Los Angeles Times Opinion Page Looking to Interview Downtown Cyclists

I got a quick note from our new BFF Paul Thornton, an editor with the Times’ Opinion Page that I promised to pass on.  Their video team is looking for a few cyclists, particularly ones who pass through Downtown L.A. (bike messengers, commuters, recreational…you name it) for short on-camera interviews.

The Times is giving cyclists a chance to help shape the coverage that bicycling issues receives in the Times’ Opinion and Video pages. This opportunity was not afforded bicyclists with the L.A. Newspaper Group’s Summer of Cycling.

If you’re available and interested, you can contact Paul directly at Paul.Thornton@latimes.com.

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