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Paul Thornton, editor of Letters to the Editor

September 7, 2010 |  3:44 pm

Editorial Pages Editor Nicholas Goldberg announced the appointment of a new editor for Letters to the Editor:

Paul Thornton, the longtime Web producer for the editorial pages, will become our new letters editor.

In this position, Paul will be responsible for culling through the hundreds of letters we get from readers each week, selecting the ones we want to publish and editing them into clear, coherent arguments.

Paul began at The Times as an intern in 2004 and became a staffer in 2005. Since then he’s worked as a researcher, been a blogger, written editorials and served as head of our opinion web operations. He’s done a great job keeping our OpinionLA blog in line, editing submissions for the feature known as “Blowback”, and generally keeping our Internet presence up to snuff.

Raised in Southern California, Paul is a graduate of UC Berkeley.