Los Angeles-based prison protection legal professional Mark Geragos and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas have acquired Los Angeles Journal from Detroit-based Hour Media, the publication confirmed on Monday. The duo shaped a brand new firm known as Engine Imaginative and prescient Media which would be the father or mother firm beneath which the flagship publication will run, together with the Pasadena and Orange Coast glossies.
“As somebody who was born in downtown Los Angeles and raised within the Pasadena space, it’s a dream to assist steward the legacy of those three unbelievable magazines and supply the sources wanted to take them to the subsequent degree with a optimistic imaginative and prescient that celebrates the communities that these magazines serve,” Geragos, co-founder of Engine Imaginative and prescient, mentioned in a press release posted within the Los Angeles Journal weblog.
The publications will preserve the present employees, together with the writer and editors, and can function in Downtown L.A., the place it’s headquartered. In accordance with the weblog put up, the brand new house owners “deliberate to take a position considerably within the journal’s journalism and develop its digital and social media presence” and concentrate on stay occasions.
“Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Orange Coast are a few of the most vibrant and unbelievable communities not simply in California however on this nation—from tradition, to leisure, to meals, to enterprise, to politics, I’m trying ahead to pursuing a brand new imaginative and prescient for these magazines to change into trusted sources of data and unifying forces locally,” Meiselas mentioned.