Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AP posts profit after cost-cutting, but revenue declines

AP posts profit after cost-cutting, but revenue declines

How it's made - Newspapers




Seth Liss is Poynter’s new editor

Seth Liss is Poynter’s new editor

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

The Los Angeles Times will stop at nothing to discredit union members 
as they have shown in their harassment of workers




The real unemployment rate - Advice Goddess

Top 10 media stories from April - Robert Feder

Corporate Tax Breaks: The Fix Is In - Capital and Main

Murdoch hints at News Corp. acquisitions - Capital New York

Labor's gain will cause pain for Los Angeles - Los Angeles Register

Print Newspapers in Trouble, Online News Sites Not Far Behind - Patheos

Tampa Bay Times awarded USA Today printing contract - Tampa Bay Times

Bloggers under pressure as press freedom worsens in Azerbaijan - Editor Weblog

Carpenter who quit over Lee CEO’S bonus pledges ‘No more Junck’ - Romenesko

Print Journalism in Tucson Took 'Bigger Hit,' SPJ President Says - Arizona Public Media

Today in Labor History

2014.04.28history-everettville-mineAn explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day - 1927
The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up unionization elections. The new rules are largely seen as a counter to employer manipulation of the law to prevent workers from unionizing - 2012

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How to get your news site banned from Reddit | Poynter.

How to get your news site banned from Reddit | Poynter.

Corporate Campaigns

In recent years, unions trying to negotiate new contracts increasingly have turned to new ways of waging a broader fight outside 2014.04.28membertip-provoke-usthe bargaining room.  These fights on a second front are referred to as corporate campaigns.  In a way, the “end game” in the bargaining process used to be pretty straightforward.  If the parties didn’t see eye to eye at the table, then economic pressure was brought to bear:  either the union would strike or the employer would lock out the workers.  The terms of the eventual contract settlement would be determined by how much each side felt the pain of the pocketbook.  But recent years have brought us negative developments in the law, shifts in the American (and world) economy, and the new technology that sometimes takes control of production out of the workers’ hands.  These have changed the union view of strikes.  Now, unions often conclude that a strike is no longer necessarily the first resort, nor even the most powerful weapon in their arsenal.

TMZ, NBC News got it wrong: NBA bans Sterling, will force sale of Clippers

TMZ, NBC News got it wrong: NBA bans Sterling, will force sale of Clippers

Blame it on the union


Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

With Joye and Linda Long at Mayor Garcetti's Inauguration 



A degree in social journalism - Jeff Jarvis

Facebook and Storyful join forces - Editors Weblog

Newspapers missing out on digital-ad boom - MinnPost

It's a myth that newspapers are bad for trees - Gazette Xtra

The Decline of Newspapers Hits a Stunning Milestone - Slate Magazine

Vaunted College Newspaper Now More Like Real Newspapers - The Awl

Newspapers make another big Investment in a Circular Startup - Street Fight

Sen. Jim Dabakis launches drive to ‘Save The Tribune’ - The Salt Lake Tribune

Love won't be enough to save newspapers in this age - Long Beach Press-Telegram

Herald Union petition asks Digital First Media to ok a contract with raises - Romenesko

Tribune Publishing CEO will take the money and run

Two weeks ago Jack Griffin took the helm of Tribune Publishing as the CEO, as the Tribune Co. prepares to spin off it's eight newspapers into a separate entity.

If Mr. Griffin tires of running the newspaper empire he has a golden parachute that will reward him with $2,000,000. Most people would love to have a sweet deal such as this, quit your job, and walk away with two million dollars.

Mr. Griffin's base salary is $1,000,000, with a matching bonus of $1,000,000, and stock options worth $1,500,000 for a total compensation of $3,500,000 yearly.

I can only assume the new publishing company is expected to be bringing in plenty of cash after the spin off mid-year, how else can this nice salary be explained?

