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By Gina Channell-Allen

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About this blog: I am President of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division and the publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, Dublin TriValley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express. As a 25-plus-year veteran of the media industry, I have experience...  (More)

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Citizen editors: New solution to an old problem?
Jan 29, 2014 10:23 am
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I've heard of citizen journalists, and now there are citizen editors. Or at least that's the descriptor I'm using for the folks in a program Delinda Fogel, publisher... More
Happy birthday Pleasanton Weekly!
Jan 21, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 3,544

The Pleasanton Weekly will celebrate its 14th anniversary Jan. 28.

In today's media environment, that is quite a notable accomplishment.

Jeb Bing, the Pleasanton... More
The business of news
Jan 8, 2014 3:22 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,330

Rep. Henry Waxman of California's 33rd District did something that amazes me, intrigues me and irks me all at the same time.

Waxman has sent two letters to Tribune... More
Fails and flubs: Notable mistakes and corrections of 2013
Jan 2, 2014 3:58 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,026

As we start a new year, it's time to make plans and set goals. It's also time to reflect on last year, and one of my favorite year-end reviews is the best (of the... More
Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?
Dec 26, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 68 | Views: 5,421

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL... More
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
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Rails to Trails
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Mark Twain drinking wine?
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