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Serial story ‘Opal & the Secret Code’

Author Janie Lancaster has created a low-cost, educational project of historical significance for the deaf community (an underserved population) and deaf children who attend your school system with limited communication in sign language. Lancaster’s nine-installment serial is based on a true story with lesson plans, sign Language graphics, pictures and historical information.

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Data / Research

For salary data, join NICS today

When you participate in the Inland Press Association's Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey (NICS), you're able to access results that provide reliable, up-to-date salary, benefits and incentives information.

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Member Services

Public Notice California

Public Notice California is a compilation of public notices published throughout the state of California. You will find notices from throughout California 24 hours a day, seven days a week about foreclosures, hearings, advertisements for bids, financial reports, ordinances and information about other government, business and judicial activities that are legally required to be published.

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Use house ads to promote public notices

The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads you can download to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

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The only press release service operated by the press for the press. PR MediaRelease is a service of the California News Publishers Association.

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News

  • Celebrate the best journalism in the state at May 4 gala
    California Journalism Awards Gala
    Get your tickets now for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The black tie-optional event is designed to recognize and celebrate CNPA …
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  • They’ll bid early and often on May 4
    California Press Foundation
    Your contribution of items will help the California Press Foundation to provide scholarships, equipment grants and training for California student-media programs at high schools, community colleges …
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  • New partners for news group
    Chuck Champion
    Chuck Champion Chuck Champion, CNPA’s president-elect, and Gary Sproule have entered a partnership to publish the San Marino Tribune, South Pasadena Review and The Quarterly Magazine, the San …
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  • Gruner Awards presented to Central Valley papers
    Gruner Award
    Three CNPA-member newspapers collected awards for public-service journalism during an awards ceremony March 6 in Fresno, The Modesto Bee reports. Journalists from The Modesto Bee, Merced-Sun-Star and …
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  • New date for science presentation
    The Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust will hold a seminar on science and environmental reporting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Fresno State. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize …
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  • Cal Press offers grants for production gear
    California Press Foundation
    The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is Friday, April 19. Any California high school, college or university newsroom may apply. …
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  • Survey seeks to determine reporter safety challenges
    Committee To Protect Journalists Logo
    The Emergencies Response Team at the Committee to Protect Journalists is looking to improve the safety tools and resources available to women and gender-nonconforming journalists working in the …
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  • Newer pros share advice with students
    Panel
    Participants were, from left, Chris Bullock (Palomar College, 2015/Sacramento State, 2017); Megan Wood (San Diego State, 2016); Kelly Hillock (San Diego State, 2016); and David Hernandez (San Diego …
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  • Ledger Dispatch’s augmented reality app is E&P winner
    Editor and Publisher has released its annual list of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” which honors “innovative revenue strategies, impactful journalism, and creative audience …
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  • Garth Stapley is opinions editor at The Modesto Bee
    Garth Stapley
    Garth Stapley Garth Stapley began this week as editorial-page editor at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been a reporter in Modesto since 1993. Stapley has a journalism degree from …
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  • Are you a judge? Deadline is March 4
    California Journalism Awards Gala Ad
    Thanks again to everyone who volunteered to judge the 3,036 entries in the California Journalism Awards’ print, digital and campus contests. The deadline for completing your judging assignments …
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  • TownNews acquires digital CMS
    TownNews Logo
    Iowa-based Lee Enterprises has announced that its subsidiary, TownNews, has reached an agreement to purchase the content management system business from GTxcel, a Boston-based digital company that …
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  • National college convention this week
    Associated College Press Logo
    California news and publishing pros will join hundreds of college and university media students and advisers this Thursday through Saturday in La Jolla for the Associated College Press/College Media …
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  • Phil Jaffe, 85
    Phil Jaffe
    Phil Jaffe Phillip B. Jaffe, a former publisher of Brehm Communications Inc.’s Mountain News in Lake Arrowhead, died Feb. 19, 2019, his family reported. He was 85. Jaffe, whose printing and …
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  • Rusty Harris, 64
    William Russell Harris, a former managing editor at the old Blade-Citizen and North County Times, died Feb. 21, 2019, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He was 64 and had cancer. Harris’ …
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  • Steve Lawrence, 71
    Steve Lawrence, who had been the longest-tenured member of California’s capital press corps when he retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Associated Press, died Feb. 22, 2019, the AP reports. …
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  • How we took the message to Capitol
    Advocates
    (Photo by Jason Pierce) CNPA’s legislative staff thanks all who were able to join their colleagues for the recent CNPA Capital Conference. They also thank those who took the opportunity to …
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  • Judging underway for CNPA contests
    Instructions were sent Friday to approximately 200 judges registered in this year’s California Journalism Awards. Deadline for completing the judging assignments is Monday, March 4. Thanks to …
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  • Sunshine Week is March 10-16
    Sunshine Week 2019 is March 10-16. The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation …
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  • Free: How to cover teacher walkouts
    “A Reporter’s Guide to Covering Teachers Strikes” 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific this Thursday, Feb. 21 This free webinar offered by the Education Writers Association features journalists who …
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