Articles Tagged With ‘Newspapers’




Greed: The real American dream

OPINION By STACEY WARDE At my college graduation in 1984, a candidate receiving a degree in American Studies stepped up to the podium for his diploma, and someone in the audience proclaimed loudly, “What the hell can you do with... (Continue reading)

Local newspapers? Humbug, says America

Local newspapers don’t earn much respect from a majority of Americans, a new Pew Research Center survey reveals. Most of the 2,000 people interviewed for the survey said they wouldn’t miss their local paper if it disappeared.  They also said... (Continue reading)

NLRB orders Santa Barbara News-Press to rehire reporters

The National Labor Relations Board ordered Wendy McCaw’s Santa Barbara New-Press to rehire eight reporters who were illegally fired for union activities. [Santa Barbara Independent] The NLRB, in its 55-page decision released Thursday, gave the publication 14 days to comply... (Continue reading)

U.S. media shouldn’t rush to hang Murdoch’s News Corp for the sins of its London tabloids

OPINION By PETER SCHEER The economic forces that pummeled every American newspaper from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle have barely disturbed Rupert Murdoch’s media properties. The Wall Street Journal, for one, has not only weathered the... (Continue reading)

Par Ridder joins Clear Channel

The former publisher of the San Luis Obispo County Tribune, who later found himself embroiled in controversy in St. Paul, is joining media conglomerate Clear Channel. [Business Wire] Ridder will serve as Branch President of Clear Channel’s outdoor billboard division... (Continue reading)

More changes at the Tribune

Veteran San Luis Obispo reporter Sally Connell will leave The Tribune later this month to return to freelance writing and to pursue a book project. [SLO Chamber e-Insider] Connell covered San Luis Obispo City Hall and education for the paper. Prior... (Continue reading)

When the Tribune gets it wrong

By JOHN SALISBURY “Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” as penned by Mark Twain, seems an appropriate reply to the Tribune’s unfortunate and erroneous “Big Buzz” article from December 3. Our business has suffered greatly since The Tribune... (Continue reading)

The Tribune continues to shrink

Readers of the San Luis Obispo County Tribune will notice an increasingly thinner newspaper on Mondays and Tuesdays. Executive Editor Sandra Duerr announced more format changes for the paper in a special Announcement to Readers. Starting with today’s edition, the... (Continue reading)

Tribune slashing jobs as McClatchy freefalls

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County’s daily newspaper, The Tribune, will terminate seven employees, and its top officials are reported to be warning of massive layoffs to come in the wake of a similarly foreboding announcement this morning by parent... (Continue reading)

Local group trying to buy The Tribune

A group of county investors, hoping to keep The Tribune locally owned, is making an attempt to purchase the struggling daily from its parent McClatchy Newspapers. Both Publisher Chip Visci and McClatchy treasurer Elaine Lintecum declined comment. The investment group advocates a... (Continue reading)