Media minutiae: We Will Not Be Silenced edition

L. A. Alternative Press to lose the ‘Press’ and transform from a bi-weekly to a weekly. Take that, New Times! You can buy up Village Voice Media but you’ll never have a monopoly on semi-coherent alternative weeklies in this town.

– The LAT may have fired Bob Scheer, but he’ll be posting his column at the Huffington Post, which officially just got five percent crankier.

– WGA and SAG start mobilizing against the increasing trend towards paid product placement in TV shows. Good for them! By the way, I’m typing this on a Dell OptiPlex GX110. It’s fantastic.