Who Runs San Diego? Six False Premises for Convention Center Expansion

By Linda Perine In 2009, then Mayor Jerry Sanders, the hotel industry, the Chamber of Commerce et al. decided that it was a really keen idea to expand the Convention Center. They guessed that it would cost about $520 million to build and that there was a BIG market for expanded convention centers, and they warned … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Six False Premises for Convention Center Expansion

Who Runs San Diego? The Use and Abuse of the Transient Occupancy Tax

By Cory Briggs TOT – this small word may bring to mind a cute little child, a deep-fried mashed potato, or a dash of your favorite adult beverage. But in San Diego, TOT, an acronym for Transient Occupancy Tax, stands for missed opportunities, fiscal irresponsibility, and a shameful abrogation of civic responsibility to the moneyed … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? The Use and Abuse of the Transient Occupancy Tax

Who Runs San Diego? The Role of Community Weeklies

By Doug Porter There are more than two dozen community weekly media outlets in San Diego.  Most appear on printed tabloid-sized newsprint editions. Some have a rather tenuous relationship with internet editions. Nationally speaking, paid circulation weeklies outnumber daily papers by a 6 to 1 margin. And nobody even keeps track of the smaller free … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? The Role of Community Weeklies

Who Runs San Diego? The Grand Experiment at Voice of San Diego

By Linda Perine When Voice of San Diego (VOSD) began online publication nearly a decade ago the excitement in progressive San Diego was palpable. Here, finally, was an answer to the biased reporting that had been a hallmark of the UT for years (even before it was purchased by Doug Manchester). The world of journalism was being revolutionized as the … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? The Grand Experiment at Voice of San Diego

Who Runs San Diego? Papa Doug the Kingmaker

By Eva Posner Last week we provided an overview of Doug Manchester, the U-T, and the influence this combination has on the electorate of San Diego County. This week, the goal is to delve a bit deeper, using a recent issue to illustrate the intensity of collusion with the publisher of the region’s largest paper … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Papa Doug the Kingmaker

Who Runs San Diego? Douglas Manchester and U-T San Diego

By Eva Posner U-T San Diego, formerly the San Diego Union-Tribune, is the largest daily newspaper in the region. According to the U-T advertising rate book, U-T San Diego reaches 29.9% of the adult population of San Diego during the week, and 41.2% on Sundays. U-T San Diego.com receives 29.5 million page views per month. … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Douglas Manchester and U-T San Diego