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News editor Tyler Hayden started at The Santa Barbara Independent as an intern in the spring of 2009 while studying English and editing at UCSB. He was hired as an associate editor that fall and became the newsroom majordomo soon after. Since then, he's spent his days editing and writing stories, wrangling interns, and helping manage independent.com.
Tyler regularly contributes to a number of Santa Barbara and national news organizations, and he and the Independent's other writers have received multiple awards from Editor & Publisher, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, most recently for their coverage of the 2014 Isla Vista murders and the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill.
Media Psychologist Explains How Emotion, Not Data, Is the Key to Action
A media psychologist explains how emotion, not data, is the key to action.
Flora Are the Foundation of All Habitats and Will Help Stave off Ecological Collapse
Flora are the foundation of all habitats and will help stave off ecological collapse.
Patricia Fleckser, 30, and Nathan McBrayer, 34, were charged with felony child endangerment.
Passenger counts rise at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
City of Santa Barbara ban of expanded polystyrene cups, plates, coolers, and more started January 1.
They were all caught in a high tide and pounding surf.
Records Show Catchments Were Clogged with Sediment Before the Debris Flow
Records show the catchments were clogged with sediment before the debris flow.
Our Senior Editor Tyler Picks His Favorite Stories from 2018
Our Senior Editor Picks His Favorite Stories from 2018.
The luxury French corporation owns Louise Vuitton and Hennessy brands.
Victims' Families Furious at County Failures But Thwarted By Government Immunity
Victims' families outraged at county failures but thwarted from legal action by government immunity.