Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Monday, August 14, 2006

Daily Sound Article on BlogaBarbara

Thanks to the Santa Barbara Daily Sound for their nice above the fold article on BlogaBarbara must have been a slow news day :) FDS and Valerio el Cacique even got a shout!

Thanks to all of you for making this online community what it is today. We may not agree with each other all the time but I will continue to do the best I can in allowing a place where you can discuss the news of the day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work BlogaBarbara.
Thank you all for contributing to this forum.
This site shows that people do care about the coummunity and what happens around them.
Thanks Sara for all your hard work and time.

8/14/2006 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! Who needs the NP anyways.

8/15/2006 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need the NewsPress. Thanks for asking.

8/15/2006 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay Wendy 8:52 AM

8/15/2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger The Observer said...

You need the Goleta Valley Observer.


8/15/2006 11:54 AM  
Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

I noiced the News-Press for sale in the racks now includes a coupon for a 75% discount on the subscription price for daily delivery.

So would a newspaper where subscriptions allegedly are up by a net 406 be offering such desperate discounts?

The Craig Smith Blog revealed the actual numbers of just 27,000 south County subscribers for Sunday, down from 31,000 last January.

Seems like the dwindling paid subscriptions are now so low they are getting to be fewer than the circulation of the University newspapers where the new "star reporters" came from, such as Boston University Daily Free Press, UCB Daily Californian, UCSB Daily Nexus, SBCC Channels, and UCSD Guardian.

While the News-Press circulation still is higher than these college newspapers, will working for the News-Press soon be considered a career demotion for the staff formerly working for these past college newspapers?

The professional reputation of these new rookie reporters certainly is starting off with a big fat asterisk on their resumes about the circumstances under which they were hired, and why they were hired, notwithstanding that sources to be interviewed do not trust them and they have zero memory on the long-term subjects.

All the more ironic when Vlad Kogan, the new darling for Steepleton and Armstrong covering the Santa Barbara City Government beat and everything else before he burns out, already has plenty of experience with ethical turmoil, news and university publisher interferance with the news content, and a loss of sales and declining subscriptions and corresponding staff salary cuts. Look up the "university relationship" and "recent history" paragraphs at the Wikipedia entry for UCSD Daily Guardian.

8/15/2006 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean while the Newspress circulation SO FAR and STILL is higher than those college newspapers!

8/15/2006 4:16 PM  

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