Can two past journalism enemies join together in common cause?
The answer is yes based on the relatively new union between Will Swaim, OC Weekly‘s founding editor, and Steven Greenhut, the longtime lead editorial writer and columnist for crosstown rival Orange County Register.
Greenhut is nowadays vice president of journalism at the Virginia-based Franklin Center for Government & PublicIntegrity and Swaim is now the managing editor of the organization’s nationwide news operations.
Greenhut, the nemesis of public employee labor unions, works from Sacramento; Swaim works from Irvine.
The Franklin Center–which was established in 2009 and is run by former North Dakota Republican Party executive director and Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign operative Jason Stverak–aims to provide “fresh, original, hard-hitting news content” that focuses on investigations of local, state and federal government.