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North Coast Current marks award-winning year

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December 31, 2020
The North Coast Current had a successful 2020, receiving 16 awards from local and nationally affiliated professional media organizations.

North Coast Current news site recognized for excellence in SPJ contest

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September 1, 2020
The North Coast Current’s news site was recognized as being among the best in the county by judges of the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter’s annual contest.

Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

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November 1, 2019
The North Coast Current’s environmental and nature reporting and overall website earned the Encinitas-based news journal several awards from the San Diego Press Club on Oct. 29.

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

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July 26, 2019
The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with seven awards Wednesday, July 17, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego.

William Russell Harris: Journalist was North County Times managing editor

William Russell “Rusty” Harris. (Courtesy photo)
February 22, 2019
William Russell Harris, who guided the Blade-Citizen and North County Times newsrooms to scores of awards and mentored dozens of newspaper people, died Feb. 21 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Current earns awards for news site, Encinitas electoral coverage

July 18, 2018
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

CHSTV adviser Doug Green instructs students before a live broadcast on Oct. 13 at Carlsbad High School. (Photo by Troy Orem)
October 18, 2016
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

October 16, 2014

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...

POV: Stop the rhetorical insanity

October 28, 2012

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...

Editorial: Who watches the watchdog?

October 22, 2012

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...

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray
October 19, 2012

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...

Coast News launches online pay wall

Coast News launches online pay wall
April 27, 2012

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...

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