Fired Newspaper Reporters Rally in Santa Barbara

By: Nick C. Tonkin | The Daily Sound

About 75 people gathered at De la Guerra Plaza on Thursday, in an event roughly timed with the 5-year anniversary of a mass exodus of reporters and editors from the Santa Barbara News-Press.

The event was organized by the Teamsters, the union that reporters voted to join in 2006 a couple of months after the turmoil began.

The Teamsters and the News-Press ownership have been involved in a legal battle for the last five years.

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