CalCoast News

TaglineInvestigations and other news for California's Central Coast
Year Founded2007
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageInvestigative
CitySan Luis Obispo
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsKVEC 920 KYNS Google News
Mappin LocationSan Luis Obispo - California
Principal StaffBill Loving
Principal StaffKaren Veile
Principal StaffDan Blackburn
Principal StaffLisa Rizzo
DescriptionWith major newspapers cutting investigative departments around the country including along the Central Coast of California Karen Velie and Dan Blackburn were concerned that major stories would go uncovered. In late 2007 the pair of veteran newspaper reporters launched their own online outlet focused on just the type of journalism they felt was lacking—hard news and investigations. Initially Velie and Blackburn launched as Uncovered SLO (San Luis Obispo) an online-only news site but the name has since changed to CalCoast News to allow for broader regional coverage.
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