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The Other Article

The other AJR article about A Local Daily that you may have missed. This one even includes more references to the Local Freebie.


The American Journalism Review issue of December/January contains another article of interest to anyone following A Local Daily’s staging of an Elizabethan tragedy.

It begins like this:

Ever since the Santa Barbara News-Press became engulfed in controversy in July, owner Wendy McCaw and her top subordinates have ordered staff members to remain quiet or face termination; have threatened or filed lawsuits against former employees and other media; have refused multiple requests for interviews; and have then complained about being unfairly targeted by ignorant outsiders. [Read the rest of the article]

This article is dated “October/November,” although it came out simultaneous to the previously mentioned article. A Local Freebie is also mentioned.

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