Our View: Even tougher times ahead for local journalism
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Editorial: As the newspaper world turns
Shifting ownership and regional printing operations are part of a major realignment going on in the daily newspaper business.
How Mission & State became foundation’s Mission Impossible
It’s time to hit “pause” on the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Mission & State public-interest journalism project. That’s not just my view. At a packed community meeting with representation from a half-dozen media organizations in the area, Lois Mitchell, president of The Orfalea Foundation, a program funder, urged the foundation to suspend a controversial contract that Read More →
News organizations object to Mission & State funding plan
A two-hour debate over the future of the Mission & State investigative reporting project in Santa Barbara ended with no resolution but one funder calling for a time-out to reassess the awarding of a management contract to a for-profit news organization. The meeting was held at the offices of the Santa Barbara Foundation, which awarded Read More →
Business Times wins reporting award for public pension story
The Pacific Coast Business Times has won a first-place news reporting award in the Southern California Journalism Awards contest for a story about retired Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks suing the county for a supplemental pension benefit. The contest is hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club and includes publications of all sizes throughout Southern Read More →
Mid-year newsroom update: New faces, new look and our 15th
With 2014 nearly at the half-way mark, I thought it would be a good time for a mid-year report from the Business Times newsroom. First, I’d like to introduce Elijah Brumback, who joined our news team as a staff writer on June 2. Brumback previously worked for MiBiz, a bi-monthly business magazine based in Grand Read More →