It's been about a year now since Aaron Kushner bought the Orange County Register, so the paper is riding a wave of publicity marking that anniversary. That was the focus of my Monday KCRW-FM 89.9 "Orange County Line" commentary, and although I made sure to sneak in my usual criticism of Kushner--tha ... More >>
While we were having fun a few days ago going piñata on a real-estate blog for leaving Huntington Beach off its list of the best 18 U.S. cities for bros, an esteemed publication supplied the best evidence to support our contention.
I finally got a copy of the "new" Orange County Register yesterday, magically finding an extant copy in downtown San Clemente, and an amazing thing happened: it took me four minutes to read the paper, instead of the usual three. WOW, tens of millions of dollars spent to marginally upgrade the produc ... More >>
Updated, with new info on the bottom...ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 28, 12:30 P.M.: When Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner first took the reins of OC's paper of record last year, one of the first things he did was announce that he was going to erect a paywall for the paper's website. Kushner didn't ... More >>
Last week, I made my case as to why I think new-ish Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner is the Stuart Smalley of print media. I received pushback on that idea by KCRW-FM 89.9 host Steve Chiotakis, who's much more mature and reasoned than I. But I shot back that I wasn't the only one with such ... More >>
Whenever I lecture about journalism, whether to senior-citizens groups or college students, I always tell them that the mission of the OC Weekly is an old journalism adage attributed to Finley Peter Dunne, author of ¡Ask a Mexican! godfather Mr. Dooley: We comfort the afflicted, and we afflict the ... More >>
David Newhans remarkable journey to the big leagues