Santa Barbara News-Press
The Santa Barbara News-Press is a broadsheet newspaper based in Santa Barbara, California. The oldest predecessor of the News-Press started publishing on May 30, 1868; the Santa Barbara Post became the Santa Barbara Press, which became the Morning Press, acquired in 1932 by Thomas M. Storke and merged with his paper, the Santa Barbara News, to make the Santa Barbara News-Press. Storke, a prominent local rancher and booster descended from the Spanish founders of Santa Barbara, brought the paper to prominence. For many years his father, Charles A. Storke, ran the editorial page. In 1962, T. M. Storke won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing "for his forceful editorials calling public attention to the activities of a semi-secret organization known as the John Birch Society", his children did not express interest in continuing to run the paper, however. Storke sold the paper in 1964 to Robert McClean, owner of the Philadelphia Bulletin, who turned over publishing of the News-Press to one of his nephews, Stuart S. Taylor, father of writer Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Under Stuart S. Taylor's tutelage news writers flourished, including Dick Smith, Walker Tompkins, others; the nearby Dick Smith Wilderness Area was named for a noted environmentalist. Larry Pidgeon was a well-known editorial writer for the paper; the paper was sold to The New York Times in 1984. In 2000 the paper was bought by an ex-wife of billionaire Craig McCaw. In early summer 2006, the News-Press was featured in international news when six editors and a long-time columnist resigned; the group cited the imposition of McCaw and her managers' personal opinions onto the process of reporting and publishing the news. Tensions had existed between McCaw and the newsroom since she bought the News-Press in 2000. Between July 2006 and February 2007, 60 staff, including all but 2 news reporters, resigned or were fired from the News-Press. Newsroom employees voted to unionize with the Teamsters, both the News-Press management and the Teamsters made multiple appeals to the National Labor Relations Board.
Former employees have encouraged subscribers to cancel their subscriptions to the News-Press, have encouraged advertisers to cease advertising in the paper. McCaw's attorneys have filed lawsuits against former employees, journalists, as well as competing newspapers, have issued numerous cease and desist letters, to websites linking to the News-Press website, to local business that display signs in support of former employees, to former employees who speak to the local media; the parent company of the Santa Barbara News Press, Ampersand Publishing, filed a Federal lawsuit November 9, 2006 for copyright infringement against the Santa Barbara Independent -- where many former News-Press columnists became contributors to the community weekly—claiming a link on independent.com violated copyright law. The case never reached trial, as an undisclosed settlement was reached April 28, 2008 resulting in a dismissal at the request of the parties. A Federal Judge dismissed the employees' suit on the grounds that a newspaper has a right to control both its content and its personnel under the guarantees of the First Amendment.
On October 14, 2016, during MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow announced that the Santa Barbara News-Press was the first and only newspaper to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Maddow stated they paid $10 to read more about the endorsements on the site only to be navigated to a page with a list of other candidates for other elected positions that the newspaper is endorsing, with no additional information. Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara Daily Sound History of Santa Barbara, California Labor relations at the Santa Barbara News-Press Official website Thomas M. Storke at the California Newspaper Association Hall of Fame Charles A. Storke at the California Newspaper Association Hall of Fame Save the Santa Barbara News-Press, site critical of the News-Press
Investor's Business Daily
Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Holding a conservative political stance, IBD provides news and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, other financial instruments aimed at individual investors and financial professionals. In March, 2016, the company announced that IBD would become a weekly publication and would focus more on digital operations; the publication will continue to use the Investor's Business Daily name as it will continue to publish daily on its website. In May 2016, the company switched to a weekly print publishing schedule and published its first issue of IBD Weekly while continuing to update its website daily. Entrepreneur and stockbroker William O'Neil founded the newspaper in 1984 due to frustration with the lack of data about stocks in newspapers. In 1991, the publication's name was changed from Investor's Daily to Investor's Business Daily.
