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LA Register Debut: Does Los Angeles really need another newspaper?

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Copies of the Orange County Register slide through the presses. The newspaper is the country’s 20th most-read daily, with a circulation of about 285,000. Grant Slater/KPCC

Starting today, The Los Angeles Register, will be available at 5,500 retail locations throughout L.A. County. The new paper is the newest venture from Freedom Communications, which also owns The OC Register.

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But the city already has one paper of record, the L.A. Times. Not to mention all the blogs, weeklies and magazines devoted to covering every angle of the city. Is there really a market for yet another paper?

For more, we're joined by Ken Doctor, a news industry analyst with the Nieman Journalism Lab.

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