Feb 5, 2010

News-Press ordered to pay former editor

An arbitrator has dismissed a wacky $25 million claim made by Wendy McCaw, owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press, against the paper's former editor, Jerry Roberts. In the same opinion, the arbitrator ordered McCaw's Ampersand Publishing to pay about $750,000 in legal fees to Roberts, who is now co-editor of the California political site CalBuzz. A judge will still have to confirm the opinion.

From AP:

Roberts said he felt vindicated by the arbitrator's decision and said he was grateful to those who supported him through the lengthy legal battle.

"The award is a decisive victory for ethical journalism," Roberts said in a statement. "Ethics, not money, was always the issue for me."

(found via Romenesko)

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