Santa Barbara Media Blog
The hearings roll on for the Santa Barbara News-Press. Read story.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Office life made for courtroom drama today at the Santa Barbara News-Press labor trial. Read story.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Craig Smith presents the good news for former and current News-Press employees in their march toward a collective bargaining agreement with Mrs. McCaw. Read story.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Former editor Linda Strean takes stand in between Steepleton's testimony. Read story.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The NLRB began their case against the News-Press on Tuesday morning. Read story.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
In a letter to National Labor Relations Board Chairman Robert J. Battista, Rep. Lois Capps joined Rep. George Miller in urging the NLRB to pick up the pace in resolving the pending cases before it. Read story.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Former News-Press staffers to concentrate on upcoming labor trial. Read story.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Here is veteran journalist Lou Cannon's response to News-Press owner Wendy McCaw's latest personal attack. It essentially sums up everything about the situation. Read story.
Friday, July 6, 2007
A panel of newspaper veterans and analysts cover modern day newspaper practices and politics, as evidenced by the Santa Barbara News-Press, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. KCRW, a Los Angeles public radio station, has the broadcast of July 3 -- with Jerry Roberts, Lowell Bergman, Lou Cannon, and Alex Jones -- on line. And Ms. McCaw wants a word with you (about 2,379, in fact). Read story.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Former editor Jerry Roberts, esteemed writer Lou Cannon, and legendary broadcast journalist Lowell Bergman to discuss the News-Press meltdown, owners who meddle in news coverage, and more on July 3. Read story.
Monday, July 2, 2007
The three staffers who kept the surf culture publication alive quit on June 22. Can it stay afloat? Read story.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
J'Amy reports on the Jerry Roberts fundraiser, the release of IQ by Stephen Murdoch, the art of Jana Zimmer, and the Ebb & Flow of the East-West Gallery. Read story.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
When The Indy contacted the associate editor directly about his job, the News-Press' attorneys responded with threats. We'll take it as a "no comment." Read story.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
In the latest of the ongoing departures from the staff of the Santa Barbara News-Press, Tom Jacobs, the paper's highest-profile full-time arts writer, announced his resignation last week. Jacobs, who has written about theater, classical music, jazz, popular music, opera, and books, will be assuming the role of communications director for the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. Read story.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Lou Cannon responds to a Wendy McCaw-penned editorial that ran in Sunday's paper. Read story.