Columbia Journalism Review features CCN
February 2, 2012
A respected national professional journalism publication has recognized CalCoastNews for its impressive entry into the electronic investigative news business. [Columbia Journalism Review]
“The stories the site produces reverberate across the Central Coast,” wrote Chasen Marshall for Columbia Journalism Review’s “The News Frontier Database” section.
The article outlines CalCoastNews’ origins and its objective: “hard news and investigations.”
Specifically noted are articles reported by CalCoastNews on former land developer Kelly Gearhart and his financial antics.
The Review says CalCoastNews “recognizes the digital realm is the future of journalism,” and continues to produce “the kind of work that has kept CCN on the news media map.”
CalCoastNews co-founder Karen Velie said she was gratified by the recognition, but noted that “it’s the site’s tens of thousands of daily readers who have accepted us as their local news source, and who have made all of this possible.”