New papers nibble at Weekly

A year after New Times closed with a $9 million, somewhat-illegal nudge from the Village Voice, the LA Weekly has been the biggest benefactor, Darrell Satzman says in a cover story (free on the site) in this week's LA Business Journal. Says Jim Kaplan of the Studio City Sun, one of the new free papers (along with City Beat and L.A. Alternative Press) trying to grab old New Times advertisers:

"The LA Weekly is a Goliath, they’re huge. But there is still a way to make money, even by picking up their crumbs."

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