The Mendocino Voice

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The Mendocino Voice
TypeIndependent daily online newspaper
Founder(s)Adrian Fernandez Baumann
Kate Maxwell
Founded2016; 5 years ago (2016)
HeadquartersWillits, California, United States
Websitemendovoice.com

The Mendocino Voice is an independent daily online newspaper based in and covering Mendocino County, in Northern California.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Mendocino Voice was founded in September 2016[3] by two former employees of The Willits News,[4] a legacy newspaper based in the town of Willits, California, and a property of Digital First Media (DFM). The founders, Adrian Fernandez Baumann[5] and Kate Maxwell, have cited a lack of local news stemming from the acquisition of small northern California newspapers by DFM and its control by Alden Global Capital, as reasons for starting a new local news service.[6][1][2]

In the late 2010s The Mendocino Voice became among the most read in Mendocino County, and was cited by The Sacramento Bee,[7] The New York Times[8][9] and the Los Angeles Times,[10] and featured on the BBC and KQED.[11] In 2019, The Mendocino Voice was selected, jointly with KZYX, to host a Report for America fellow.[12]

The news service is part of a trend in the 2010s[13] towards small, wholly online news services, that have abandoned print publication.[14] As with many such publications it is a member of the Local Independent Online News Publishers group.[15][16][17][18]

Content[edit]

The Mendocino Voice is known for its breaking news coverage,[citation needed] coverage of local issues and of the Northern California cannabis industry.[19][20][21][22] Also of note was its intensive coverage of the Wine Country Fires,[1] and the Mendocino Complex Fire.[23][24][25]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Feisty 2-person newspaper overcomes SF auto break-in epidemic". 6 April 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "About Us • The Mendocino VoiceThe Mendocino Voice". www.mendovoice.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mendocino's New Voice". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Mendocino Voice Staff • The Mendocino VoiceThe Mendocino Voice". www.mendovoice.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Baumann, Adrian Fernandez. "A Carrot and Stick for Pot Farmers". East Bay Express. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Bloomberg - Company Overview of Alden Global Capital LLC". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article231480143.html
  8. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/us/california-fires-mendocino.html
  9. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/us/california-today-fires-and-climate.html
  10. ^ https://www.latimes.com/newsletters/la-me-ln-essential-california-20190606-story.html
  11. ^ https://www.kqed.org/news/11684514/how-do-you-cope-when-wildfires-are-the-new-normal
  12. ^ https://www.reportforamerica.org/2019/12/01/the-2020-21-report-for-america-newsrooms-and-beats/
  13. ^ "Local news sites form new trade association". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Local news isn't dead. We just need to stop killing it". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "10 local publishers chosen for local advertising mentorship program - LION Publishers". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Member list". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "How can local independent news orgs build successful membership programs?". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Who's who in local news: A guide to the biggest brains and bank accounts in the fight for local journalism". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "California cannabis farmers sue state over loophole allowing multiple licenses". 24 January 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/07/27/sherwood-valley-band-calls-in-authoritie.asp
  21. ^ "Humboldt State University Surveying Marijuana Businesses in California". Marijuana Industry News. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  22. ^ "Top 50 California News Websites To Follow in 2018". blog.feedspot.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2018/as-newspapers-cut-grassroots-solutions-fuel-a-resurgence-of-local-journalism/
  24. ^ "Mendocino Complex day 8: Hwy. 175 re-opened -- parts of Lake Co. repopulated -- Cow Mountain evacuated -- New evac orders in Blue Lakes due to River Fire -- evacs in Lucerne and Clearlake Oaks -- new advisory in Potter Valley -- fires continue to grow (update 7 p.m.) • The Mendocino VoiceThe Mendocino Voice". www.mendovoice.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "California Fire Now the Largest in State History: 'People Are on Edge'". Retrieved 11 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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