Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Orange County News Network is shuttered

The Orange County News Network, part of San Diego based U.S Local News Network, has been shuttered after only four months.

In an e-mail to staff, obtained by the Orange County Business Journal, Chris Jennewein, president of U.S. Local News Network, said “the Orange County Local News Network has been forced to cease operations effective immediately.”

Back on February 1, sister site CitizenPublishing.net wrote that according to ClickZ, Chris Jennewein, president of San Diego News Network, described Orange County as an "under served market," a remarkable statement considering the presence of the Orange County Register. But the OCR's parent company, Freedom Communications, is currently clawing its way out of bankruptcy court, and their current web site has the word "Beta" as part of the flag.