About WeHo News, West Hollywood’s pioneering online newspaper – since 2005
I began publishing WeHo News in 2005 because the Creative City had no dedicated news organ. I knew from having written the only published history of West Hollywood that writers blanketed the city, just like the grounded leaves in a Connecticut fall, and that they would be happy to make the occasional contribution.
The publication was to be a community-based and -focused online newspaper that would present hard news, features, commentary, keep an eye on small indie films and 99-seat theaters, and tell something of the tale of how a railroad town named Sherman became the beacon of hope for millions of people around the world seeking the dignity and respect that comes from “coming out” and standing proudly no matter who or what you are.
WeHo News is wholly West Hollywood’s
Conceived, written, edited and published in the heart of the Creative City by WeHo residents about West Hollywood, and only about West Hollywood.
Is about all things West Hollywood. WeHo News is also, conversely, the world’s window intoo WeHo.
This cyber newspaper is a reflection of you, WeHo, created, written, photographed and polished by your neighbors.
Why WeHo News?
To give West Hollywood the newspaper it deserves – world-class in appearance and ease of navigation with well written community-focused news, top-drawer features and profiles, community voices speaking on a wide range of subjects.
It is a public forum, if you will, along with all the other functions of a local small town newspaper, civic announcements, things to do, shopping and services directory and an advertising vehicle for the local business community.
What is WeHo News?
WeHo News is a community news and information resource for the residents and businesses in West Hollywood.
Published only online, the cyber newspaper allows for the free exchange of ideas and community news that high printing and distribution costs inhibit in the traditional ‘throw-away” press.
What does WeHo News cover?
WeHo News covers everything West Hollywood. News, features, profiles, commentary, events, entertainment and the arts; pretty much what you’d expect from a complete weekly magazine, but more if you factor in the as-occurring news updates.
Who writes for WeHo News?
WeHo News is predominantly a creation of the residents of the city. We have roughly 20 regularly contributing writers who write on their avocations and/or fields of interest.
The news stories and features are written by Ryan Gierach, West Hollywood historian and founder of the site, under the byline, WeHo News staff. All other articles carry a byline.
If you have something you’d like to share with the community, you, too, could do it through this cyber newspaper. Just send us an E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I submit an article for WeHo News?
You could just send us an E mail: email@example.com, or call our editorial offices at at 323) 380-6350 with your story or story suggestion.
Can I report news to you?
Absolutely. We need your eyes and ears around town to call attention to problems in the making, or breaking news stories.
Call us or E mail us if your see or hear of something newsworthy; we’ll follow it up and write about it.
How does WeHo News work as a business? How do you make money?
Like any other news organ, we sell ad space to businesses and professional who want to get the word out about their products or services. Go to Media Kit for more information on how to support our mission and bring awareness to your brand
This site is about you, West Hollywood, and so it is to you we look for direction.
Tell us your story.
Tell us what you’d like to see and read about.
Tell us what you’re interested in hearing about.
Hit us back at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.