Today in Labor History

Coxey’s Army of 500 unemployed civil war veterans reaches Washington, D.C. - 1894
An estimated one thousand silver miners, angry over low wages, the firing of union members and the planting of spies in their ranks by mineowners, seize a train, load it with 3,000 pounds of dynamite, and blow up the mill at the Bunker Hill mine in Wardner, Idaho - 1899
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(Fire in the Hole! The Bunker Hill mine conflagration is told through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Mick, who doesn’t want to end up like his father, a miner working for low wages in the Coeur d’Alene silver-mining district of Idaho.  Mick doesn’t like the militant, often confrontational approach of his father’s union as the men struggle against an uncaring mine owner;  he’d rather do his fighting with words like his mentor, Mr. Delaney, who runs the town newspaper.)
The special representative of the National War Labor Board issues a report, “Retroactive Date for Women’s Pay Adjustments,” setting forth provisions for wage rates for women working in war industries who were asking for equal pay. Women a year earlier had demanded equal pay for comparable work as that done by men – 1943

Monday, April 28, 2014

Voice of OC Unveils Distribution Partnership With OC Register - Voice of OC | Orange County's Nonprofit Investigative News Agency: This Just In

Voice of OC Unveils Distribution Partnership With OC Register - Voice of OC | Orange County's Nonprofit Investigative News Agency: This Just In

How a newspaper is produced

The Community Newspaper Company (today GateHouse Media, Inc. New England) is a newspaper company with newspapers in Massachusetts. This video was produced to use in our surround sound equipment newspaper truck that was custom fit with a viewing room for up to 5 people.



British Library’s newsroom opens up 300 years of news

British Library’s newsroom opens up 300 years of news

Los Angeles Times Security Memo


Donald Sterling really exposed as the village idiot this time - LA Observed

Donald Sterling really exposed as the village idiot this time - LA Observed

Today in Labor History (UPDATED)

Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers - 1914
2014.04.28history-take-daughters-to-work-dayA total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster - 1924
United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper Mill Workers - 1958
American Federation of Hosiery Workers merges with Textile Workers Union of America - 1965
Congress creates OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The AFL-CIO sets April 28 as “Workers Memorial Day” to honor the hundreds of thousands of workers killed and injured on the job every year - 1970
First “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the Ms. Foundation, to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent’s workplace - 1993

We are very proud that our Teamsters Local 396 Staff and Members are walking the picket line with striking Long Beach Port Drivers today!
Thank you Local 396 members Ruben Duran, Ricky Renteria, Percy Martinez and Business Representative Mark King for manning the picket line on behalf of all Teamsters Local 396 members.

Security at the Los Angeles Times Production Facility - You're on your own Employees

Security at the Los Angeles Times Olympic Facility began eroding rapidly as soon as the company began outsourcing departments, in a cost cutting measure, that I often wonder was worth the savings? Way back in 2006 the custodian department was replaced with workers that either couldn't speak a word of English or very little, computers were taken from the room called the Learning Center, and also one of the two computers located in the cafeteria for employees needing to access the Intranet.

As more departments at the production facility were replaced with outside contractors, the thieves had a field day, especially in the personal locker rooms for the workers to change into their uniforms. Nothing of value could be stored in the locker room as the combination locks were disabled in a manner that a strong pull upon the lock would open the lock.

One night after work I stopped by the market and was unable to find my debit card, yet the missing card reappeared the following night in my wallet. As I scanned my bank account I discovered my debit card was used at a donut shop in Inglewood, and was charged just under $6.00 before being returned. Knowing I was not in the Inglewood area on the date my card was used, I became suspicious, and warned all my colleagues' not to leave anything of value in their lockers. And questioned management, why they failed to warn the employees of the hazard?

As we produced newspapers we would see two custodians pushing their mop buckets through the press room, with eight foot long cardboard tubes, sitting in the buckets of water. Little did anyone know the tubes were filled with copper and brass, which they unloaded into their cars at the back of the building.

