Parting words from the Press Tribune editor

By: Michelle Carl, Managing Editor
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Feb. 1 marks exactly three years from the day I started as Managing Editor of the Press Tribune.

And it is also my last.

As I leave my editor’s desk, I can’t help but reflect on how much change this paper and I have gone through over the last three years.

We’ve been a broadsheet and now a tabloid format. The paper has gone from publishing twice a week to coming out once on Fridays. Eight different staff reporters have had a byline during my tenure here. Our newsstand price has become nothing — it’s now free. Oh, and I had a baby, completely turning my priorities upside-down.

In that time, I’ve discovered so much about myself and this great city. I’ve learned more about Roseville by being the editor of its newspaper than I have in the last 24 years of living in and around town. And that’s the role I hope this newspaper has played for you — connecting you to this community in a deeper way.

I want to thank my staff, Sena, Bill, Philip and Scott — you all have a passion for news and do a tremendous job against the backdrop of a 24/7 news cycle and among media outlets that are more than twice our size.

Leaving the Press Tribune also marks the end of my eight-year journey with Gold Country Media. When I took my first job out of college as the cub reporter at the Auburn Journal, I never imagined that one day I would helm one of the “weeklies.”

The stories I’ve told and the people I’ve met are too numerous to recount, but they have all become memories that will last a lifetime.

Since 1906, Roseville’s newspaper has been a weekly, a daily, a twice weekly, and back to a weekly. It’s changed ownership several times and moved its location. The paper has even gone by a few different names (the first was The Roseville Register).  But the Press Tribune is still here because one thing will never change: the need to know what’s happening in your community.

Michelle Carl can be reached at