Los Angeles Newspaper Group

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    LA Register Reporter Jumps to Rival Paper Before Reg Even Debuts

    Updated, with a response by England-Nelson (note the regal hyphen!) at the bottom... ORIGINAL POST, 7:33 A.M. The Orange County Register's daily newspaper for Los Angeles is scheduled to debut April 16, and already its reporters are trying to jump ship, already souring on owner Aaron Kushner's ambi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    New Rumors of a Merger Between Freedom and MediaNews

    ​Yesterday, Dean Singleton, the controversial chairman and CEO of MediaNews Group, which owns dozens of newspapers including the Denver Post and LA Daily News, announced he was stepping down from his longtime post. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting, two new members of the board of director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    [UPDATED:] 4 OC Weekly Staffers are Now Finalists for Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    See our fourth finalist staffer in the update near the end of this post. ​Three Four OC Weekly staffers are finalists for awards in the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards, including nominees for journalist and designer of the year.As previously announced, R. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Yet Another Newspaper Chain To Go Bankrupt

    Who's Next?​The rest of the economy might be slowly recovering from the great global economic cataclysm, but the death march of daily print journalism continues. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal---one of the few daily papers that successfully managed the rise of the Internet--reported that Dean ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    OC Weekly Wins 3 Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    Photo by Karyn LawrenceA scene from Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble's "W.A.C. Iraq: A Work in Progress," which Beers reviewed.Yes, that does seem like an odd headline given that Orange County is not located in neither the city nor county of Los Angeles. Despite this, three Weeklings were awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    OC Weekly Receives 8 SoCal Journalism Awards Nominations

    The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Devil Dean Calls Obama "Bin Laden"

    Most people know Dean Singleton as the owner of the Denver-based MediaNews, Inc., a man who loves to buy newspapers like the L.A. Daily News and Long Beach Press-Telegram so that he can slash salaries, bust unions, earn huge profits, and generally quicken the destruction of print journalism. (His ef ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    More newsroom cuts! Who is it this time?

    LA Daily News staff are bracing for a possible shakeup after, as media blog LA Observed reports, employee representatives have sent memos saying a meeting this very afternoon could produce some very bad news. We expect there will probably be a staff meeting called Wednesday afternoon and that they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    OC Register Death Watch Part Three

    It's been just over a week since I wrote that the Orange County Register is in content-sharing talks with Dean Singleton's MediaNews Inc. and a week since Register publisher Terry Horne told one of his own reporters about his vision for saving the paper, including the formation of "a consortium with ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2007

    The Truth About Glenn Spencer

    *Updated, with grammatical erros bolded The last time I saw Glenn Spencer (founder of the frothingly anti-immigrant American Patrol), the portly man was sporting a huge smile as a race riot erupted around him. The occasion was a Dec. 8, 2001 rally in front of Anaheim City Hall, where Spencer and hi ... More >>

  • Features

    July 5, 2007

    The General's Last Stand

    Vang Pao devoted his life to fighting communism in Laos—until his onetime ally, the U.S. government, arrested him

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007

    Mother Nature gone wild

    "Wild" seems to be the word of choice among headline writers to describe yesterday's weather. The LA Daily News bucked the trend, going with "Crazy", but for the most part, editors across the country agree, it was wild. Of course, in the impressive natural events category, yesterday's weather, wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Rohrabacher Comes Out Against Meetings

    The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    Numbers, Numbers (and a semi-Nun)

    First for some numbers that aren't as big as you might think, or others might want you to think. If California were a separate country, it would have the world's sixth-largest economy, one hears time and time again. The governor even repeated the We're Number 6 bleat in his State of the State spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    A First in Sacramento

    With one exception, there's nothing remarkable about being a new member of state legislature. The crop of lawmakers being sworn in today in Sacramento is swarming with freshmen. 36 of the 80 Assembly members and 12 of 40 Senators taking the oath have that new lawmaker smell. (In the Senate, thoug ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Safe For Now

    Register eludes slash-and-burner Singleton

  • Columns

    March 28, 2002
  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Arlo Is Crap-Free

    Do you know how rare that is?!

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Electric Light Orchestra

    The states biggest newspapers continue to defend the power companies

  • Columns

    August 17, 2000

    For This I Tomahawked the Enemy?

    How would the founding fathersor a bald eagle that could talkview contemporary politics?