‘Orange County Register’ and ‘Los Angeles Register’ Publisher Aaron Kushner

There’s No Gig Stranger Than Running a Newspaper (Says a Former Greeting Card Magnate)

Aaron Kushner is the publisher of the Orange County Register and the new Los Angeles Register. A Georgia native, he previously was founder and CEO of MyMove.com and CEO of Marian Heath Greeting Cards. Before participating in a panel on the future of newspapers in L.A., he discussed the ugliest piece of furniture he owns, finding great Southern food in Southern California, and where he comes up with his best ideas in the Zócalo green room.

Your Local L.A. Newspaper Feels Your Pain

On Keeping Your Ears Open to the Concerns of ‘Regular People,’ Giving the Customers More, and a Newspaper’s Civic Duty

The early 21st century has not been kind to newspapers in Southern California. But in an era of technological change and in a city of great demographic change, what kind …

My L.A. Life Through Newspapers

Living Through Earthquakes, World War II, and the Black Dahlia, One Headline at a Time

My earliest memory is of the evening of March 10, 1933. Our little family was having dinner: father, mother, me, and baby brother Raul, who was sitting in his high …

Is L.A. News Black and White and Dead All Over?

The Path to Reinventing News in Southern California Is Littered with the Bodies of Good Ideas

The idea had success written all over it.

In 2011, news organizations throughout Southern California were shedding reporters and cutting coverage in the face of faltering finances. Sensing an opportunity to …

Is Rupert Murdoch As Influential As You Think? More So.

NPR’s David Folkenflik Assesses the Career and Legacy of Australia’s Media Titan

For years, Rupert Murdoch has been “the most influential and important media figure in the English-speaking world,” according to National Public Radio media correspondent David Folkenflik, author of Murdoch’s World: …

I Hope the Kochs Buy the Times

L.A. Is Terrified Its Main Paper Will Be Owned By Rightwing Zealots. I’m Not Bothered—and Here’s Why.

As you read this, I am surely reading e-mails from my former Los Angeles Times colleagues angry about the following sentence:

I’m rooting for the Koch brothers to buy the L.A. …