In 1994, ten years after its founding, IBD was ranked among the fastest-growing newspapers in the country. In 2005, the political cartoonist Michael Ramirez joined IBD. In 2008, Ramirez won his second Pulitzer for editorial cartooning while at the company. In 2015, the IBD website was accessed by over 4 million monthly visitors. In 2016, it was announced that the company would change its printing schedule to once a week, but continue to publish new content to its website daily. In May 2016, the first issue of IBD Weekly was published while the media outlet continued to publish new digital content daily. During the 2016 presidential election in the U. S. IBD was one of two polls that predicted a Donald Trump victory. Leading up to the election, IBD's poll had been dismissed as being an "outlying survey," but it was rated as one of the closest to the final result. IBD takes a conservative political stance in its analysis. IBD provides investor education through its Investor's Corner, the Big Picture, online resources.
The information provided expands on William O'Neil's previous books that detail the CAN SLIM investment strategy. IBD includes news of interest, it covers internet and technology stocks in particular, has a substantial editorial and opinion section. Every Monday in its weekly edition, IBD publishes a list of 50 stocks that are most attractive based on earnings, stock price performance, other criteria used in the CAN SLIM strategy; the IBD 50 Index is the flagship US stock market benchmark published by the Investor’s Business Daily, similar to how FTSE 100 was to the Financial Times. The index is based on the CAN SLIM methodology invented by the newspaper’s founder William O’Neil, the list of its constituents is published every Monday, it becomes the basis for an exchange-traded fund called the Innovator IBD 50 ETF, rebalanced weekly. In July 2009, an editorial in Investor's Business Daily claimed that physicist Stephen Hawking "wouldn't have a chance in the U. K. where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is worthless."
Hawking was British, lived in the United Kingdom nearly all of his life, received his medical care from the NHS. IBD removed the editorial's reference to Hawking in its online version and appended an "Editor's Note" which said, "This version corrects the original editorial which implied that physicist Stephen Hawking, a professor at the University of Cambridge, did not live in the UK." Hawking himself responded, "I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived." IBD educational resources IBD videos
The Salinas Californian
The Salinas Californian, sometimes referred to as The Californian, is a digital and print newspaper published in Salinas, covering the Salinas Valley. Founded in 1871 as The Salinas City Index, it went through several name changes and assumed its current name during World War II; the paper is part of the USA Today Network, owned by the Gannett Company, which acquired its parent company Speidel Newspapers Inc. in 1977. The Salinas Californian’s direct precursor The Salinas City Index first published on March 31. 1871. It changed its name into Salinas Weekly Index in 1883; as Salinas went through a period of agricultural and financial expansion in the years between 1860-1890, the existence of The Salinas Weekly Index, two other publications, Salinas Weekly Democrat and Salinas Daily Journal, was seen as evidence that the city was “one of the most modern for its size in the state” in late 1800’s. The paper changed its name into Salinas Index-Journal in 1928, after merger with The Salinas Daily-Journal.
In 1936 the newspaper was bought by Merritt C. Speidel. In 1942, Salinas Index-Journal merged with Salinas Morning Post; the combined publication was renamed The Salinas Californian in honor of California's first newspaper, The Californian, published in 1848 in Monterey. The paper was still referred to as The Salinas Californian. In May 1977, the Gannett Company purchased Speidel Newspapers Inc. and has remained owner of The Salinas Californian since. The Salinas Californian has issued newspapers from Monday to Saturday since its inception until Sept. 28, 2015. It has never produced a Sunday Edition, it now has a 24-hour, 7-day digital presence and prints newspapers Wednesday and Saturday only. The paper serves the Monterey California with a specific emphasis on the Salinas Valley, its delivery area includes the towns of Salinas, Prunedale, Chualar, Soledad and King City. Daily delivery is available in Monterey, Seaside, Del Rey Oaks, Pacific Grove; the Salinas Californian produces El Sol, a Spanish-language weekly paper.
