The End of an Era: A Farewell to New Times LA

The Los Angeles media landscape loses a vibrant voice with the closure of New Times LA. Founded in 1996 through the merger of the Los Angeles View and Los Angeles Reader, New Times LA quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with. Its bold and alternative perspective offered a refreshing counterpoint to the mainstream media.

For over six years, New Times LA served as a platform for investigative journalism, local artists, and critical commentary. Its competition with LA Weekly fueled innovation and kept both publications at the forefront of local news.

Though its run was cut short due to an antitrust investigation, New Times LA left an undeniable mark on Los Angeles. We at New Times LA honor its contribution to the city’s cultural scene and its commitment to independent journalism.