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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Santa Barbara Newspaper Loses Staff Over Owner's Changes

The Santa Barbara News-Press has lost nearly all its editors over the past week. Problems at the paper predate the current flap, however. Citing continuing disagreements with owner Wendy McCaw, editor Jerry Roberts and others have decamped. McCaw and acting publisher Travis Armstrong have named new staff to replace the departing journalists. Armstrong has accused local celebrities, including the city's mayor, of trying to influence the paper's coverage.  Read coverage from the Santa Barbara paper The Independent here.

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