Pappas station goes dark

In the Bay Area, Pappas Telecasting Companies’ KTNC Channel 42 remains on the air but one of its sister stations has gone dark as the company works its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Pappas’ CW affiliate in Yakima, Wash., KCWK-TV, abruptly signed off the evening of May 25, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic. While the station’s transmitter has been turned off, the CW Network is providing a feed to the local cable company.

’60 Minutes’ probes local editor’s murder

If you missed it, here’s a link to the script and video of the “60 Minutes” segment Sunday on the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. While Anderson Cooper’s report didn’t shed new light on the murder, it acquainted the nation with a case that has made headlines in the Bay Area for the past six months. The report included an interview with reporter Chris Thompson (right), who received death threats after writing the first stories about the criminal activities

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’60 Minutes’ to report on Bailey’s death

“60 Minutes” will air a story tonight (Sunday) on the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey (right). It includes an interview Anderson Cooper did with Devaughndre Broussard, 20, (left) who is charged with gunning down the veteran journalist on Aug. 2. As he has in the past, Broussard denied killing Bailey, 57, and tells Cooper that someone else was the triggerman, according to a the “60 Minutes” Web site.

February 2008 Press Club board minutes

Feb. 13, 2008 — Meeting was brought to order at 7:55 p.m. by President Jamie Casini at the Starbucks on 17th Avenue. Board members present: Jon Mays, Michelle Carter and Jamie Casini. Executive Director Darryl Compton was also in attendance. Absent: Peter Cleaveland, Dave Price, Ed Remitz, Jay Thorwaldson, Aimee Strain, Jennifer Aquino and Jack Russell were not in attendance.   Treasurer’s report:Compton provided the board with an updated treasurer’s report. Old business New logo: There is a new logo

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September 2006 Press Club board minutes

Call to order at 6:19 p.m. Meeting was brought to order by Board President Micki Carter at 6:19 p.m. Board members present: Jamie Casini, Peter Cleaveland, Darryl Compton and Dave Price. Absent: John Kane, Jon Mays, Ed Remitz, Jack Russell and Aimee Lewis Strain. Minutes of August meeting approved unanimously. Treasurer’s Report: Balance sheet showed total assets of $34,142.41. Price asked whether that high of a balance should be of concern, since it was his understanding that assets exceeding $25,000

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Press Club board minutes available online

The Peninsula Press Club’s board of directors meets once a month, and the minutes from the latest meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 22) have just been posted on our Web site. In addition, the PPC web site has minutes dating back to 2002. Board meetings are open to all members, and they usually take place at the San Mateo Daily News, 2600 El Camino Real, San Mateo, second floor conference room. Meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of each

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Who needs ink? The future of newspapers

That’s the title of a Commonwealth Club discusssion on March 30 with four media experts: Goldman, Sachs publishing industry analyst Peter Appert, retired Knight Ridder news vice president and former Mercury News editor Jerry Ceppos, former Merc columnist and now Bayosphere.com blogger Dan Gillmore, and Salon.com editor-in-chief Joan Walsh. Jim Bettinger, director of the Knight Fellowships Program at Stanford will moderate. Topics include whether competition from the Internet and other sources of information will doom newspapers and what’s best for

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‘Heartbroken’ Chron reporter claims plagiarism was unintentional

Reporter Edward Guthmann tells the SF Weekly: “At one point, I read about the 1,000th suicide in the New Yorker article and pasted two sentences in my text as a ‘flag’ — a reminder to myself to mention the fact. But when I went back to the piece, which may have been days later since I had other work during that time, I forgot those weren’t my words. I should have set them in boldface or larger type, or not

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