Its online edition was launched in September 2000. In 2015, The Salinas Californian’s circulation stood between 6,000 and 7,000 during the week higher on Saturdays; the paper's President is Paula Goudreau. Silas Lyons is the Executive Chelcey Adami is the Local News Editor. Ayrton Ostly is the Sports Reporter; the paper’s reporters include Eduardo Cuevas and Joseph Szydlowski
The Press Democrat
The Press Democrat, with the largest circulation in the California North Bay, is a daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, California. The paper received the 2004 George Polk Award for Regional Reporting given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting. Annie Wells of the Press Democrat won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography "for her dramatic photograph of a local firefighter rescuing a teenager from raging floodwaters." The Press Democrat staff won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for "or lucid and tenacious coverage of historic wildfires that ravaged the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County." It was founded in 1897 by Ernest L. Finley who merged his Evening Press and Thomas Thompson's Sonoma Democrat. Finley bought the Santa Rosa Republican in 1927 and merged it with the Press Democrat in 1948. Ernest L. Finley, his wife Ruth, daughter Ruth, son-in-law Evert Person owned and published the "PD" between 1897 and 1985.
Evert and Ruth Finley Person sold the paper to The New York Times Company in 1985. According to a readership survey, the most popular feature in the newspaper for many years was Gaye LeBaron's community column. LeBaron produced more than 8,000 columns between 1961 and her semi-retirement in 2001, writing on human interest, cultural events, ethnic history, local politics, it is owned by Sonoma Media Investments, LLC after being purchased from Halifax Media Group. The New York Times Company bought the paper from the Finley family in 1985, as well as the North Bay Business Journal, the Petaluma Argus-Courier which were purchased by the Halifax Media Holdings LLC. Halifax resold its California papers at the end of 2012 to a local ownership group that includes Douglas H. Bosco. Official website
The Press-Telegram is a paid daily newspaper published in Long Beach, California. Coverage area for the Press-Telegram includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Lynwood and Paramount; the Press-Telegram's precursor, the Press, was first published in 1897. The Press was purchased in the early 20th century by Charles H. Prisk and William F. Prisk, Charles being the owner and William the editor and publisher. Sometime after 1918 the Press was merged with the Daily Telegram. On September 30, 1933, the Press-Telegram published what David Dayen called "One of the more influential letters to the editor in American history": Francis Townsend's letter outlining the Townsend Plan, a proposal that sparked a national campaign which influenced the establishment of the Roosevelt administration's Social Security system. In 1952, the Independent was merged into the Press-Telegram, creating the Independent-Press-Telegram with the Independent being the paper's morning edition and the Press-Telegram the evening edition.
The Independent was discontinued in 1981, leaving only the Press-Telegram as the paper's only edition. The paper was owned by Ridder Publications and its successor Knight Ridder from 1952 to 1997, when it was acquired by its current owner, the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. In 2013, MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media merged into Digital First Media. An online version of the paper began web publication in 1995. In 2011, the paper eliminated its sports and features departments; some of the eliminated positions were picked up by the Torrance Daily Breeze, another Los Angeles Newspaper Group paper. The paper's longtime home, the Press-Telegram building at 6th Street and Pine Avenue, was sold late 2006 to real estate developers intending to convert the property into condominiums; the paper's operations were moved to the Arco Center in downtown Long Beach. The building at 6th Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach occupied nearly the entire block, at one time encompassed the entire production of the paper, including the presses, which were visible behind glass windows at street level.
