The LA Weekly's owners go public, but questions remain

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We are getting a clearer picture about the alt-newspaper L-A Weekly’s new direction. A new ownership group fired much of the editorial staff this week. It's made up of several investors – many with records of donating to Republican causes and candidates – who are now at the helm of the publication, known throughout its history for having progressive bent.



  • Gabriel Kahn - journalism professor at USC Annenberg - @gabekahn
  • Kate Pickert - journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University; former health care reporter for Time magazine; author of “Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America”


Benjamin Gottlieb