Ed Driscoll

NEWSPAPER WARS: InstaPundit has been

NEWSPAPER WARS: InstaPundit has been touting an alternative to the L.A. Times headed up by professional journalists and frequent bloggers Matt Welch and Ken Layne and backed by former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan. Earlier today, he linked with an article by Joel Kotkin, which appears in The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles. Kotkin does a great job of explaining just how of touch newspapers have gotten with the bulk of their readers, and why the combination of the Web, cable TV and the Internet (especially blogs: The New York Sun (content not yet online) grew out of Ira Stoll’s SmarterTimes.com psuedo-blog) may help to right the balance (pun definitely intended). Kotkin says:

In the dark days of the early 1990s the Times