Is there any newspaper publisher more deserving of a negative expose than Wendy McCaw, the owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press who is roundly despised for showing a profound lack of respect for journalistic barriers and ethics? Citizen McCaw, a documentary about how McCaw’s arrogance led to the gutting of a once-respected newspaper, will screen at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre on Friday, March 7th, at 7:30 pm, to be followed by a discussion.

Here are two articles about McCaw’s reign — one in the American Journalism Review, another in the L.A. Weekly. Vanity Fair ran a pretty good piece also but I don’t think there’s a link.