UPDATE: As of 3/31/09, LAVoice.org is in archive mode.
Anyone interested in reviving it can contact us below. Otherwise, enjoy the archive.
LAVoice.org has always been an open blog.
The following was posted March 1, 2009
Since I founded it back in 2002
, it has been ruled by its readers and
citizen bloggers - by average Angelenos and extraordinary ones - who
want a home online where they can vent freely about politics, rave about
culture, argue over neighborhood news and clue each other into all the
strange and exotic flavors of life in Los Angeles.
has been languishing
, and the current publishers (who took over in February, 2007
have decided to step aside so that someone new can bring LAVoice back to
life and make it useful and meaningful again.
So this is an
open call for a new publisher. It is a non-salaried position, but you
are entitled to whatever ad revenue your version of LAVoice can
You must be:
- A Los Angeles resident
- A First Amendment purist, tolerant of every point of view
- Fluent in HTML and Photoshop (PHP troubleshooting is a plus)
die-hard, regular blogger
- A self-starter and independent thinker
with strong ideas on how you will run LAVoice and clear, workable plans
for bringing in more users and more bloggers to post on a regular basis.
If you look like the right person (or
people) to take over publishing duties - inviting contributors and
pumping some guts, life and originality back into the brand - then I'll
be happy to hand over the keys with zero strings attached, as I did when
I left two years ago. You'll have complete carte blanche to make LAVoice
the public-access blog you think L.A. needs.
I'll even set you
up with a new blog platform, replacing the ancient PostNuke CMS with
something cleaner, more modern and more interactive.
If no one
steps forward by March 30, then we'll just leave versions 1 and 2 in
place for the search engines and L.A.-history geeks to enjoy at their
leisure. I do hope you'll give it some serious thought.
and attach a resume (.pdf or URL, please) and an explanation on why you
should be running LAVoice.org.
Mack Reed Founding publisher