San Diego Neighborhood Newspapers (SDNN) is excited in bringing the Alpine community a fresh 2020 with a new editorial team that will continue and grow The Alpine Sun’s hyper local coverage to all of its loyal readers. SDNN Senior Vice President Linda Rosas Townson said that with these changes in the editorial staff, she has gained her “Dream Team” that can make this publication thrive well into the next decade, continuing to be the source of local news in Alpine.
Multi-award-winning and longtime editor of The Star News Carlos Davalos accepted the position of editor-in-chief. As EIC, Davalos is responsible for the editorial direction of the SDNN group, The Star News, The East County Californian and The Alpine Sun.
Adding another multi-award-winning local journalist to the team, Albert Fulcher has taken on the position as managing editor for The Alpine Sun. Fulcher is no stranger to East County as former editor of The East County Californian, combined with the experience as editor with several community newspapers in the San Diego County region including, San Diego Downtown News, Gay San Diego, and LGBTQ San Diego County News. He also serves as current president of the San Diego Press Club, the largest Press Club organization in the country.
The Alpine Sun Associate Publisher Jennifer Tschida said she is thrilled to be an integral part in the new direction with this editorial team.
“I’m excited for this change and bringing Albert Fulcher onboard as Alpine Sun managing editor,” Tschida said. “With a long history in journalism, and more specifically community newspapers, I look forward to the experience he will bring to our pages along with an understanding of our community. Albert is very approachable and engaged with readers making him an asset to our local paper and town. I invite everyone to join me in welcoming Albert to our team.”
As editor, Fulcher will look for and cover the people, organizations and events that creates the tight knit community of Alpine.
“When working with The East County Californian, my relationship with The Alpine Sun was synonymous,” Fulcher said. “This new team, along with our staff writers and freelancers has the undeniable ability to allow us to prosper and serve the readers of The Alpine Sun and I look forward to becoming a part of the loyal readers that continue to make this publication a vital part of their community.”
The accolades of longtime Sports Editor Phillip Brents is unquestionable. His local coverage from little league, high school and professional sports with a local twist have earned him countless awards. Brents is a visible and respected journalist throughout the county and beyond.
“The newspaper industry is evolving. Local newspapers are thriving across the country. At SDNN, we continue to produce award winning stories and claim design accolades,” Townson said. “Our goal is to be the local paper for the next generation. In order to do this we have to look at different ways to bring hyper-local content to you. Making this editorial department change is new and exciting. I am beyond grateful to have Carlos Davalos as our new editor-in-chief. His journalism experience and local newspaper expertise is top notch. Coupled with the lengthy and rich resume of Albert Fulcher, I feel that The Alpine Sun has the best editorial team in the county.”