Southland Publishing

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Southland Publishing is a publishing company based in Pasadena, California. The company produces four alternative weekly newspapers and three monthly magazines throughout southern California.


Alternative weeklies[edit]

San Diego CityBeat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search San Diego CityBeat Owner Southland Publishing Headquarters San Diego, California Circulation 49.750 (2011) Official website

San Diego CityBeat is an alternative weekly newspaper in San Diego, California that focuses on local progressive politics, arts, and music. It is published every Wednesday and distributed around San Diego county, although with a focus on the city of San Diego itself, with a weekly circulation (as of January 2011) of 49,750.[1]


Southland Publishing purchased SLAMM magazine, a music biweekly, from publisher Kevin Hellman in 2002. It planned to target young, educated readers in San Diego, an audience whose needs, Southland's owners felt, were not being met by the other two major publications in San Diego, the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Diego Reader. David Rolland, a journalist and editor with more than 10 years experience, was named editor of CityBeat, while Hellman, the former publisher of SLAMM, was named the entertainment/promotions manager of the new weekly. Rolland is still editing CityBeat while Hellman, who organizes the annual North Park Music Thing music festival and San Diego Music Awards, is the weekly's publisher. CityBeat continues to sponsor the San Diego Music Awards, which was initially organized by Hellman's SLAMM magazine.

Rolland has been appearing on the Editor's Roundtable, a radio show on local public radio station, KPBS, since 2004. The addition of Rolland and other local editors to the show's guest list led Bob Kittle, then editor of the San Diego Union Tribune editorial page, and the editors of the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint and San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, who until then had been the show's only panelists, to leave the show. Staff:

  • Editor: David Rolland
  • Associate Editor/Food news: Kelly Davis
  • Music Editor: Peter Holslin
  • Arts Editor: Amy T. Granite
  • Web Editor: Ryan Bradford
  • Staff Writer/News: Dave Maass
  • Events Editor: Alex Zaragoza
  • Theater Editor: David L. Coddon
  • Art Director: Adam Vieyra
  • Production Manager: Tristan Whitehouse
  • Book columnist: Jim Ruland
  • Human Resources: Director: Andrea Baker
  • Publisher: Kevin Hellman

Community weekly[edit]

Monthly magazines[edit]


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  2. ^ Argonaut Online
  3. ^ Southland Publishing Acquires The Argonaut

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