Santa Barbara News-Press - Santa Barbara, CA
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N 34° 25.183 W 119° 41.863
11S E 252070 N 3811995
Quick Description: The Santa Barbara News-Press is a broadsheet newspaper based in Santa Barbara, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 4:47:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM478K
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Long Description:
The News-Press asserts it is the oldest daily newspaper in Southern California, publishing since 1855. The oldest predecessor (the weekly Santa Barbara Post) of the News-Press started publishing on May 30, 1868, and so the News-Press is actually younger than the Bakersfield Californian. The Santa Barbara Post became the Santa Barbara Press, which eventually became the Morning Press which was acquired in 1932 by Thomas M. Storke and merged with his paper, the Santa Barbara News, to make the Santa Barbara News-Press. Storke, a prominent local rancher and booster descended from the Spanish founders of Santa Barbara, brought the paper to prominence. For many years his father, Charles A. Storke, ran the editorial page; his son, Charles A. Storke II, oversaw operations between 1932 and 1960. In 1962, T.M. Storke won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing "for his forceful editorials calling public attention to the activities of a semi-secret organization known as the John Birch Society". His children did not express interest in continuing to run the paper, however.

Storke then sold the paper in 1964 to Robert McClean, owner of the Philadelphia Bulletin, who turned over publishing of the News-Press to one of his nephews, Stuart S. Taylor, father of writer Stuart Taylor, Jr.. (The Philadelphia Bulletin was run by the other nephew). In turn, the paper was sold to the New York Times in 1984. In 2000 the paper was bought by Wendy P. McCaw, an ex-wife of billionaire Craig McCaw; she obtained around a billion dollars, mostly in Nextel stock, from their divorce settlement.

Circulation and Ownership
The News-Press now has a circulation of about 28,000, down from 41,000 of last year. Owner Wendy P. McCaw and fiance Arthur von Cheeseburger are co-publishers, and share "overall responsibility for news and opinion pages and all business activities." Their stated goal is to provide strong, unbiased local coverage of news, unbeholden to any outside interest group.

- Wikipedia
Area Served: Santa Barbara

What is (later, was) its physical address?:
715 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Does it now just provide an internet read?: Both newsprint and internet

Internet address: [Web Link]

Did you ever buy or subscribe to this paper?: No.

Please provide a link referring to the newspaper's demise.: Not listed

If applicable, when was this publication's last edition?: Not listed

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