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.
Don’t get left behind.
There’s still some time to get award-winning work published.
Entries must be published from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021.
Deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Monday, February 21, 2022.
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...
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...
Freelance journalists: You have a chance to win some awards, which could raise your profile and boost your business, if you join the California News Publishers Association soon. Once you’re a freela...
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.