More Turmoil in Local News

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This week, Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz — co-owners of Freedom Communications — both resigned all their executive duties at Freedom and its subsidiary, the Orange County Register.  Kushner was seen, "just a couple of years ago, as the white knight who might save all of newspapering from digital doom." That's according to Kevin Roderick of the online site LA Observed.com and a contributor to KCRW.  The new man in charge at Freedom is Rich Mirman, former casino marketing executive, who's been running the Register's day-to-day operations since October.

Credits

Guests:
Kevin Roderick - LA Observed - @laobserved, Richard Mirman - Freedom Communications - @freedomcomm, Gabriel Kahn - University of Southern California - @gabekahn

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sáša Woodruff, Andrea Brody