Blackburn plans to view things through a lens
June 9, 2009
Dan Blackburn, co-editor and co-founder with Karen Velie of CalCoastNews.com, is moving on. Blackburn’s Central Coast News Agency (CCNA), which he formed in 2005, will concentrate on video production with emphasis on local and state issues of special significance.
He will contribute articles and video news clips to CalCoastNews.com. “I’m a captive of the visual,” Blackburn said, “convinced that a picture truly is worth a thousand words. And a good piece of video is worth a thousand pictures.”
Blackburn has written and produced documentaries for national syndication, several narrated by the late country singer Hoyt Axton. Blackburn is a lifelong journalist, and formerly Sacramento bureau chief for the Orange County Register and news editor of New Times. His best-selling book, “Human Harvest: The Sacramento Murder Story,” was a Doubleday Book-of-the-Month selection. Blackburn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (805) 423-1203.
CalCoastNews.com has plans to add new investigative reporters and is expanding content to include new sections in the next few months.