Lately, there’s been a lot of chatter and speculation in B-town about changes at the Burbank Leader. Today, there are details of some of those changes over on Kevin Roderick’s popular website, LA Observed.
Roderick posted a piece on former Los Angeles Daily News editor/ sometime activist/media commentator, Ron Kaye, who has a new gig as a front-page columnist for the new Sunday combined edition of the Burbank Leader/Glendale News-Press. The first issue is set to hit newsstands later this month, on January 30, according to a Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers press release.
Roderick makes this observation: “One presumes the Times suits know that Ron is a political activist these days, and that his playing field is Los Angeles, not Burbank or Glendale.” Hmm, very good point. In the Times’ press release Burbank Leader/Glendale News-Press editor, Dan Evans, refers to Kaye as “.. a community advocate.”
You can read Roderick’s post and the Times press release, which includes other changes, here.