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“The Right to Know: A Guide to Public Access and Media Law,” Second Edition jointly published e-book by CNPA and First Amendment Coalition Sacramento, CA January 26, 2022 – The second edition of...
Publishers and audience directors: Please check your email from last Tuesday for an important message from CNPA regarding distribution-reporting requirements now in effect under state law. AB1506 exte...
The California Press Foundation aims to provide three additional $2,500 internship grants to select students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news business in Califor...
CNPA Members always pose questions and share insights about operational road bumps and news-company issues. And sometimes the best answers come directly from fellow members. Your membership includes a...
Publishers and audience directors: Please check your email today for an important message from CNPA regarding distribution-reporting requirements now in effect under state law. AB1506 extends the inde...
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