The Los Angeles Times has a new online arts editor.
Lisa Fung, who has run paper’s entertainment coverage since 2000, will oversee Calendar, the Envelope and Company Town on the web, as well as help develop new multi-media properties, the paper announced on Wednesday.
Fung will report to Sallie Hofmeister, who oversees arts and entertainment coverage as assistant managing editor.
Until now, the online entertainment group has been part of the newsroom’s Web operation.
"Lisa is as comfortable within the realm of social media as she is with Wagner, ‘American Idol’ and Warhol,” Times editor Russ Stanton said in a statement. “Her appointment is a further step in our integrated-newsroom strategy, linking our entertainment reporting and editing teams to best serve our online readership and expand the Times’ coverage of popular culture."
Fung joined the Times more than 21 years ago and has run the paper’s coverage of theater, architecture, classical music, dance and opera. She also established one of its most popular blogs, Culture Monster.
Before joining Calendar in 2000, Fung helped launch a national edition of the paper and worked in the Metro and Business sections.