The Orange County Register's Norberto Santana Jr. drove his green jeep (loaded with boxes and boxes of files) out of his paper's Grand Avenue HQ parking lot for the last time minutes ago. The veteran investigative journalist tells me that he's decided to leave the Register after a five-year-stint th ... More >>
These days it's rare to hear about a reporter leaving the newspaper where he or she has worked for more than a decade that isn't totally depressing. Which is it, this time, you might ask? Layoff? Buyout? Nope: John Gittelsohn, a business writer at the Register who has covered Southern California's r ... More >>
The Register's John Gittelsohn blogs on Mathew Padilla's Mortgage Insider about House of Cards, a CNBC documentary that names Orange County as the birthplace of the sub-prime
loans that infected the world financial system. Gittelsohn notes that among the locals featured in the 90-minute program, whi ... More >>
Just received word from an anonymous but reliable source that the Register is going to announce the elimination of 30 newsroom positions tomorrow. The paper is hoping to avoid direct layoffs by getting volunteers.
Stay tuned for updates on who jumps the ship(wreck).*
*Update #1: Apparently, Freedo ... More >>
Yesterday, the Orange County Press Club hosted a panel featuring the newest kids on the Orange County media block: Orange County Register publisher Terry Horne, KDOC-TV Channel 56 news director (and former Register reporter) Jeff Rowe, and our own editor Ted Kissell. Each gave their impressions of t ... More >>
This just in: C.P. Smith, an OC Reg A1 editor ( who is reportedly on his way out via buyout) got behind Register reporter John Gittelsohn as he was taped for a KOCE broadcast - and purposefully picked his nose for all to see.
This ticked off news director Michael Taylor, who issued a memo that som ... More >>
Best story of the morning goes to John Gittelsohn at the Register for his report on the weekend Strawberry Festival activities of Mark Dornan.
To best appreciate this tale you have to know Mark. The son of legendary Republican congressman Bob Dornan, a onetime congressional candidate himself, onet ... More >>