Tim Crews, president of Californians Aware, is the focus of current attention from two separate centers for journalism standards and ethics based on the East Coast.

The editor and publisher of the twice-weekly Sacramento Valley Mirror covering Glenn County is given a thorough profile—“Meet the ‘cranky country publisher’ who files lawsuits instead of tweets”—in the July 19 issue of the news website of the St Petersburg, Florida-based Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Poynter’s interest was caught in recent months by the widely reported noose found one morning on the doorstep of the Valley Mirror’s downtown Willows office. That incident has also led to Crews’ invitation from the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C. to appear there on September 13 as a panelist on “Press Freedom: Lessons Learned From Around the World”, co-sponsored by Digital Content Next and Reporters Without Borders.

At least two other journalists, from Mexico and from Ethiopia, who have fled to the United States have been invited to participate. Each also is reported to have received death threats in connection with their work.