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North Coast Journal sold

North Coast Journal sold

Melissa Sanderson is now owner, publisher and president of The North Coast Journal Inc. in Eureka, publisher of the weekly North Coast Journal, the newspaper reports. Sanderson had been general manager for three years and joined the company as sales manager in 2014.

Former co-owners Judy Hodgson and Carolyn Fernandez purchased the then-monthly newspaper in 1990 and had published it weekly since 1998.

The company also publishes several niche publications that serve Humboldt County.

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North Coast Journal Publisher Melissa Sanderson, front,
with former co-owners Carolyn Fernandez, left, and Judy Hodgson.