By: Ben Bergman | Southern California Public Radio
Regularly, KPCC business reporter Ben Bergman talks with someone changing the way we do business in Southern California. In this installment, Los Angeles Register publisher Aaron Kushner discusses the imminent launch of his newspaper.
For years, people have been writing the obituary of newspapers. But Kushner is determined to show that newspapers can be as relevant – and as profitable – as ever. In 2012, he bought the Orange County Register, where he embarked on an effort to expand the newsroom. There have been some bumps on the road – including layoffs and questions over journalism ethics – but Kushner continues to expand his reach beyond Orange County. Last year, he launched The Long Beach Register and bought the The Press-Enterprise of Riverside. Now he’s making his boldest bet yet; The Los Angeles Register will start rolling off the presses Wednesday.