on the Times site is very straightforward, but the smart money says Howie Kurtz et. al. will go deeper in the next 24 hours.

When the Jayson Blair scandal led to the departure of New York Times executive editor Howell Raines, Baquet, a former New York Times national editor, was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for that job. Bill Keller got that gig and since then, it's been widely believed that Baquet would succeed Carroll.
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