February 8, 2023
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Editorial: As the newspaper world turns


Once again, there are changes afoot in the world of traditional newspapering on the Central Coast.

The Ventura County Star has new ownership under the banner of Journal Media Group, whose flagship is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Media was formed when former owner E.W. Scripps spun off its newspapers and merged them with Journal Communications.

Meanwhile, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, owned by McClatchy, has announced it will stop printing newspapers in the region. It will use the presses of its sister newspaper, the Fresno Bee, to print the Tribune and the weekly Cambrian.

Shifting ownership and regional printing operations are part of a major realignment going on in the daily newspaper business. The Los Angeles Daily News will change owners shortly as the upheaval continues.