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Sonoma Index-Tribune

The Sonoma Index-Tribune is a community newspaper published twice a week in Sonoma, California. The newspaper was published by four generations of the same family for 128 years, but is now owned by a group of local media investors.

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Offices of the Sonoma Index-Tribune in 2020
TypeTwice-weekly paper
Owner(s)Sonoma Media Investments
Founder(s)Benjamin Frank
PublisherEmily Charrier
EditorJason Walsh
Founded1879; 142 years ago (1879)
LanguageEnglish
CitySonoma, California
CountryUnited States
Sister newspapersThe Press Democrat, Argus-Courier
ISSN8755-9498
OCLC number11429595
Websitewww.sonomanews.com

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The Sonoma Index was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Frank.The newspaper changed ownership about a dozen times in its first five years.

It was purchased in 1884 by Harry Granice, who gave the paper its current name and brought stability. Granice published and edited the newspaper until his death in 1915.

His eldest daughter, Celeste Granice Murphy, then took control of the paper, purchasing it with her husband Walter Murphy from her father's estate. Celeste Granice was already an experienced newspaper editor, who had built the San Rafael Daily Independent from a weekly to a daily paper. After a merger, that paper became the Marin Independent Journal in 1948, which is still published. The couple ran the Sonoma newspaper with Celeste serving as editor and Walter as business manager until 1949, when they sold it to Celeste's nephew Robert M. Lynch, and retired. Celeste Granice Murphy is now a member of the Hall of Fame of the California Press Foundation.

Robert Lynch was born in San Francisco in 1920 and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He built the newspaper to 65 employees and expanded the circulation from 2000 to 12,000. He served as president of both the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the California Press Association, and died in 2003.

Lynch's sons Bill Lynch and Jim Lynch operated as co-publishers until they retired in 2012 and sold the newspaper to outside investors. Four generations of the family had operated the Sonoma Index-Tribune for 128 years.

The newspaper is now owned by Sonoma Media Investments, LLC. The publisher is Emily Charrier and the editor is Jason Walsh.

  1. The Sonoma Index-Tribune (wall plaque). Sonoma, California: Native Sons of the Golden West. 2003. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020.
  2. Sherer Mathes, Valerie; Moll Smith, Diane (2004). Sonoma Valley. Arcadia Publishing Company. p. 34. ISBN 9780738529431.
  3. "Celeste Granice Murphy, The Sonoma Index-Tribune, 1882-1962". Hall of Fame. California Press Foundation. 2002. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020. After fully giving vent to her pet peeve – 'the acquiescence of American womanhood to male domination' – she would go to her desk and write an editorial. Let it be said here that her editorials were not without force or punch. Miss Granice had a natural flair for adjectives. This added piquancy to her writings.
  4. An Illustrated History of Sonoma County, California: Containing a History of the County of Sonoma from the Earliest Period of Its Occupancy to the Present Time. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1889. p. 282.
  5. Cabanatuan, Michael (September 25, 2003). "Robert Lynch -- owner of Sonoma Index-Tribune". San Francisco Chronicle. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020.
  6. Kovner, Guy (April 13, 2012). "After 128 years, Lynch family steps away from Sonoma newspaper business". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020.
  7. "Our Divisions". Sonoma Media Investments, LLC. 2018. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020.
  8. "Contact Us". Sonoma Index-Tribune. RetrievedFebruary 15, 2020.

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Sonoma Index-Tribune
Sonoma Index Tribune Language Watch Edit The Sonoma Index Tribune is a community newspaper published twice a week in Sonoma California The newspaper was published by four generations of the same family for 128 years but is now owned by a group of local media investors Sonoma Index TribuneOffices of the Sonoma Index Tribune in 2020TypeTwice weekly paperOwner s Sonoma Media InvestmentsFounder s Benjamin FrankPublisherEmily CharrierEditorJason WalshFounded1879 142 years ago 1879 LanguageEnglishCitySonoma CaliforniaCountryUnited StatesSister newspapersThe Press Democrat Argus CourierISSN8755 9498OCLC number11429595Websitewww wbr sonomanews wbr comMedia of the United StatesList of newspapers Contents 1 History 2 Current ownership and management 3 References 4 External linksHistory EditThe Sonoma Index was founded in 1879 by Benjamin Frank 1 2 The newspaper changed ownership about a dozen times in its first five years 3 It was purchased in 1884 by Harry Granice who gave the paper its current name and brought stability 4 Granice published and edited the newspaper until his death in 1915 His eldest daughter Celeste Granice Murphy then took control of the paper purchasing it with her husband Walter Murphy from her father s estate Celeste Granice was already an experienced newspaper editor who had built the San Rafael Daily Independent from a weekly to a daily paper After a merger that paper became the Marin Independent Journal in 1948 which is still published The couple ran the Sonoma newspaper with Celeste serving as editor and Walter as business manager until 1949 when they sold it to Celeste s nephew Robert M Lynch and retired Celeste Granice Murphy is now a member of the Hall of Fame of the California Press Foundation 3 Robert Lynch was born in San Francisco in 1920 and had served in the U S Navy during World War II He built the newspaper to 65 employees and expanded the circulation from 2000 to 12 000 He served as president of both the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the California Press Association and died in 2003 5 Lynch s sons Bill Lynch and Jim Lynch operated as co publishers until they retired in 2012 and sold the newspaper to outside investors Four generations of the family had operated the Sonoma Index Tribune for 128 years 6 Current ownership and management EditThe newspaper is now owned by Sonoma Media Investments LLC 7 The publisher is Emily Charrier and the editor is Jason Walsh 8 References Edit The Sonoma Index Tribune wall plaque Sonoma California Native Sons of the Golden West 2003 Retrieved February 15 2020 Sherer Mathes Valerie Moll Smith Diane 2004 Sonoma Valley Arcadia Publishing Company p 34 ISBN 9780738529431 a b Celeste Granice Murphy The Sonoma Index Tribune 1882 1962 Hall of Fame California Press Foundation 2002 Retrieved February 15 2020 After fully giving vent to her pet peeve the acquiescence of American womanhood to male domination she would go to her desk and write an editorial Let it be said here that her editorials were not without force or punch Miss Granice had a natural flair for adjectives This added piquancy to her writings An Illustrated History of Sonoma County California Containing a History of the County of Sonoma from the Earliest Period of Its Occupancy to the Present Time Chicago Lewis Publishing Company 1889 p 282 Cabanatuan Michael September 25 2003 Robert Lynch owner of Sonoma Index Tribune San Francisco Chronicle Retrieved February 15 2020 Kovner Guy April 13 2012 After 128 years Lynch family steps away from Sonoma newspaper business Santa Rosa Press Democrat Retrieved February 15 2020 Our Divisions Sonoma Media Investments LLC 2018 Retrieved February 15 2020 Contact Us Sonoma Index Tribune Retrieved February 15 2020 External links EditOfficial website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Sonoma Index Tribune amp oldid 990839460, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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