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As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 01:51

April 17 - Upstart Los Angeles newspaper, the L.A. Register, debuts in dour financial climate of decreasing ad sales, decimated newsrooms, declining readership and a market shifting toward online content. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The upstart Los Angeles newspaper, the L.A. Register, hit the newsstands for the first time Wednesday. Many think print is dead. But owner Aaron Kushner believes it still has something to offer that its online competitors can't. (SOUNDBITE) (English) L.A. REGISTER OWNER, AARON KUSHNER SAYING: "Part of what makes a newspaper so impactful for its community is it's not something you can simply throw up on a website, you have to actually make a serious editorial commitment with all that comes with that, including huge presses, delivery trucks, edit staff, copy staff, layout staff. That's part of what makes a major newspaper definitive and how it brings a community together. So we believe that the paper is an integral part of a newspaper." His enthusiasm isn't shared by everyone. Gabriel Kahn, a journalism professor at the University of Southern California, thinks Kushner is entering the game too late. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GABRIEL KAHN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM, SAYING: "Print newspaper advertising is half of what it was in this country a dozen years ago and it's not coming back. It's going to continue to slide and to shrink. So the idea of trying to build a newspaper entity around print advertising revenue is very difficult." He also says people are increasingly using smart phones and tablets to get their news. But this L.A. resident, Valery Rosales, thinks there's still room for newspapers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VALERY ROSALES, L.A. RESIDENT, SAYING: "There's definitely a market for it. And getting a different view from a different source is good." Kushner has invested heavily in the L.A. Register, hiring hundreds of staff. The paper is available in 6,000 retail outlets throughout Los Angeles.

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