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West Marin Citizen

West Marin Citizen
The West Marin Citizen is a weekly newspaper based in Point Reyes Station, California, that covers the western region of Marin County. After a pilot edition, the paper published its first issue on July 5, 2007. Publisher Joel Hack launched the Citizen in reaction to a change of ownership at the Point Reyes Light, a long-established, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper also based in Point Reyes Station. The change in regime had led to a different editorial tone, reliance on interns, as well as staff firings and defections. Former Light managing editor Jim Kravets has edited the Citizen since its founding. Hack has characterized the Citizen as practicing "community service journalism". Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Jonathan Rowe called the Citizen the "Light’s journalistic opposite—heavy on straight news and local opinion, and choc-a-bloc with meeting reports and other miscellany". Contributors have included members of the local Latino Photography Project, whose work has run as an ongoing series called "La Vida". In August 2008, the Citizen won six awards from the National Newspaper Association based on the paper's first six months of reporting. In mid-2008, a group of residents formed a limited liability company with the intent of merging the Light and Citizen to create a single community-owned newspaper, but by the end of the year, could not come to terms with the Light's publisher on a price or the terms of the proposed buyout. The group, reconstituted as the Marin Media Alliance, focused its effort towards community ownership solely on the Citizen.

Website: http://www.westmarincitizen.com


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