04.kushner.jah

The Columbia Journalism Review published a story today on the newspaper I work for, the Orange County Register, our new owners, what they are trying to do and what they are up against.

Kushner, a 40-year-old former greeting-card executive with zero experience in newspapers, is running the most interesting—and important—experiment in journalism right now. His thesis is simple, but highly contrarian: Newspapers are dying in large part from self-inflicted wounds, and there’s money to be made in print, particularly from subscribers.

Read the whole thing here, it’s very much worth your time.

photo: Aaron Kushner. Jebb Harris/Orange County Register

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