Paula Patton to retire in Eureka

Paula Patton, publisher of Digital First Media’s Times-Standard in Eureka since 2013, will retire in late January, the newspaper reports.

Paula Patton
Paula Patton

She previously had been a newspaper executive at the Appeal Democrat in Marysville, Lompoc Record and Napa Valley Register.

“I’ve always told my staff that if 50 percent of our readers think we’re doing a good job and 50 percent of our readers think we’re doing a bad job, then we’re doing our job,” Patton said. “It doesn’t matter if you work in advertising, editorial, circulation or production, you have to have pretty tough skin to be in this business and you know right away if you’re going to love it or hate it. I’ve always loved it.”