Articles Tagged With ‘Newspapers’




North County newspaper owner threatens war on competitor

The president of News Media Corp., which owns the Paso Robles Press and Atascadero News, left a voicemail for an employee-turned-competitor in North County, chastising him for entering the local news market and threatening to go to war with him.... (Continue reading)

Newspaper publishers buying up California regions

The Tribune Publishing Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times announced last week that it is purchasing U-T San Diego, a move that is expected to consolidate the news business in Southern California. [LA Times] As newspapers have suffered losses... (Continue reading)

New Times’ staff riddled by departures

By DANIEL BLACKBURN New Times, San Luis Obispo’s weekly newspaper, is looking for a few good men… or women, an editor or two, and a reporter. Ryan Miller, the paper’s executive editor whose primary responsibility was running sister paper Santa... (Continue reading)

Tribune printing press moving to Fresno

Central Valley residents can soon get copies of the San Luis Obispo Tribune hot off the press. The Tribune announced Tuesday that, starting in early June, its newspaper will be printed in Fresno. The Tribune’s parent corporation, McClatchy Company, is... (Continue reading)

Tribune publisher Ray seeks new pastures

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Tribune president and publisher Bruce G. Ray has resigned effective Feb. 27, Executive Editor Sandy Duerr announced Saturday in a front-page story. The resignation comes as stocks in the Tribune’s parent corporation, the McClatchy Company, have plummeted... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Why newspapers are folding

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER I am one of the few people I know who actually enjoys reading a daily newspaper printed on paper and delivered to my door. However, many years have passed, and I’m not counting, when I have... (Continue reading)

Will the real demagogues please stand up?

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Usually, those unusually insipid things we read so regularly in our local daily newspaper come and go from our thoughts like the pat of a subway groper. Until Joe. Look, I’ll say from the start that... (Continue reading)

Another back-room romance: government and local media

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” — Philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN It used to be that citizens who had the nerve to... (Continue reading)

Tolosa Press founders selling company

Tolosa Press founders Mary and Chris Gardner are selling their 50 percent share of the local newspaper publisher to company co-owners Bret and Lani Colhouer. [Tribune] The Gardners founded Tolosa Press in 2006, along with the newspaper SLO City News.... (Continue reading)

Newspapers shrink, one expands

While most newspapers throughout the state are shrinking, one California newspaper owner has chosen to increase quality and content. [Huffington Post] The Orange County Register has increased its community news section nearly five-fold, added more investigative reporting and about 75... (Continue reading)