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How Aaron Kushner didn't save the Register

oc-weekly-kushner-cover.jpgThe buyout class of 2014 has left the Orange County Register newsroom — somewhere around 70, including many of the paper's most veteran journalists, ex-staffers say. Gustavo Arellano, no friend of the Aaron Kushner experiment, says in a long piece in the OC Weekly that any confidence left in the owner among the journalists evaporated with the hedging done at the buyout announcement gathering. The story also details strains on the business and advertising side, unpaid vendors showing up demanding to be paid, a management style that does not allow speaking up by smarter or dissenting voices, and some very disappointed words by journalists who thought and hoped Kushner had some kind of answer.


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