North Coast Current

Current earns awards for news site, Encinitas electoral coverage

North Coast Current

July 18, 2018


Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Media

The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with four awards Tuesday, July 18, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter.

Reporting live from Carlsbad High School: A spotlight on CHSTV

Reporting live from Carlsbad High School: A spotlight on CHSTV

Michele Leivas

October 18, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, Education, Encinitas, K-12, La Costa, Media, NORTH COAST CAMPUS

Carlsbad High School's news channel — CHSTV — is not the first of its kind, but it is one of the best, as its award-winning coverage attests.

Definition of nonprofit journalism enters gray area in Encinitas

Camille Lozano

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Media, Olivenhain, Politics

The not-for-profit news model has recently emerged as an increasingly viable form for sustaining media organizations in a time when the future of traditional media is questioned and for-profit institutions report weakened readership. But as nonprofit news organizations rise in number, concerns have...

POV: Stop the rhetorical insanity

Roman S. Koenig

October 28, 2012


Filed under Commentary, DIALOGUE, Elections, Encinitas, Media

Leave Jim Kydd alone. Some of you might find this statement surprising coming from the editorial director of the North Coast Current, especially those of you who have chosen to use recent coverage in this publication as a passive endorsement of typical Encinitas-style “hate politics.” I found...

Editorial: Who watches the watchdog?

North Coast Current

October 22, 2012


Filed under DIALOGUE, Editorial, Encinitas

It’s bad enough that the local media market has virtually been taken over by ultra-conservative developer Douglas Manchester, relegating the daily North County Times and U-T San Diego (now one media outlet) to a platform for his political whims. But Coast News Publisher Jim Kydd? And hidden in plain...

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray

Ernesto Lopez

October 20, 2012


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Media, Olivenhain

Aside from urging Encinitas voters in an Oct. 12 editorial to “please, please, please” end the tenure of City Council members Jerome Stocks and Mark Muir, The Coast News publisher Jim Kydd is also using a separate website to sway the community. Kydd is the registered owner of the political action site ...

Coast News launches online pay wall

Coast News launches online pay wall

Ernesto Lopez

April 27, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, LOCAL WIDE WEB

The economic reality for media has caught up to longtime North County free weekly newspaper The Coast News. It recently launched a pay wall on its website, which gets nearly 50,000 hits per month. “I (was) not getting any money from the Web page,” said Jim Kydd, the newspaper’s publisher. “And...

Editorial: A new start in Encinitas

North Coast Current

April 7, 2012


Filed under DIALOGUE, Editorial

History is turning an important page in Encinitas in wake of the announcement that the Paul Ecke Ranch is changing hands. It’s with that sense of history – and the future – that the North Coast Current relaunches its news production. Surely, we can expect a multitude of voices in the coming...

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

North Coast Current

February 11, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Local History, Top Stories

Editor´s Note: This was the first editorial published in the Encinitas Coast Dispatch on Feb. 12, 1925. It is reproduced here in full from the North Coast Current archives. After a careful survey of the Southern California newspaper field we have located in this pleasant community of Encinitas as...

Remembering William ‘Magpie’ Maguire

Remembering William ‘Magpie’ Maguire

Mary Cate O’Malley

February 14, 2009


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Region

William Anthony “Magpie” Maguire, 65, a third-generation San Diegan and Encinitas icon, died New Year’s Day in his historic Encinitas Highlands home after a long illness. Maguire, also known as Tony, was an artist, photographer, collector of rare books, bee keeper, and free thinker who touched...

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