Sep 28, 2008

At the Courier

The Claremont Courier is one of the few remaining independently owned newspapers in Southern California with a history of producing strong journalism in a small market (hyperlocal before it was cool). Los Angeles Times reporter David Zahniser is one of the better known alumni.

The paper has faced an uncertain future ever since publisher and owner Martin Weinberger had to step down for health reasons. Weinberger's son, Peter, recently took over as publisher and has promoted Kathryn Dunn as managing editor.

Peter W. has worked as a photojournalist for 30 years, most recently as photo director at the Charlotte Observer. Dunn has worked off and on at the Courier for 17 years, most recently as production editor. I hope they work to restore the scrappy but ambitious newspaper I remember from when I worked there.

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