Changing of Dates on Stories

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In mid December, LA Weekly contributors and media watchdogs discovered that several stories that had been published by LA Weekly prior to Semanal Media’s purchase reappeared on the site with new, inaccurate datelines. Some contributors suspected this was an attempt to repopulate the site with content, despite that Semanal Media seemingly had not made any new assignments and had little to no editorial strategy in place.

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