(AP) The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city.
On Monday morning, residents of the Southern California city of Long Beach will wake up to a choice between the long-established Press-Telegram and the upstart Register.
The gamble of launching the Long Beach Register in these days of declining print circulation comes courtesy of the owners of the Orange County Register, whose publisher argues consumers will reward an investment in 'hyperlocal' coverage inked on paper and delivered to their doorsteps.
The new publication promises to cover everything from Eagle Scouts to the budget.
Editors at both the old and new papers agree on one thing: The competition's certain winners will be local residents.