FROM Laurie Ochoa
Who bought the LA Weekly? The group Semanal is buying the LA Weekly. There’s not much known about Semanal -- what it is, who’s behind it, and what it plans to do with the Weekly. The Weekly is already a much thinner version of its old self. But it used to be the go-to independent paper for Angelenos.
Can a Printed Literary Magazine Thrive in LA? We've heard a lot about the end of print journalism, printed essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry and portrait writing. Now some veteran editors and journalists are going against the tide with a full-color, quarterly publication, "a new template for the next generation of print publications." Laurie Ochoa, former editor of the LA Weekly, executive editor of Gourmet magazine and reporter and editor at the LA Times, is editor and co-founder of Slake .
Some Big Changes in LA's Journalistic Landscape The Tribune Company says it's ready to consider offers for the Los Angeles Times . The so-called "alternative" LA Weekly has already been bought out by New Times Media , a chain which once tried--and failed--to compete with the Weekly. Yesterday, it was announced that Jill Stewart, a principal writer for New Times LA, will be the Weekly's Deputy Editor of News under Laurie Ochoa, who continues as Editor . We talk about changes in place and what might be to come.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?