After almost completing removing all the metal they were caught, and when I questioned the plant manager if they were prosecuted, I was told "They have been banned from all Los Angeles Times properties for life". I still laugh over this.

The very first day we had the new security company take over for the Los Angeles Times security at the Oly Plant, I arrived for my morning shift to witness the new guard manning the gate sound asleep. Really a secure place to work as anyone could simply walk by the snoring guard, and 8th and Alameda is not the safest neighborhood, especially after dark.     

After terminating all the company truck drivers the company outsourced trucking to Ryder, and after a short while the new employees formed a union with the Teamsters. Well as everyone knows the Los Angeles Times is extremely anti-union, and quickly outsourced trucking to Brandt Brothers Trucking, I'm not certain if some of the drivers just hired on directly from Chino State Prison? But several wore orange jump suits, that stated the name of the prison on the back of the jump suits.

The scent of marijuana was present near the loading dock and at the Olympic Street side of the building after the new trucking company was brought onto the property. Luckily for the new employees, they do not fall under the random drug testing the company holds their employees to, or many would be let go.

Last Friday the Los Angeles Times building was placed on lock-down as an employee of one of the companies that rents office space from the newspaper claimed to have a gun, bullets were discovered and thankfully no one harmed. I wonder if he's now banned from entering all Los Angeles Times properties now?


Olympic Crime Wave

Thank You Mike LaPerruque

To the employees at Times Mirror Square, welcome to our world, and the lack of security.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Security beefed up (a tad) in LA Times building - LA Observed

Security beefed up (a tad) in LA Times building - LA Observed



Stay tuned as a share the lack of security at the Los Angeles Times Olympic Production Facility over the past few years as the security force was outsourced, and crime went through the roof, while Eddy Hartenstein looked the other way.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Freshly printed Los Angeles Register newspapers



Ad revenue rises at New York Times Co. - Poynter

LA Times loses another reporter to BuzzFeed - Kevin Roderick

Reframing “Success” on Housing, Homelessness - Beyond Chron

Why I Need to Help a 'Sister' I Don't Really Know - Sophie Johnson

Kids' News: The brainchild of Danish junior journalists - Editors Weblog

Ladies Home Journal to Fold After 131 Years in Print - Advertising Age

Columbia student paper plans to drop daily print edition - Capital New York

What to do when a business concept goes down the drain - The Journal News

Head carpenter quits over Lee Enterprises CEO’S $700k bonus - Romenesko

Growth in Circ Revenues Can’t Offset Ongoing Print Ad Decline - Newspaper Death Watch


Today in Labor History

The Int’l Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist who many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American - 1999

An eight-story building housing garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapses, killing 1,129 workers and injuring 2,515.  A day earlier cracks had been found in the structure,  but factory officials, who had contracts with Benneton and other major U.S. labels, insisted the workers return to the job the next day - 2013

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gannett’s broadcast revenue soars, circulation revenue slips

Gannett’s broadcast revenue soars, circulation revenue slips

Why we launched the Los Angeles Register





By ERIC SPITZ and AARON KUSHNER / CO-OWNERS, FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS





