Long Beach Register

I was shocked when I heard that the Long Beach Register was set to publish their first edition in mid August. It seems as though all other major newspapers have decided to pull back on paper publishing due to the easy instant access the internet has provided the papers’ former subscribers over recent years. As well as that, the higher costs of printing and declining sponsor interest would make any publisher hesitant to start a brand new newspaper. On the other hand the OC Register seems fairly successful and is widely distributed in Orange County. What are your thoughts on Long Beach’s first Register? Do you think it will be a hit or destined for failure?