North Coast Current

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...

State board OKs judgments in two Encinitas political complaints

North Coast Current

April 12, 2014


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

The state Fair Political Practices Commission voted to approve the filing of civil judgments in the cases of two Encinitas political committees active during 2012 and 2013 campaigns, according to a commission news release. In closed session, according to the Feb. 20 announcement, the commission approved...

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...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Christopher Earley

April 21, 2012


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Politics

Once again, a controversial piece of art has cast the city of Encinitas into the spotlight. June 2011 found the city amid a debate regarding whether a mosaic dubbed the “Surfing Madonna,” which was illegally placed underneath a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard, was graffiti or a piece of art. Less t...

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