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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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Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?
Apr 21, 2009 10:12 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 8,432

This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that... More
We acknowledge an error in judgment was made
Apr 7, 2009 10:42 am
Comments: 38 | Views: 8,645

As was noted in a Town Square forum by frequent poster "Stacey," the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics includes being "honest, fair and courageous... More
The year's most regrettable of the regrettable
Jan 10, 2009 8:16 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 9,003

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: 11,855

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: 11,043

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
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