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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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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

  • Keeping up with the newsprint issue?
    By now, your newspaper company is aware of the bump in newsprint prices. You have informed your readership and your customers that the cost of printing is going up, and you’ve warned them that …
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  • Sell into network, get a big commission
    DID YOU KNOW that if you sell advertising into the CNPA Statewide Networks, you can earn 55 percent commission? WHAT are the CNPA Networks? The CNPA Networks, in partnership with 500+ California …
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  • Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune sale final
    Patrick Soon-Shiong, through his NantCapital investment company, assumed ownership on Monday of the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and community newspapers and other properties in the …
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  • ASNE, APME intend to merge
    The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Associated Press Media Editors (APME) announced plans to pursue a merger of the two national editors’ organizations. “The proposed merger …
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  • Remember the TV audience? Is it yours?
    Newspapers Guide To TV Magazines
    Does the audience that consumes TV still overlap with your readership? What should you do about it? NTVB Media, a CNPA Allied Member, offers guidance with its “Newspapers’ Guide to TV …
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  • Bill Nagel to publisher at San Francisco Chronicle
    Bill Nagel
    Bill Nagel is the new publisher at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper reports. His executive roles have been in circulation, operations, business services and marketing. Nagel has served at …
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  • Jim Boren to head Fresno media institute
    Jim Boren
    Jim Boren, former vice president and executive editor at The Fresno Bee, will be executive director of the new Institute for Media and Public Trust at CSU Fresno, The Bee reports. The university will …
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  • Lloyd Thomas, 95
    Lloyd Thomas, whose old Westminster Herald was likely the last newspaper in California to switch from lead type to offset printing, died June 10, 2018, at an assisted-living home in Anaheim, The …
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  • Sticky ads work; make a note of it
    Sticky Notes
    Are sticky notes in your political and advocacy sales toolbox? Now is your chance with a high-impact advertising channel that sells: CNPA’s sticky note program. Members can now offer …
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  • Former publisher buys The Signal
    Richard and Chris Budman have acquired the assets of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the newspaper reports. The Signal had been owned by Paladin Multimedia Group since January 2016. Richard Budman …
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  • Eagle publisher calls Interactive News app ‘a great addition’
    Interactive News Logo
    Eckenroth Publications in Coronado has rolled out the augmented reality application developed by Interactive News, a CNPA Allied Member. How does it work? Scan the newspaper with your smartphone and …
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  • People on the move
    Barbara Chodos, formerly VP of sales and operations at Gannett’s The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, becomes publisher of the San Diego Business Journal. … Logan Molen, formerly of The …
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  • The cost of paper and you…
    If you took your argument about the effects of a newsprint tariff on your news-gathering and your bottom line to Washington, D.C., what would it look like? Jim Ewert, CNPA’s general counsel and …
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  • Wick sells Half Moon Bay Review
    Arizona-based Wick Communications has sold the weekly Half Moon Bay Review to Coastside News Group, a newly formed company run by San Mateo County residents. Terms of the transaction were not …
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  • Education reporting honored
    Reporters from these CNPA-member publications received John Swett Awards for outstanding achievements in reporting and interpreting public education issues during 2017: East Bay Times in Walnut …
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  • EPPY deadline Aug. 24: Win one for California
    The deadline is Aug. 24 to enter the EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher to honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. California companies have captured EPPYs in …
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  • Health reporting fellowships: Apply by Aug. 27
    The Center for Health Journalism at USC invites applicants for its 2018 California Data Fellowship, which comes with four days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a $2,000-$3,500 …
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  • Jumping inside: The ins and outs of it all
    Henninger 2018 06 05
    I am no fan of jumps. Anyone who has been to my workshops and/or followed my blog knows that. The main reason why I don’t like jumps is that readers tell us time and again that they don’t …
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  • Julia Millon, 27
    Julia Millon, a reporter and contributing editor at the Winters Express, died May 28, 2018, in a car accident, The Sacramento Bee reported. She was 27 and was to begin last week as The Express’ …
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  • Steve Penna, 59
    Steve Penna, a former sales manager at the San Mateo Daily Journal and for the old Independent Newspaper Group, died June 1, 2018, The Daily Journal reports. He was 59. Penna also was founder and …
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