| Orange County Register
Freedom Communications' challenge to the Los Angeles Times — the Los Angeles Register — will soft launch on April 16, the company announced Monday
. The company also plans to introduce roughly a dozen community papers throughout Los Angeles County.
Over 7,500 retail and news rack locations will carry the Register at $1.50 on weekdays and $2 on Saturdays and Sundays, the company said. Home delivery will follow at an initial four-week subscription rate of $19.99.
According to a company statement
"The Los Angeles Register will deliver community-building information about local activities, people and issues that impact our lives every day," said Aaron Kushner, co-owner of Freedom Communications and Publisher of the Los Angeles Register. "Newspapers play an incredibly vital role in the social fabric of our lives- informing, inspiring and connecting us with our community. The Los Angeles Register and our community newspapers serving Los Angeles will focus on creating deep and meaningful local connections, as it is this type of bond and mission that helps subscribers, advertisers and our community itself thrive."
In December, Kusher told the staff of the Orange County Register
that the new paper will have "not quite the heft of the Orange County Register" and will be produced by the O.C. Register's existing staff. (more...)