Costa Mesa, California (August 15, 2018) – MLG founder Jonathan Michaels has published his 100th consecutive monthly article in the prominent Los Angeles Daily Journal. His article notes that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the passage of the 19th Amendment and the establishment of time zones in the U.S.
Founded in 1888 and publicly traded on the NASDQ exchange, the Daily Journal is highly regarded as the leading publication in the legal industry. The paper started life as the Daily Court Journal, before being purchased by the vice president of Berkshire Hathaway in 1977 and introduced to the world of public offerings.
Michaels has been a guest columnist for over eight years – dating back to the early President Obama days – and has never missed a month. His unique expertise and understanding of the automotive industry, both legally and economically, have proven to appeal to readers of all types. In 2014, Michaels’ writing on the GM ignition switch scandal earned him a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism.
“It has been such an honor and a privilege to write for the paper,” said Michaels. “I recall in 2010 when I was first asked to write an article about the Toyota sudden acceleration case; I couldn’t believe they asked. But they kept asking, and I kept writing.”
Now, having written on everything from the Earth’s shortage of lithium to CAFE fuel economy regulations, Michaels has become the single most celebrated columnist in the paper’s rich 130-year history. No one has ever reached the historic mark of 100 consecutive monthly articles, and it is not likely anyone will in the foreseeable future. “This is truly a magical moment,” said Michaels. “Let’s see what the next 100 bring!”