Welcome to the Los Angeles Register, the new voice of L.A. Not the Los Angeles the rest of the country thinks it knows, but the astounding place we experience daily: the tapestry of diverse and distinct communities and neighborhoods, from Monterey Park to Malibu, from Long Beach to La CaƱada, that join together to make one of the greatest cities on the planet.
Each of our communities has a story. Those communities deserve a voice. And that, in a nutshell, is our promise to you: The Los Angeles Register will be your community newspaper. Our mission is to tell the stories that matter to you, the local news of your towns and schools, your small businesses and nonprofits, the everyday heroes and volunteers who make a difference, but rarely make the front page – until now.
Our job is to help build and bind communities with such stories, and inform and surprise our readers. We think most newspapers have forgotten this part of our calling, but we want to bring it back. Every day.
Tall order? You bet. But we’re expanding across Los Angeles to do what the Register does best: reveal the stories and fabric of communities.
We’re betting you’ve been waiting for just such a newspaper, not just one you can scroll online, but also one you can hold and share at the breakfast table and clip out to post on the fridge.
So here is our pledge to the people of Los Angeles. We promise to:
• Chronicle the life and stories of the people and communities of Los Angeles. Content is king and we are storytellers. Our staff includes veteran, award-winning Southern California journalists (T.J. Simers, Michelle Nicolosi, David Ferrell, Susan Carpenter and Brad Johnson, to name just a few); many have deep roots in L.A.
• Inform you not only of the momentous events and challenges of the day, but also the unsung heroes who call L.A. home – in print, online atLosAngeles Register.com and through social media.
• Build local businesses by recognizing their achievements and travails.
• Offer daily insights about local sports teams, professional and amateur.
• Investigate shadowy areas of local and state government; if residents cannot count on the press to do this, then only government-controlled regulators are left for this vital task.
• Support local nonprofits through such innovative programs as our Golden Envelope gift cheques, which enable Register subscribers to direct advertising dollars to their favorite institutions.
• Provide free tickets to local events through our nationally recognized Register Connect program.
• Connect consumers to the local and national businesses that serve them.
• Educate Los Angeles citizens about their electoral choices, and we will take sides on the opinion pages. The Register brand has stood for free markets and individual liberties since 1906, and we will carry this tradition forward. Our world-class editorial board will provide opinion from this perspective, and we invite commentary from across the political spectrum.
If you already subscribe to the Register, thank you!
If not, give us a try. It’s a habit worth having.
Eric Spitz and Aaron
Kushner are co-owners of Freedom Communications, which publishes the
Los Angeles Register.




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Today in Labor History

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is founded through a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada (TLC) and the Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL), the two major union congresses in Canada at the time. The CLC represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers - 1956

Death of Ida Mae Stull, nationally recognized as the country’s first woman coal miner - 1980
(I Knew I Could Do This Work: Seven Strategies That Promote Women’s Activism and Leadership in Unions: Although nearly half of union members in the United States are female, little more than one leadership position in five is held by a woman. This report is designed to promote women's activism and leadership within unions across the country at the local, state, regional, and national levels.)
United Farm Workers of America founder Cesar Chavez dies in San Luis, Ariz., at age 66 - 1993

‪Stephen Buckley will leave Poynter‬

‪Stephen Buckley will leave Poynter‬

New York Police Department Epic Fail on Twitter (UPDATED) **

On Tuesday morning @NYPDnews made a request on Twitter asking users to post positive photographs of their interactions with New York Police Officers, using the hash tag #mynypd . Unfortunately many users posted negative interactions with the police department, see the examples below, I'm certain there are positive photo's out there, just very difficult to locate. I hope the Los Angeles Police Department or Sheriff's Department doesn't try this PR tactic as well?




* I succeeded in discovering three positive photos of people with the New York Police, which was the objective for the campaign 





** NYPD Deputy Chief Kim Royster said in a statement, "The NYPD is creating new ways to communicate effectively with the community. Twitter provides an open forum for an uncensored exchange and this is an open dialogue good for our city," 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Newspapers find new revenue streams : News from warc.com

Newspapers find new revenue streams : News from warc.com

Here's the e-edition of the Los Angeles Register


The Los Angeles Register has launched their e-edition which can accessed by clicking on this link via your mobile device.

Boston Globe explores sale of headquarters

Boston Globe explores sale of headquarters

Los Angeles Times Press-room Breakfast - May 6th

From left - Liz Mercado, Roger Van Steenis, John Martin, and Bob Lampher

From the left - Emmett Jaime, John Kerns, and Tony Ramirez

Emmett Jamie has created another breakfast for us next month, please let Emmett or myself know if you plan on attending. I highly recommend that you arrive early as seating is limited to about forty-five. This event is not limited to press room employers, but everyone from the Los Angeles Times, so feel to join in the fun and have breakfast or just a coffee.

