Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Roberts, Trounstine launch political blog
A couple of veteran political reporters, Jerry Roberts (left) and Phil Trounstine, have teamed up to launch a political blog called Calbuzz. Roberts is the former managing editor of the Chronicle who went on to edit the Santa Barbara News-Press. He resigned in 2006 saying owner Wendy McCaw was meddling in the newsroom. Trounstine is the former political editor for the Mercury News who quit to become Gov. Gray Davis' communications director. They appear to have started Calbuzz on March 10 and have written stories every day since. In Calbuzz's first story, on March 10, Roberts reflects on the Chronicle and says what he thinks the news business needs in the future.