Help in Santa Barbara

Jerry Roberts, the top editor who resigned rather than doctor the news for Wendy McCaw at the News-Press, is asking for donations to help fight a $25 million arbitration claim against him and defend the other journalists that McCaw has gone after. "Amid the ongoing exodus of dozens of professional journalists from the News-Press," Roberts writes, "the paperís owner has filed a flurry of legal threats, claims and lawsuits against people who dared to speak out or report about what was happening in the newsroom."

Keep up with what's going on at the News-Mess:
Santa Barbara Independent media blog
Craig Smith blog


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