Aaron Kushner Fires Back at LA Register Criticism: ‘It’s Not a Gamble, It’s a Simple Business Strategy’

By: Tony Maglio | The Wrap

After coming under fire for launching the Los Angeles Register and then announcing budget cuts a short time later, Freedom Communications CEO Aaron Kushner is speaking out.

In a wide-ranging interview Thursday with TheWrap, Kushner defended himself against critics who have called him out-of-touch for backing print in the midst of its widespread decline as a business. The paper, which debuted on April 16, billed itself as the new voice for a sprawling city served by the Los Angeles Times and the L.A. Daily News, among other outlets. But two months later, Freedom announced it was enforcing a mandatory two-week furlough for staff at the L.A. Register and its sister publication, the Orange County Register.

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