Two opinions on the Chron’s plight

Here’s a stunner of a headline, at least for Bruce Brugmann’s Bay Guardian: “Save the Chronicle!” He’s been criticizing the Chronicle for 42 years for failing to cover stories and for its biased slant on others. But if the Chronicle dies, the city will lose an important, if often infuriating, civic institution. Hearst should not be allowed to turn San Francisco into the first major American city with no major daily newspaper — not without extensive oversight, hearings, and a

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Here’s one way to get a byline in Time

Dana Yates, a reporter with the San Mateo Daily Journal, recently got a byline in Time magazine. More accurately, her byline on the Journal’s front page could be seen in this photograph in Time’s Feb. 16 issue. The picture available online (which we have placed above) doesn’t show details such as the text of the front-page stories in the news-racks, but the printed edition clearly shows Yates’ name on a story headlined “Police issue prowler alert,” published Jan. 29. The

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Adviser selected for closed student paper

Students at Carlmont High School in Belmont will once again publish a newspaper now that school officials have appointed a journalism adviser. School officials shut down the paper, the Scots Express, last month after a student wrote a facetious opinion piece about his own sex appeal. A Carlmont vice principal handed the student editor, Alex Zhang, a letter saying the paper was being closed because of the article. Despite the letter, school officials said the paper was closed because its

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