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New Times in San Luis Obispo brings 55 Fiction to Ether

San Luis Obispo New Times has held an annual short story writing contest—known as 55 Fiction—for 26 years and counting. (FULL STORY)
SLO New Times  |  10-24-2013  9:00 am  |  Press Releases

Ten AAN Members That Bucked the Trends and Grew in '08new

In the old days, when the media reported on problems in the newspaper industry, alternative newspapers weren't included. But alt-weeklies are immune no longer: In 2008, many AAN papers faced some of the same issues afflicting their mainstream brethren in the print media. However, you can still find alt-weeklies that had a pretty good year in 2008. That's just what AAN's editor Jon Whiten did, and he reports on 10 papers that increased revenue in a story published by Editor & Publisher.
Editor & Publisher  |  01-28-2009  1:42 pm  |  Industry News

Wrong Interview, Right Fit: San Luis Obispo New Times Hires New Editor

Award-winning veteran investigative reporter Ed Connolly has taken over as editor of New Times, the paper announced Monday. Former editor Ryan Miller will remain at the paper as executive editor and will also assume responsibility for the production of New Times' sister paper, the Santa Maria Sun, for which he is also executive editor. Connolly first found his way to New Times after applying for a proofreader opening -- then he wandered into the wrong interview, one for an opening at the Sun. Miller said it quickly became clear Connolly's skills made him a good fit for New Times. "Ed sort of fell into our laps here at New Times," Miller says in a statement. "He was too good of an asset to pass up." (FULL STORY)
San Luis Obispo New Times Press Release  |  04-08-2008  1:42 pm  |  Press Releases

New Times SLO Offers Wineries, Eateries Free Web Hosting

Local Arts and Entertainment Weeklies offer a DELICIOUS online opportunity (FULL STORY)
New Times SLO Press Release  |  10-03-2006  10:50 am  |  Press Releases

San Luis Obispo New Times Sued Over Funeral Photosnew

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  |  09-11-2006  1:42 pm  |  Industry News

Ryan Miller named Editor of San Luis Obispo New Times

New Editor Honors the Old Times and Welcomes the New (FULL STORY)
SLO New Times Press Release  |  08-23-2006  10:58 am  |  Press Releases

San Luis Obispo New Times Marks 20 Years, New Ownershipnew

Twenty years after Bev Johnson, Alex Zuniga, and Steve Moss (pictured) produced the first issue of San Luis Obispo New Times, the newspaper is celebrating not only its anniversary but also having new owners who are familiar faces at the office. Founding owner Moss died in 2005; Zuniga, the art director, and Bob Rucker, the longtime general manager, had to compete with others to purchase the paper. Their majority co-ownership became official on Aug. 2. "We have a lot of potential to keep getting better," Zuniga says. "We're not done yet. Steve developed the philosophy and feel of the paper that we want to maintain: If it's important, accurate, and relevant, it should be in the paper."
San Luis Obispo New Times  |  08-18-2006  12:57 pm  |  Industry News

SLO New Times to Stay Locally Owned

Bob Rucker and Alex Zuniga Purchase Weekly (FULL STORY)
SLO New Times Press Release  |  08-17-2006  7:58 am  |  Press Releases

San Luis Obispo Managing Editor Resignsnew

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo)  |  06-08-2006  3:05 pm  |  Industry News

SLO New Times Managers Get Approval To Buy Itnew

San Luis Obispo Tribune  |  05-31-2006  3:06 am  |  Industry News

SLO New Times Editor Profiles TV Anchors, Including Himself

King Harris, managing editor of the San Luis Obispo weekly, was a television news anchor until two years ago. His April 13 cover story details the careers of seven anchors who have chosen to stay in the area despite opportunities elsewhere; the last profile is of Harris himself. He reveals that he "got into the business to tell stories about people" and was dismissed by a local station for being too "folksy."
04-13-2006  9:32 am  |  Industry News

San Luis Obispo New Times Editor Resignsnew

Jim Mullin (pictured) drew criticism for a Feb. 2 cover story containing a recipe for methamphetamine, but New Times General Manager Bob Rucker told the San Luis Obispo Tribune that the meth story didn't precipitate his resignation. "There was a problem knowing the audience," Rucker said. Until his resignation Friday, Mullin was working for the California weekly from his home in Miami Beach. He was previously the editor of Miami New Times, but resigned in 2005 shortly after the suicide of former city official Arthur Teele, whose alleged involvement with a transvestite prostitute was exposed in a Miami New Times cover story. (Unlike the Miami paper, SLO New Times is not part of the New Times/Village Voice Media chain.)
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  |  02-22-2006  8:19 am  |  Industry News