Santa Barbara Media Blog

Judge in News-Press vs. Independent Copyright Suit Dies

Oft-postponed case once again hanging in limbo. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Miller McCune Launches New Magazine

The publisher and philanthropist will feature solutions to problems, claims 100,000 readers already. Read story.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Shots from Citizen McCaw

A gallery of the talked-about News-Press doc premiere. Read story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Teamsters, News-Press Trade Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Union claims raises were denied; News-Press alleges interference with delivery Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

What's Funny About the News-Press

An online video parodies Curb Your Enthusiasm, and takes a swipe at the News-Press, offering an unlikely alternative. Read story.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fired News-Press Worker's Victory Lap Captured on Google

Citizen Journalism: Videographer Larry Nimmer memorializes the post-NLRB decision press conference online. Read story.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Judge Says News-Press Violated Federal Labor Laws

Sweeping decision orders re-hiring of fired reporters, back pay, and more. Read story.

Monday, December 31, 2007

News-Press Motion to Delay Trial Against Indy Denied

Judge rules against daily's attempt to buy more time before January 29 jury trial. Read story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Teamsters File Another Charge Against News-Press

Union alleges labor law is being violated by newspaper's hiring of temp workers. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Win, Losses for News-Press in Case Against Independent

Most of the federal case is dismissed, but the copyright claims will go to trial after Monday's ruling. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jerry Roberts Lauded for Journalistic Ethics

Accepts the 2007 PEN First Amendment Award. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

News-Press Circulation Free Falls

More than 5,000 subscribers have jumped ship in the past six months. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

It All Started When They Published His Address

So the Sheriff had the County Attorney arrest the Editor and Publisher. A weekly newspaper in Phoenix, threatened with felony prosecution for publishing Sheriff Joe Arpaio's address on its website in 2005, heard the shoe drop last week. After an adjoining jurisdiction declined to press charges, Arpaio's political ally, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, convened a grand jury to "investigate" charges the paper broke the law when it published Arpaio's address, and culminated in the owners arrest on October 19. Read story.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wendy McCaw Takes the Stand

News-Press owner tells her side of the story as NLRB hearing nears the end. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wendy McCaw Enters Bankruptcy Court

Some speculate that she could testify today in the News-Press/NLRB hearing. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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