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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

  • 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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  • Rex Wilson, 70
    Rex Wilson, a former managing editor at the Times-Standard in Eureka, died Feb. 6, 2019, the newspaper reported. He was 70. Wilson was managing editor at The Times-Standard from 1989 to 1997. He …
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  • CNPA contests: Next step, judging
    By the extended deadline last week, the 2018 CNPA California Journalism Awards had received 2,183 entries from dailies and weeklies in the Print Contest, 394 entries in the new Digital Contest and …
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  • How it went at Capital Conference…
    Paulette Brown Hinds Capital Conference 2019
    New CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds, with now-former President Ron Hasse in background. (Photo by Jason Pierce) The governor came by to visit. We learned about crucial California capital issues …
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  • Officers elected; members confirmed
    New CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks. CNPA members also elected President-Elect Chuck Champion, vice president of …
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  • Free webinars on circulation topics
    Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE), two longstanding organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states, …
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  • Webinar on covering addiction and jails
    “Covering Jails: Addiction Behind Bars” Noon Pacific, Wednedsay, March 13 Presenter: Dr. Lipi Roy People with addiction need treatment and care, not criminal punishment. This Poynter …
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  • Chuck Leishman heads North Coast Journal
    Chuck Leishman
    Chuck Leishman Chuck Leishman is now publisher of the North Coast Journal in Eureka, Judy Hodgson told readers recently. Hodgson founded the weekly newspaper in 1990 and will stay on as CEO. …
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  • Frank Pine adds Bay Area oversight
    Frank Pine
    Frank Pine Frank Pine becomes executive editor of Digital First Media’s Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News reports. He will continue to oversee the 11 titles in the company’s Southern …
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  • Deborah Petersen is top editor at San Francisco Media Co.
    Deborah Petersen
    Deborah Petersen Deborah Petersen last fall became editor in chief of San Francisco Media Co.’s San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly. She has worked for the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The …
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  • CNPA closed next Monday
    The CNPA offices will be closed next Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents’ Day. Back bright and early on Tuesday.…
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  • A word, governor…?
    Ewert Newsom Brown Hinds
    On Tuesday, the Capital Conference included an update on crucial legislative efforts. Members received a CNPA Legislative Priorities and Issues book prior to deploying to the Capitol for individual …
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  • Judges still needed for California Journalism Awards
    Thanks to all CNPA members who entered this year’s California Journalism Awards and provided judges for the contest. If you entered the contest but haven’t signed up judges, remember that …
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  • CNPA Capital Conference in one week
    Capital Conference Vertical
    Regular registration closed last Friday, but you can still join us for the CNPA Capital Conference, which begins in one week in Sacramento. Registration is now $300 per person and includes all food …
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  • You’re influential in Sacramento…
    CNPA has, for the first time, combined the Legislative Conference (formerly CNPA Governmental Affairs Day) with the Industry Summit next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento. …
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  • Deadline extended for 2018 California Journalism Awards
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    Due to a large number of requests, we are extending the deadline for the 2018 California Journalism Awards to 9 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 4. The contest entry system will shut down at that time. The …
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  • Whitney Prout is CNPA staff attorney
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    Whitney Prout has joined the CNPA Services Inc. team as staff attorney. Whitney Prout Prout, a McGeorge School of Law alum, had been policy and compliance counsel at the California Apartment …
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