Friday, July 13, 2007

S.B. Newsroom Signs Off.

The eight reporters who were fired from the Santa Barbara News-Press and started their own alternative news site have abandoned that venture.

According to an announcement posted on Santa Barbara Newsroom this morning, they are "calling it quits."

The story cites lack of funds to continue online indefinitely as the reason for ending their efforts at web-based reporting.

My own fear is that the closing of the Newsroom site will give a morale boost to News-Press owner Wendy McCaw. In fact, it's one of the few developments in this saga that she can take comfort from.

In any event, I'm sorry to see Newsroom go. It was a good alternative source of local news.

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