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Register “Discussing” New Newspaper in Long Beach

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Navel Gazing broke this story yesterday, but Freedom Communications, which publishes the Orange County Register, among other papers is considering launching a new newspaper in Long Beach that would challenge the Press Telegram. If it were to happen, the Register’s plan seems to be to bolster media properties to create regional ad buys for advertisers…

Paywalls for News on Boston Bombing Lifted

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It was a very stressful day for anyone with friends or family in Boston. And for newspapers with paywalls, the great interest in any news on the bombing prompted many to lift the paywalls for free access to stories.  This practice was done by the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Orange County…

Defending the OC Register’s Paywall

You work hard for a living, don’t you?  You give your employer 110 percent every day and they take the toils of your labor and charge a customer for it in some manner.  You might be an accountant at a manufacturer, but you can be certain that your salary and benefits are factored in to…

Register Opinion Pages Offer Advice for GOP

  In spite of a public announcement of sorts about changes and “diversity” in its editorial pages, OC’s largest daily newspaper’s opinion pages have a Brokeback Mountain relationship with the GOP; they just can’t quit you Republicans which is why Sunday’s editorials featured not one but two editorials offering advice for the GOP on how…

Choi’s Folly: How to Pay for The Great Park Library

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi’s central vision for Irvine’s Great Park includes the construction of a 200,000 square foot central library, and the library was a central theme in his State of the City address in late February.  What’s missing from this vision — any detailed plan for paying for this structure. Choi told the Register…

Is It Time for an “OC Weekly Deathwatch” column?

I’m going to answer my own question right away and say “not now,” but last week the 50-year old Boston Phoenix ceased publication after a long history of alt-weekly excellence.  The Phoenix’s death is attributable more to changing readers habits instead of excellent journalism and newer formats.  A situation our own OC Weekly might also…