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Los Angeles, CA ??" Tuesday, September 18, 2007 ??" TOWN HALL LOS ANGELES welcomes David D. Hiller, Publisher, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, September 27, 2007, at The Regency Club as part of TOWN HALL WEST. Angelenos will have the opportunity to ask Hiller about the current challenges and future of their paper.


In response to the Los Angeles Times initiative to sell advertising on the front page, Hiller stated, ???[the initiative] is a meaningful response to the demand for more innovative solutions from advertisers who have a lot of choices about where to spend their money.???


Speaking on the future of newspapers, Hiller said, ???I think one of the biggest disservices that's been done is converting this debate over the future of newspapers into a simple-minded, cuts-versus-no-cuts debate???The issue is readers, audience, users.???


Hiller was named to his current position at the Los Angeles Times in October 2006. Previously, he was President, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Tribune Company from November 2004 to October 2006.


Throughout its history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions on the presence and relationship between journalism and the community. In 2007, TOWN HALL welcomed Jim Newton, Editor, Editorial Page, Los Angeles Times and in 2005 Giselle Acevedo-Franco, President and General Manager, Hoy Publications LLC delivered an address on the emergence of Spanish language media.


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