LA Weekly at Age 40 and a Crossroads: Will This Media Vehicle Transform and Keep Covering Los Angeles?

By Calvin Naito

The future of LA Weekly — the only remaining general print media publication serving the metropolitan LA area, aside from the Los Angeles Times — is uncertain.

LA Weekly is a long-standing treasure to the people who live in the Los Angeles area, a cultural organ with a heritage of presenting alternative stories and views, a valuable contrast to the more conservative and conventional Los Angeles Times. Yet the alt…