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San Diego CityBeat Arts Editor on Cross-Border Work/Life Balancenew

Kinsee Morlan "lays her head down in one country, earns her bread and reputation in another, and co-runs an arts collective somewhere in between," SignOnSanDiego.com, an online project of the San Diego Union-Tribune, writes. Morlan has lived in Tijuana for close to two years while working at CityBeat. She says while working at the local NBC affiliate to supplement her CityBeat income, she was asked to do a story on a waterskiing squirrel, and realized she had to figure out a way to "not have a horrible part-time job and just work at CityBeat." Moving to Tijuana, which has much lower rents than San Diego, was her answer, and she's been there ever since.
SignOnSanDiego.com  |  03-21-2008  8:50 am  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Music Editor Explains Why He's Stepping Downnew

"I didn't want to end up the creepy 40-year-old taking notes in the corner of The Casbah," Troy Johnson tells KPBS. "It's a crisis in music journalism that I wanted no part of -- the aging rock critic who never goes out except to 'marquee shows,' but occupies space as a music editor because that's all they know." Johnson, who has been with CityBeat for five years, will be the new senior editor at the glossy RIVIERA magazine. "There's a lot to miss about CityBeat," he says. "That's a small paper built on chewing gum, bailing wire and severely passionate, severely talented, severely underpaid editors and writers."
KPBS  |  10-12-2007  11:23 am  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBeat Music Editor Inks Book Deal

San Diego CityBeat Press Release  |  08-30-2007  8:03 pm  |  Press Releases

San Diego CityBeat Turns 5new

"I can't lie to you -- this business is a struggle," CityBeat editor Dave Rolland writes. "Whereas we're dying to get into the neighborhood of 72 to 80 pages each week, we're still slogging along at 48 or 52." Looking back on the reasons behind the paper's Aug. 21, 2002, launch, Rolland writes: "There was no publication that represented the city's politically progressive population, no publication that focused on street-level arts and culture and no publication that told stories with lively, conversational flair. It's in these three areas that I believe CityBeat has done its job particularly well."
San Diego CityBeat  |  08-15-2007  10:38 am  |  Honors & Achievements

San Diego CityBeat Editor's TV Show is Cancellednew

Troy Johnson, the music editor at the San Diego alt-weekly, has been the host of the Emmy Award-winning Fox Rox for its run of nearly five years, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. "[The cancellation] was purely a financial decision," says the station's general manager Richard Doutre Jones. "I can't keep losing money on it." Fox Rox's last broadcast is scheduled for March 29. "The media exfoliates itself and it's our time to be shed," Johnson says. "Our ratings were on the slender side. We were Jared post-Subway."
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  03-16-2007  9:43 am  |  Industry News

San Diego CityBEAT Hauls In 13 Awards

Great showing at the San Diego Press Club’s annual Journalism of Excellence Awards positions CityBEAT as the most honored non-daily newspaper in the county (FULL STORY)
10-24-2003  6:58 pm  |  Press Releases

Daily Editor Attempts to Silence San Diego CityBeatnew

Bob Kittle, editorial page editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, claims he had never seen the 10-month-old AAN paper when he learned CityBeat Editor David Rolland would be appearing on a local NPR "Editor's Roundtable" alongside him. Directed to CityBeat’s Web site, Kittle was shocked to find profanity -- so shocked, in fact, that he tried unsuccessfully to get Rolland kicked off the radio program, on which Kittle is a regular pundit. "CityBeat is not journalism. It’s trash," Kittle wrote in a letter to radio station KPBS. In this week’s CityBeat, Rolland responds that Kittle’s real intent was to "limit the range of debate" in San Diego, which he says, "has been too narrow ... for too long."
San Diego CityBeat  |  06-18-2003  2:39 pm  |  Industry News