JAMES MANSER- PUBLISHER COAST STAR

JIM BOUGHT THE COAST STAR IN 1989 (CURCULATION TODAY IS AROUND 12,000), STARTED THE OCEAN STAR IN 1998 (CIRCULATION OF 7,000) AND FORMED THE STAR NEWS GROUP IN 2007 WHICH ALSO OWNES THE MAGAZIN NIGHT AND DAY.  THE COAST STAR HAS A STAFF OF 16 INCLUDING FULL TIME REPORTERS.  THE KEY TO SUCCESS OF THESE PAPERS IS THE HOME RULE MENTALITY OF THE MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE COVERED.  PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES.  CIRCULATION GREATLY IMPROVED WITH THE ADVENT OF 911 AND SANDY.