Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blogdowntown 2005 - 2013, RIP. KPPC Shutters blogdowntown

photo by Eric Richardson
Eight years after Eric Richardson started one of the first blogs in Downtown LA and two years after he handed it over to KPCC when he moved to Atlanta, KPPC announced that there will be no further postings on the blogdowntown site and all future coverage of Downtown LA will be on their main news page.

And, starting this weekend, the place where Eric Richardson lived and started blogdowntown will be added to my walking tours of Historic Downtown LA. on all three days of this Labor Day Weekend.

KPCC moves blogdowntown coverage to main news site

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 02:07PM
 As of today, KPCC is moving blogdowntown coverage to our main news site, KPCC.org. As a result, blogdowntown will no longer be updated, and the Twitter and Facebook accounts associated with blogdowntown also will be inactive.
 Blogdowntown reporter Hayley Fox will continue to report on Downtown and other issues of interest to Los Angeles residents as part of KPCC's ongoing mission, and her reports will appear on our main news site.
 Fox will also continue to tweet from her Twitter account, @EPfox. You can also follow KPCC's Twitter account, @KPCC, twitter.com/kpcc, and get updates on KPCC's Facebook page, Facebook.com/kpcc.
 Existing blogdowntown posts will remain archived here.
Please share suggestions for future coverage with us. You can let us know by email, on our Facebook page or on our Twitter feed (just "@" mention @KPCC). 
I'll share some thoughts and recollections on this later.


David Kennedy said...

Hey, Brady! Did you ever post your thoughts about blogdowntown? I was looking for them here and I couldn't find them. I was surprised how little was said about the passing of blogdowntown. It deserved a decent obituary. Alas, I never found one.

brady westwater said...

Alas, no, I have not - yet - written more on the importance of blogdowntown - and Eric Richardson - to the rebirth of DTLA, but I hope to later this year. And don't miss the big GQ article on Downtown LA in the January issue now on the news stands, and soon to be on their website.