Bakersfield refocuses on print with classifieds revamp; may shutter social sites

03 Sep 2009
By Sharon HillThe privately-owned Bakersfield Californian, perhaps most recently known for its social-niche sites, has recently launched the first redesign of The Californian print product in more than five years.  Another change under consideration is the shutdown of  Bakotopia, and the

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.