Santa Barbara News-Press owner ordered to pay ex-editor nearly $750,000 in legal fees

Associated Press | American Journalism Review
An arbitrator has ordered Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw to pay former editor Jerry Roberts's legal fees stemming from a fallout at the paper. He calls the award "a decisive victory for ethical journalism." McCaw was also told to pay about $167,000 in arbitration fees and expenses. || Earlier: Santa Barbara smackdown.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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