To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.
CNPA tracks hundreds of bills each year affecting every aspect of news publishing, from advertising to employment relations issues, and, of course, freedom of information and the First Amendment. See our top priorities for 2021 and what we accomplished in 2020.
Any daily, weekly or monthly California newspaper, digital or campus publication may join CNPA. In 2020, CNPA added individual membership opportunities for freelancers. Join or login today to access benefits including the Legal Helpline, Job Bank and more.
CNPA Advertising Services is your strategic partner for delivering local engagement on a statewide or national scale. Through our publishers and partners, we have deep relationships with every community in California and beyond, giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge of what really works.
View our calendar of upcoming events, including webinars, the 2021 California Journalism Awards Gala, and our annual Capital Conference. CNPA’s education & networking events keep professionals connected across the Golden State.
In California, constituents and communities learn the vital news they need in the ways they choose. The fervent call to diversify traditional news leadership and cover the information needs of all communities continues, even as social, political and health concerns impact the issues.
The Brown Institute’s “Documenting COVID-19,” a large-scale nationwide collaboration, will receive the First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Free Speech & Open Government Award,...
The Sacramento Press Club invites entries in its inaugural contest honoring journalistic work centered on state politics and policy. Entrants can be from anywhere in California. “Acceptable entr...
For years, the California News Publishers Association has protected the interests of newspapers throughout the state, from the smallest weekly to the largest metropolitan daily.
Meet the industry leaders who help guide the ship, from legislative priorities to events. With years of combined experience, CNPA’s board of directors is committed to championing the ideals of a free press.
Contact the team who makes it all happen.