At 1:48 pm, Hillel Aron, one of the few LA Weekly editorial staffers not laid off last week by the newspaper's mysterious news owners, Semanal LLC, issued a statement on his personal FB page announcing that he had accepted an offer to serve as the newspaper's "interim editor-in-chief." The post arrived less than two hours after a funeral/boycott protest took place outside the LA Weekly's offices in Culver City. Aron's note details some important conditions he says he laid out before accepting the job: rehiring a couple of laid-off staffers, re-instating the labor union representing newsroom employees, and paying freelance contributors for their work.
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Pretty decent start to the day! That said, the key word in his title is probably "interim." [Update: In a subsequent comment on Facebook, Aron clarified that being named "interim" editor was his idea.] Whatever your position on LA Weekly and its future, his post is worth a careful read. Good luck, Hillel!