John McManus

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Willie Brown Not Returning Chronicle's Calls

    Hello, operator? ​During Herb Caen's heyday, he shared lunch with Willie Brown every week. When the Chronicle tabbed the latter to fill the former's long-empty shoes three years ago, the paper was desperately hoping it could, once again, win readers with an eccentric man about town. Brown, of cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    David Weir, Local Journalist, Joins Ace News Team to Report on The Demise of Bay Area Journalism

    What's the real story?​David Weir, the legendary local journalist who helped launch the Center for Investigative Reporting and 7x7 magazine, is part of a new crack team of reporters investigating the effects of the newspaper business' decline in the Bay Area.According to a pitch by SF Public Press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Why Is Barry Bonds' Case Front-Page News? Because the Media 'Think We're Stupid'

    Barry Bonds in his new home uniformThe sight of Barry Bonds, in uniform, performing in front of packed crowds is not a new one. These days, however, the uniform appears to be a dark suit and striped tie. And the crowds are gathered at his ongoing perjury and obstruction of justice trial.Certainly, a ... More >>

  • News

    December 19, 2007

    Paper Chase

    The Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts

  • News

    February 28, 2007

    Must Work for Free

    By not paying their interns, some Bay Area publications may be violating the state labor code

  • News

    November 1, 2006
  • News

    November 30, 2005


    The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2005
  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of September 17, 2003

  • News

    August 27, 2003

    News That Fits

    Is shorter ever better? Yes, when it's on the front page of the Contra Costa Times.

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Remembrance of a War Past

    An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall

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