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Out of Print: blogdowntown Stops the Presses on Weekly Paper
In perhaps not-so-surprising news, blogdowntown's infant weekly paper recently called it quits, though the reasons, say founder and editor Eric Richardson, don't have to do with popularity with readers, reports LA Observed. The print edition launched last summer.
The website is very much up-and-running, however, though, LAO notes that Richardson "sounds unsure what the future holds." Richardson explains that the primary challenges for getting the weekly print edition to be a success were related to "ad sales and frequency," along with the shifted focus to news and away from "strong calendar and lifestyle," content, which Richardson believes "print needed to be about."
On the blogdowntown site, the focus is, indeed, on news. In their About section, the site says they are "the online community hub for Downtown Los Angeles, delivering the news and information that our readers need to be the most informed and active members of their community." We couldn't agree more that blogdowntown is a tremendous infosource for DTLA-ers.