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good days at the santa barbara news-press

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by funky_mountain, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Then there's a major chasm here. With no exception, I know no one in any newsroom who would dare take a stand on an issue unless it affected them, and even then they exercised discretion.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Different experiences, I guess....I've certainly f-bombed a boss under the heat of deadline, but that's a little different, I guess, than yelling "fuck you" to the actiing publisher.

    But the SB scene has been recounted by several observers, the editor was apparently highly respected. I certainly believe it happened that way.
  3. annoyed

    annoyed Member

    I'm not doubting that and without siding with DP, I'd have to say the SB must have been a great place to work before this fiasco. At MOST papers everyone would have looked the other way when the F-bombs started flying. That or had some hallucinogenic version of the event.
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Without siding with annoyed, I'd have to say that's much what I thought.

    It's easy for people to say, "Yeah, I did that" after the fact.

    The only reason there's any doubt in my mind is so many people ended up quitting.
  5. bp6316

    bp6316 Member

    I will point out here that California Newspaper Publisher's Association awards were announced yesterday and Santa Barbara took first or second place in seven categories for the 25k-75k range. This is a pretty competitive category and that's a pretty good showing for 2005. So yes, it's a good paper.

    1st in Editorial Pages

    2nd in Lifestyle Coverage

    2nd in Investigative or Enterprise Reporting

    2nd in Environmental Reporting

    1st in Front Page

    2nd in Page Layout & Design

    2nd in General Excellence
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Aww, isn't that cute, all the smug smirking Mr. Publishers get together to give one of their own a nice gentle pat on the ass. ::) ::)

    That'll show those uppity journos!! What the hell do they know!! How dare they speak up against Ms. Publisher, who just wants to run her bidness the way she sees fit?? :D :D
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Laurels for a staff which no longer exists as such. Won't happen again.
  8. Apex

    Apex Member

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