Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Friday, April 06, 2007

Transparency at the Daily Nexus

I followed a link form Craig Smith to a great piece by Jerry Roberts about how the Daily Nexus is operated and the financial challenges they are facing. How refreshing to see such transparency!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great piece, yet it strikes me what a waste it is for Jerry to be spending his multi-dimensional talents on a publication with limited and collegiate readership. The Nexus is a great college paper, but Jerry is among the best editors in the business, and he never should have had to quit his job at the News-Press in the first place. Such a shame. Hopefully UCSB will recognize what a gem has landed in their lap and utilize his skills in a widespread, public way.

4/06/2007 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Roberts undoubtedly needs health insurance for his cancer while fighting Wendy McCaw's $25,000,000 lawsuit. Madness.

It is refreshing to read him again. Reminds one of an era when News-Press columnists were other than of the Travis/Dr. Laura ilk.

It also reminds one of what we lost. Why would a sane owner put her opinion person in charge of a newsroom, berate reporters for including a celebrity address in a planning story, and kill a drunk driving sentencing story about an editor?

As Wendy McCaw will find to her chagrin, in this electronic age Roberts' Nexus readership will be far more widespread than in the past, as Sara's post illustrates.

4/06/2007 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heve bben on break for a week. it was sure nice to vacation in a place that had a real local paper to read and enjoy.
looks like more of the same has been going on while i was a way.
Sara i would not hold your breath for the Dr. once you made the offer she ran with her tail between her legs.
Interesting that she would have to look somewhere other than the NP to write where she felt there may be bias... she already writes for one. maybe it's time to look in her own back and front yard she might find what she is looking for a place were bias has made its home. kinda like Dorthy in the OZ.... she was aready there all a long she did not need to look over the rainbow.... time to wake up Dr. and see the bias.

4/06/2007 9:45 PM  
Blogger Bill Carson said...

Doesn't Marianne Partridge have "her opinion person in charge of a newsroom"?

4/06/2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traditionally there is a big difference between an alternative weekly and a daily "newspaper of record."

4/07/2007 8:25 AM  

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