WHEN: May 6th, 2014
WHERE: Carrow's  Restaurant
TIME: 9:30 AM

ADDRESS: 101 S.Azusa Ave.,West Covina,91791

Times adds a veteran reporter in the Valley - LA Observed

Times adds a veteran reporter in the Valley - LA Observed

Robert Whaples Rest in Peace - Retired Pressman Los Angeles Times

 Bob Whaples on the right.
Just received word that retired Los Angeles Times pressman Bob Whaples passed away on July 25, 2013 in Los Osos, California at the age of 79. Bob was always fun to work with and made printing the daily newspaper fun. His tribute web page doesn't say much, you can visit it here, and if you would like to share your thoughts or memories feel free to leave a comment or send an email to me, thank you.
Bob at top left in both photos.










Pressmen apprentice class, early 1960's?

Journalists tweet while running Boston Marathon

Journalists tweet while running Boston Marathon

Launch of LA Register bucks trend for online news

Los Angeles residents who could still find a newsstand to pass on their way to work on Wednesday saw an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper.


Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

My daughter Joanna meets Dallas Raines



Wrong Rooney, TV Newsreaders! - Romenesko

Five Apps That Could Save Tons of Paper - Re/code

Yelp reviews newspapers: ‘mediocre’ journalism - Poynter

Newspapers continue to sink - Columbia Journalism Review

New deal protects Tribune independence - Salt Lake Tribune

Print's new pioneers: paper and ink in the digital age - Editors Weblog

Beijing weekly to print final edition on Friday - South China Morning Post

Media's Gender Problem Is Even Worse Than We Thought - Huffington Post

Newspaper digital and circulation revenue grew last year - Talking New Media

Former LA Times editor and reporter Ken Bunting passed away - Star-Telegram


OC Register strikes content-sharing deal with news nonprofit

OC Register strikes content-sharing deal with news nonprofit

Today in Labor History

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April 22 - Union Communications Services, Inc.

Songwriter, musician and activist Hazel Dickens dies at age 75. Among her songs: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” and “Working Girl Blues.” Cultural blogger John Pietaro: "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them. Her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause" - 2011
April 21
New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller signs Taylor Law, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike - 1967
Some 12,500 Goodyear Tire workers strike nine plants in what was to become a 3-week walkout over job security, wage and benefit issues - 1997

Calling in sick

It's great to feel well, after spending the last four days in bed with a fever and belly ache. Many events were missed over the weekend, but there are always more things on the calendar to keep me busy.

So be thankful if your in good health today, now to see what I've missed while away from the Internet.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Star Tribune owner: Paper will be less liberal when current reporters retire

New Star Tribune owner: Paper will be less liberal when current reporters retire

Today in Labor History

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The Supreme Court holds that a maximum-hours law for New York bakery workers is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th amendment - 1905
In 1897, the state of New York passed the Bakeshop Act -- a so-called "labor law" -- one section of which provided that "no employee shall be ... permitted to work in a biscuit, bread, or cake bakery or confectionery establishment more than sixty hours in any one week." Joseph Lochner, who owned Lochner's Home Bakery in Utica, was fined $50 for allowing an employee to work more than 60 hours in a week. Lochner was sentenced to incarceration in a county jail until he paid the fine or, if he didn't pay, for 50 days. Lochner appealed his conviction up to the New York Court of Appeals (New York State's highest court), which affirmed his sentence. Claiming the labor law was unconstitutional, Lochner appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Lochner v. New York (1905), the Supreme Court ruled that a New York law setting maximum working hours for bakers was unconstitutional. The Court held that the Constitution prohibits states from interfering with most employment contracts because the right to buy and sell labor is a fundamental freedom protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision, and the resulting "Lochner era" it ushered in, led to the abrogation of many progressive era and Great Depression laws regulating working conditions. In 1937, the Supreme Court overturned Lochner in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/capitalism/landmark_lochner.html

PHOTO-Joseph Lochner, standing, right, was fined $50 for allowing an employee to work more than 60 hours in a week in his bakery. Lochner in the yard behind his bakery with his wife, a neighborhood child, his son and three bakery employees.

