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Every week, the cambriaca provides local news and information about Cambria and San Simeon (an area of about 120 square miles, a population of about 6,000) including reports from nearly 50 organizations on arts, environment, health and safety, social services, schools and education, churches, local government, and recreation.
Created in April of 2020 as a demonstration project in citizen journalism, all content for the cambriaca is the collected work of a team of over 40 volunteer correspondents, designated by their own organizations to serve as representatives to local media outlets. A five-member Board of Editors oversees the project in accordance with four values of good journalism: fairness, honesty, independence, and accountability.
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Editorial Board: Stephen Beck, Mark Berry, Tom Cochrun, Kitty Connolly, Consuelo Macedo
Editors: Kristine Fox, John Rohrbaugh