In 2009, L.A. Weekly wrote a story about jerkin’—a dance craze sweeping across the Los Angeles basin—that highlighted the work of then little-known rapper YG. “He was so fresh out of prison, he still had ‘FREE YG!’ on his MySpace page,” the story’s author Jeff Weiss told me. It was one of the first interviews YG ever…
Hello freelancers! The new owners of LA Weekly want you to know that they won’t bite—and they might even pay you for your work!
On Wednesday, nine of 13 editorial staffers at LA Weekly were fired after the publication’s parent company had finalized its sale to a new owner. Such mass cullings are depressingly familiar in media. But this bloodbath stands out because no one knows who exactly the new owner is.