October 25, 2011 |
LA Weekly Editor Drex Heikes announced Monday that he would step down and the Phoenix-based company that publishes the paper quickly named his replacement — Sarah Fenske, who has been managing editor of the Weekly's sister publication in St. Louis. Heikes, who served for a little more than two years as editor of the alternative paper, told his staff that he was proud of the paper's growing readership in print and online but that he needed a break before pursuing his next venture in journalism.
June 30, 2009 |
Drex Heikes, a former editor at the Los Angeles Times and most recently an editor in Las Vegas, has been named the next editor of LA Weekly. Heikes will replace Laurie Ochoa, who was forced to resign earlier this month by executives of Village Voice Media, which publishes the alternative newspaper. Heikes spent 18 years at The Times, including seven as an editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine. In 2005, he joined the Las Vegas Sun as the No. 2 editor. Most recently he assigned and edited the Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the deaths of construction workers.
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January 26, 2007 |
The founding editor of the OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper that tweaks a county known for conservative politics and master-planned communities, resigned Thursday, citing philosophical differences with new owners. Will Swaim, 46, announced his resignation at the paper's weekly staff meeting.
December 14, 2005 |
It used to be that alternative weekly newspapers were like that Marlon Brando line from "The Wild One" -- when someone asked him what he was rebelling against and he replied, "Wadda ya got?" There was war in Vietnam and an international nuclear stare-down, economic injustice and racial inequality, and a dominant corporate culture against which nonconformity was a political statement. Cut to late 2005.
November 29, 2005 |
In a move uniting two major alternative newspaper chains, government antitrust regulators have cleared the pending merger of New Times Media with Village Voice Media Inc., the owner of LA Weekly, OC Weekly and New York's Village Voice. The Federal Trade Commission posted a notice on its website that it had ended its investigation of the merger. New York-based Village Voice Media owns six weekly urban newspapers, while New Times of Phoenix owns 11.
October 25, 2005 |
Three years after packing up and leaving town, New Times announced Monday that it was returning to Los Angeles, buying former rival LA Weekly as part of a deal that would create the nation's largest chain of alternative newspapers. New Times said it was buying Village Voice Media Inc., which also owns New York's celebrated Village Voice, OC Weekly and sister papers in three other markets. Financial terms weren't disclosed.