Say hello to the Malibu Surfside News staff!
The staff of the Malibu Surfside News smiles for a photo outside of its Malibu offices. Pictured are (left to right) Sales Director Rosemary Katz, Editor Natalie Ragus and Assistant Editor Ashleigh Fryer.
October 14, 2013
The Malibu Surfside News staff is hard at work preparing for the first issue which will be delivered to homes Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The newspaper was purchased by 22nd Century Media, a hyperlocal media publishing company with more than 100 awards for journalistic excellence, headquartered in Chicago. The company acquired Malibu Surfside News, a 37-year-old newspaper in Malibu, Calif., in August. Founded in 1976, Surfside News is a popular source for local news and information.
The new staff features Editor Natalie Ragus, who has a master's degree in online journalism from the University of Southern California. Ragus is a 2004 graduate of California State Polytechnic University with a bachelor's degree in English literature and language. Ragus has previous experience in both print and online journalism, most recently as an editor for Arcadia Patch and freelance contributing writer for WEHOville in West Hollywood.
Assistant Editor for the Malibu Surfside News is Ashleigh Fryer, a recent graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and minor in anthropology. While at BU, she was a writer and editor for BU Today, the university's oﬃcial news and features website.
Malibu Surfside News Sales Director is Rosemary Katz. Katz has several years of sales experience, including Yellowbook and Restaurant.com.
For those interested in advertising in Malibu Surfside News, they can contact Katz at (818) 324-8891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22nd Century Media is also working with former Malibu Surfside News staﬀ writer Suzanne Guldimann as well as other members of its staﬀ.
"We can't wait for Malibu residents to see the first issue," 22nd Century Media Managing Editor Heather Warthen said.
For more information, call (310) 457-2112 or visit www.malibusurfsidenews.com.