The old building on Pine Avenue was acquired and redeveloped by Molina Healthcare. The paper is located at 5225 E. Second St. Suite 400 Long Beach, CA 90803. For the 2016 Presidential Election, the paper chose to endorse no candidate; the Long Beach Press-Telegram Latest Headline of Paper newseum.org
The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. Since its founding in 1857, The Bee has become the largest newspaper in Sacramento, the fifth largest newspaper in California, the 27th largest paper in the U. S, it is distributed in the upper Sacramento Valley, with a total circulation area that spans about 12,000 square miles: south to Stockton, north to the Oregon border, east to Reno and west to the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bee is the flagship of the nationwide McClatchy Company, its "Scoopy Bee" mascot, created by Walt Disney in 1943, has been used by all three Bee newspapers. Under the name The Daily Bee, the first issue of the newspaper was published on February 3, 1857, proudly boasting that "the object of is not only independence, but permanence". At this time, the Bee was in competition with the Sacramento Union, a newspaper founded in 1851. Although the Bee soon surpassed the Union in popularity, the Union survived until its closing in 1994, leaving the Sacramento Bee to be the longest-running newspaper in Sacramento's history.
The first editor of the Sacramento Bee was John Rollin Ridge, but James McClatchy took over the position by the end of the first week. Within a week of its creation, the Bee uncovered a state scandal which led to the impeachment of Know-Nothing California State Treasurer Henry Bates. On March 13, 2006, The McClatchy Company announced its agreement to purchase Knight Ridder, the United States' second-largest chain of daily newspapers; the purchase price of $4.5 billion in cash and stock gave McClatchy 32 daily newspapers in 29 markets, with a total circulation of 3.3 million. On February 3, 2007, the paper celebrated its 150th anniversary, a copy of the original issue was included in every newspaper. On February 4, 2007, a 120-page section was included about the paper's history from its founding to today. In 2008, the Sacramento Bee changed its layout; the Sacramento Bee has won six Pulitzer Prizes in its history. It has won numerous other awards, including many for its progressive public service campaigns promoting free speech, anti-racism, worker's rights, environmental protection.
In 2003 the Council for Media Integrity from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry gave the Candle in the Dark award to Edgar Sanchez for his column "Scam Alert" where he has written about Nigerian scams, car-mileage fraud and phony police detectives. The Council is made up of by scientists and academics, all concerned with the "balanced portrayal of science"; the Candle in the Dark Award is presented to those who show "outstanding contributions to the public's understanding of science and scientific principles". Deborah Blum – science writer Renée C. Byer – photojournalist Jack Ohman – cartoonist Nick Peters – baseball writer Nancy Weaver Teichert – former reporter The Sacramento Bee CapitolAlert.com Capitol politics by The Sacramento Bee Sacramento Bee - Sacramento LocalWiki "The Sacramento Bee". Glassdoor Reviews
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper, published in Los Angeles, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters, it has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine. In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910; the paper's profile grew in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Times was first published on December 4, 1881, as the Los Angeles Daily Times under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by Jesse Yarnell and T. J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, it was at his insistence that the Times continued publication. In July 1882, Harrison Gray Otis moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor. Otis made the Times a financial success. Historian Kevin Starr wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic boosterism, extolling the virtues of Los Angeles and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley; the efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the October 1, 1910 bombing of its headquarters, killing twenty-one people.
Two union leaders and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The American Federation of Labor hired noted trial attorney Clarence Darrow to represent the brothers, who pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True." Upon Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, took control as publisher of the Times. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles. Norman's wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in her honor. Family members are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near Paramount Studios; the site includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. The fourth generation of family publishers, Otis Chandler, held that position from 1960 to 1980.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, notably The New York Times and The Washington Post. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with The Washington Post to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations, he toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, Times reporter Michael Hiltzik said that: The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and social and political influence.
Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the generations found that only one or two branches got the power, everyone else got a share of the money. The coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the Los Angeles Times under the Chandler family; the paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history Thinking Big, was one of four organizations profiled by David Halberstam in The Powers That Be. It has been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades; the Los Angeles Times began a decline with Los Angeles itself with the decline in military production at the end of the Cold War. It faced hiring freezes in 1991-1992. Another major decision at the same time was to cut the range of circulation.
They cut circulation in California's Central Valley, Nevada and the San Diego ed