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Layoffs hit Freedom Communications as it ceases publication of L.A. Register
Layoffs hit Freedom Communications as it ceases publication of L.A. Register

Layoffs hit the Orange County Register on Tuesday after owner Freedom Communications ceased publication of its Los Angeles daily five months after it debuted. The number of layoffs wasn’t immediately clear, but it appeared to be a mix of both Los Angeles and Orange County reporters and editors. The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part Aaron Kushner's bold bet on print newspapers, published its final edition Tuesday. On its front page, the paper’s owners thanked readers for their “support and patronage.” Orange County Register co-owner Kushner announced the decision Monday night in a memo sent to employees. "Pundits and local...

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