Thursday, January 13, 2011

Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader Add a Sunday Edition

The Glendale News-Press and the Burbank Leader are getting back into the Sunday game.

Former Daily News editor Ron Kaye will be front and center in the new Sunday News-Press and Leader; the scribe, who has become an extremely vocal community activist, will write a front-page column for the new paper.

The News-Press and Leader are a part of the Los Angeles Times' Times Community News division; Times Mirror first bought the papers in 1993.

Since becoming smaller, community inserts distributed along with the Times, the papers haven't had a Sunday edition. (The Saturday News-Press has been branded the "Weekend" edition.)

Now, with the Sunday News-Press and Leader launch on Jan. 31, the News-Press will no longer publish a Monday edition. The paper will now run Tuesdays through Sundays. The Leader, which isn't a daily, will continue to publish on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

“Recent events, including our investigation of fraud in the affordable housing industry, reaffirm the importance of local, community-based reporting,” said Dan Evans, Editor of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. “We’ve already ramped-up our coverage online and adding a Sunday print edition—particularly with the voice of a community advocate like Ron Kaye—means we’ll be able to deepen our coverage and maintain our role as a watchdog, while also extending lifestyle and leisure features.”

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