Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Who's Scoopin' Who?

Let's move the ATM vandal photo which fell into the News-Press' lap discussion's hard for me to believe that there is even a "scoop" discussion with how little local news has been covered by the News-Press of late! Good for them but The Sound has been days ahead of the News-Press on so many issues. Now the Newsroom will be joining them in scooping the our paper of disrecord as well.



Anonymous David Pritchett said...

On Monday, the Sheriff public information guy (Erik Raney) sent out widely a news release with those photos of the tagger and their quest for public assistance.

NewsPress saw fit to make that a huge front page story, but certainly not because the Sunday editorial two days earlier had a conniption about graffiti tagging, no.

Daily Sound and both ran the same story as a paragraph brief the same day, considering they each includes lots of actual enterprise articles instead that day, from far off places the NewsPress never treads any more, such as Goleta or the harbor.

Late today, Tuesday, the graffiti vandal was easily caught, and the NewsPress posted an 80-word update at its web site, while posted a 110-word update, along with two other briefs about what actually happened during the City Council meeting today, the same day.

Who scooped whom here?

And only has 6 of their 8 writers even present this week.

4/03/2007 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be a NewsPress coup if their published photos led to the identification and conviction of the alleged bank vandal.

And it certainly will be a deterrent future vandals may not have considered.

Good for them. And glad to see they are finally getting out and back into the community.

4/03/2007 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Average Joe said...

I get the N-P delivered to my office every morning. It's usually crumpled up or used to wipe up spilt coffee by the time I get to it, but when I do read it I laugh. One day last week the entire paper had five staff written stories (that's business, news, sports, etc.) What's the deal? I can rarely find the Sound, but when I do, I've found it to have more local news on one page then the NP has all together. I admire what they're doing at the Sound. I'm pulling for them.

4/03/2007 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Travis loves to beat up Marty over the Janeway tragedy. Does he quote the SB Newsroom's story today in going after Marty tomorrow?

4/04/2007 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Cabalista said...

How is Newspress "getting out and back into the community?"

4/04/2007 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could anyone miss the story of Starshine writing two stories for SB Magazine?? Nipper and galpal Gina Tolleson are editors, one way or another! What's goin' on??

4/04/2007 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The News Press didn't do any investigative reporting at all. All the photos and info came from the police department. The images were on the TV news last night as well.

4/04/2007 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where else were the photos published that led to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator?

Getting this story delivered right to the front door steps helped solve this alleged crime.

Graffiti and vandalism are bugging everyone so like it or not, this was a top local story. And the News Press broke the case.

Kudos. Let's have more of this - no matter where the news source. People really want taggers caught -this is not news. Catching them is.

4/04/2007 2:46 PM  
Anonymous What Is Goin' On said...

Starshine got paid well. Prior writers for that magazine have been paid more than 50 cents per word, and that was years ago.

Starshine resigned, and then still gets paid. Smart.

Wana try again, Nipster?

4/04/2007 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another example of the atrocities occurring at the News-Press. Obviously, Travis had something to do with this.

4/04/2007 3:24 PM  
Blogger Honor Adams said...

Might I add that the pajama tagger pictures were all over the internet and blogs too - so I don't think one single source can take credit for the arrest.

Can't we just call this a successful appeal to the public with the intended result, and "maybe" this will deter some other kids from making the same stupid mistake? I sure hope so.

4/04/2007 6:56 PM  

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