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By Gina Channell-Allen

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About this blog: I am President of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division and the publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, Dublin TriValley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express. As a 25-plus-year veteran of the media industry, I have experience...  (More)

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The year's most regrettable of the regrettable
Jan 10, 2009 8:16 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 8,735

Most good journalists try to get things right and abhor corrections, clarifications and the like, particularly for what is considered a "stupid mistake."

Every... More
Shall we trample the rose because of the thorns?
Jul 2, 2008 11:09 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 11,564

I recently received an email from a frequent Town Square contributor that said, "This morning I discovered that someone has falsely posted using my online identity."... More
Good grammar should not be relegated to one day a year
Mar 14, 2008 11:58 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 10,637

Darn. I had National Grammar Day marked on my calendar March 4 but was so busy working, it completely slipped my mind.
I'm almost positive Hallmark makes a card... More
Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell
Jan 11, 2008 12:38 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 6,996

We recently received a request that other media groups across the United States are receiving at least daily, sometimes hourly. We were asked to remove a story from... More
Anonymity allows open and diverse dialogue
Nov 15, 2007 4:24 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 7,078

The Weekly's online Town Square forum within the past week or two has been filled with supportive, informative and cathartic dialog. Some of the posts, however,... More
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