Photo Credit: Mrs. John J. Brady

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Los Angeles Register Newspaper Launched Today!

Eric Spitz, Ron Sylvester, Rob Curley and Michelle Nicolosi gather with staff to witness the printing of the LA Register's first issue.


Kushner: ‘Only in the newspaper business’ would L.A. Register’s launch draw criticism

Kushner: ‘Only in the newspaper business’ would L.A. Register’s launch draw criticism

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Los Angeles Register hits the streets of Los Angeles today



What now for news? Relationships - Jeff Jarvis

Can Livefyre’s annotations tool fix commenting? - Poynter

Los Angeles Gets New Daily Print Newspaper - Huffington Post

LA Register newspaper embraces print in a digital world - ABC7

As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily - Reuters

New L.A. newspaper embraces print in digital world - Boston Globe

As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily - Chicago Tribune

Register owner has launched L.A. newspaper today - Los Angeles Register

Dean  to Student Journalists: Stop Dropping Print! - College Media Matters

LA Register rolls off the presses, explains its free market bias - Kevin Roderick


Today in Labor History

Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to strike - 1916
2014.04.14history-prepared-bookcoverFive hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires - 1947
(Are You Prepared? A Guide to Emergency Planning in the Workplace: Today’s headlines are filled with disaster, from the natural—fire, flood, hurricane, tornado and the like—to the man-made, such as workplace shootings, explosions, accidental releases of toxic chemicals or radiation, even nightmares such as bombings. Are you and your co-workers prepared to respond quickly and safely if disaster strikes? Steps you take today can save lives tomorrow, from having escape plans to knowing how to quickly turn off power and fuel supplies.)
An estimated 20,000 global justice activists blockade Washington, D.C., meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund - 2000

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Subscribe to the Los Angeles Register



I just subscribed to the Los Angeles Register, and you can join me by following this link (SUBSCRIBE) and enjoy something different than the Los Angeles Times. Dodger tickets would have been a bit more appropriate, but I'm not complaining.

Los Angeles Register Website up and Running



The Los Angeles Register, a new daily newspaper, will debut Wednesday in Freedom Communications’ latest expansion in Southern California.


The Los Angeles Register website is now up and running, this should be exciting.

You can find LA Register at 7-11 and AM/PM tomorrow. Home delivery soon.

Future Development of the Los Angeles Times Property in the works? (UPDATE)



Regional Connector May Open in Phases With Santa Monica-to-East LA Service First




Neal Broverman wrote an article that caught my attention, regarding a future development of Times Mirror Square, the current home of the Los Angeles Times. 

"Also of note: a second entrance to the Second/Broadway subway station was floated but ultimately canned, because the LA Times's parent company is planning a future development at the site."

If you have any information on this future development, let me know please?
ed.padgett@gmail.com
Or call/text 909.230.2061

New award named for AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

New award named for AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

Los Angeles Register


LA Register launch: Publisher says right of center politics will be a selling point


Click here to listen to the interview.....

Los Angeles Register Publisher, Aaron Kushner, speaks with Ben Bergman regarding the launch of his new newspaper in Los Angeles. What makes this so interesting is the fact that many newspapers are closing up and the newspapers that remain now have skeleton staffing levels. The interview is but four minutes and change, and worth the listen as history is about to be made in Los Angeles.

