Former LA Mayor May Launch Weekly

january 21, 2003  11:18 am
Richard Riordan is preparing a prototype of a new weekly newspaper, The Los Angeles Examiner. The prototype, a 50-page tabloid, should be complete next week and "will be shopped around to prospective advertisers and investors," the Los Angeles Business Journal reports. Ken Layne, a member of the Examiner’s editorial staff and co-founder of the Web site, says the weekly would be a politically oriented, L.A.-centric paper aimed at affluent readers featuring commentary from well-known political writers and Hollywood insiders, but no sex ads. Former New Times Los Angeles writer Jill Stewart is a contributor to the prototype.