SDNN was launched in late March, following a management-team dustup that eliminated one of the principals. The venture was started by Ron James, onetime editorial chief of SignOnSanDiego, along with Senturia and Bry. Just as the network was being launched, the principals parted ways, and Senturia and Bry were left in control. At last report, lawyers were sorting things out, and neither side is commenting.
In SDNN, Bry sees a full-spectrum vehicle that will cover the range of news and features in the manner of a daily newspaper. That includes offering the Associated Press, although the emphasis remains on local news. Obviously, with their resources and moneyed contacts, the SDNN leaders understand how to raise funds, and the effort is a work in progress. They are issuing stock and acknowledge having raised more than $1 million thus far.