Freedom Communications Announces Additional Community Newspaper Rollouts in Los Angeles

Freedom Communications today announced the launch of additional community newspapers in the coming weeks as part of a larger expansion plan to introduce more than a dozen new newspapers serving specific cities across Los Angeles. 

The expansion also includes the April 16 launch of Los Angeles Register, a locally focused, community-building daily newspaper serving Los Angeles County. The community newspapers are delivered as standalone editions, apart from the Los Angeles Register.

The new newspapers and related launch dates are as follows: 

•SAN GABRIEL VALLEY REGISTER – Covina, Glendora, West Covina edition 
The new newspaper is delivered to 38,900 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register. 

•GATEWAY REGISTER: Whittier, La Mirada edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 55,200 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register. 

•FOOTHILLS REGISTER: San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 35,800 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register.

•SAN GABRIEL VALLEY REGISTER: Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar, Walnut edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 44,600 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register.

•LA REGISTER WEST
The new newspaper is delivered to 51,000 homes in Los Angeles (90048), West LA, Century City, Hollywood Hills and West Hollywood starting April 25 as an edition of the Register.

•ARCADIA REGISTER: 
The new newspaper is delivered to 39,500 homes. It launches May 2 and serves Arcadia, Duarte, Altadena and Sierra Madre. 

•CRESCENTA VALLEY REGISTER: 
The new newspaper is delivered to 25,000 homes. It launches May 2 to serve Sunland, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge North.

•PASADENA REGISTER
The new newspaper is delivered to 65,000 homes in South Pasadena, San Marino and Pasadena. It launches May 2 as an edition of the Register. •VALLEY REGISTER: Topanga, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills and West Hills editionThe new newspaper is delivered to 58,000 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

VALLEY REGISTER: Chatsworth, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 55,000 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

•VALLEY REGISTER: Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 50,600 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

•GLENDALE-BURBANK REGISTER
The new newspaper is delivered to 43,500 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

Ron Sylvester, Editor of Los Angeles Register, said: “We are excited to expand our service into Los Angeles and introduce these community building newspapers with journalists covering city developments with great depth and personality.” 

The new newspapers provide readers with original reporting about interesting people, businesses, events, government and politics, arts and entertainment, schools, prep sports, pets, family life, health, voices (opinion), charities and places of worship. It will also include puzzles, service directories, and listings for real estate, obituaries and legal advertising. 

Freedom Communications previously launched and expanded other community newspapers under the Easy Reader masthead in recent weeks as part of its expansion. Freedom and Easy Reader Inc. signed a comprehensive, long-term management agreement in January in which Freedom assumed management responsibilities for all aspects of the Easy Reader business. 

The original Easy Reader debuted in 1970, and expanded to include sister publications: Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone. The original Easy Reader – a weekly publication serving Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach communities – enhanced its design and expanded from a tabloid to a larger broadsheet format on Feb. 27. It publishes two expanded editions each month that serve Palos Verdes and El Segundo. Both editions have also expanded to the new broadsheet format. Two additional Easy Reader monthly newspapers launched in March. The first is a northern coastal edition that serves Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey and Playa Vista communities, delivered to 23,000 homes. The second serves Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Venice communities, delivered to 58,000 homes. A new Torrance edition launched March 27, and is delivered to 52,000 homes in Torrance and Carson under the Easy Reader masthead as an edition of the Register.

About Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is a privately-owned company that publishes three daily newspapers - Long Beach Register in Long Beach, Calif., The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. and the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. with a fourth daily newspaper launching April 16th, the Los Angeles Register. Freedom also publishes more than 25 community newspapers that serve specific cities, audiences and geographic areas, including Spanish-language Unidos en el Sur de California, the Desert Enterprise in Coachella Valley, and the Easy Reader publications along the coast of Los Angeles. Freedom publishes highly designed glossy magazines and operates a custom publishing unit. The company's portfolio also includes news and entertainment websites and mobile applications. For more information, visit freedom.com or contact Eric Morgan at emorgan@freedom.com