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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

  • Three benefits for you and your crew
    1. Relevant, time-saving webinars are available at no cost to your team, if you choose to inform them of the availability. Details appear in each week’s CNPA Bulletin, or visit Online Media …
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  • What local news means to Mark DeSaulnier
    Mark DeSaulnier
    Mark DeSaulnier The Columbia Journalism Review explains why Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose 11th Congressional District includes most of Contra Costa County, formed The Working Group on Saving …
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  • Judge orders halt to national subscription scam
    A federal judge in Oregon last week ordered individuals and companies to pay $8.9 million to the Federal Trade Commission and demanded they halt sending fraudulent invoices that aimed to secure …
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  • Restitution for man who hacked Palo Alto Online
    A 36-year-old man has been sentenced in San Jose federal court to time already served, one year of home incarceration with electronic monitoring, three years of supervised release and $27,130 in …
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  • Mid Valley Times to debut
    A consolidation of flags is set for July, said Fred Hall, publisher of onetime CNPA members Reedley Exponent, Sanger Herald and Dinuba Sentinel. The weekly Mid Valley Times debuts with the July 4 …
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  • Honors for The Independent, publisher Joan Seppala
    Joan Seppala
    Joan Seppala Joan Seppala, who founded The Independent in Livermore in 1963, was honored June 2 along with her newspaper as the Livermore Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year in Alameda County. It …
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  • Rob Galloway adds oversight
    Rob Galloway
    Rob Galloway Rob Galloway became general manager of Swift Communications; Sierra Nevada Media Group. last week, the Nevada Appeal reports. Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Tribune in South Lake Tahoe …
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  • Don Blount is GateHouse regional editor
    Don Blount
    Don Blount GateHouse Media has named Don Blount, editor of The Record in Stockton, as California editor, The Record reports. Blount has been editor since 2017 and previously was managing editor. …
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  • Sandy Schwartz, 83
    H.L. “Sandy” Schwartz, an Associated Press reporter who co-authored an exclusive story linking Richard Nixon’s re-election committee to the Watergate break-in, died June 11, 2019, …
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  • Safe havens/antitrust: Today in Washington, D.C.
    Journalism Competition And Preservation Act Fact Sheet
    View fact sheet “Congress must act to preserve a fair and independent press” headlines a USA Today opinion piece today by Joanne Lipman, a former editor in chief of USA TODAY and chief …
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  • Judges sought for PNNA contest
    CB Blethen
    C.B. Blethen CNPA’s contest director is looking for volunteer judges for the annual C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, which your association administers on behalf of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper …
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  • Panel, video push preservation bill
    Local News Legislation
    The News Media Alliance created a talking-points video promoting The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, which would create a temporary safe harbor for news publishers to collectively …
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  • Bakersfield, Tehachapi papers sold
    TBC Media
    Sound News Media has acquired the assets of TBC Media, which publishes The Bakersfield Californian and Tehachapi News, The Californian reports. Terms of the transaction, which is slated to close June …
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  • Police union loses suit to block release of discipline records
    A Superior Court judge’s ruling has stopped the destruction of Downey Police Officer’s Association records to prevent public disclosure under a new state law, Long Beach Post reports. …
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  • Dan Barnett, 83
    Dan Barnett
    Dan Barnett in 1981 Dan Barnett, a former owner and publisher of the Amador Dispatch, died May 28, 2019, the Ledger Dispatch reports. He was 83. Barnett began as editor of The Dispatch in 1964 and …
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  • Stanford Daily is CNPA applicant
    The Stanford Daily has applied for Campus membership in CNPA. Regan Pecjak is CFO of The Daily, which publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The Daily “strives to serve the …
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  • California Journalism Awards shipped
    Plaques and certificates were mailed and shipped earlier this month to winners of the 2018 California Journalism Awards. CJA plaques are awarded to newspapers who placed first and second in the …
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  • Kristin Roberts to Vice President/News at McClatchy
    Kristin Roberts
    Kristin Roberts Kristin Roberts began this week as vice president of News for Sacramento-based McClatchy, The Sacramento Bee reports. Roberts had been one of four regional editors and will continue …
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  • Free stuff: Disaster-prep checklist
    The Oklahoma Press Association once again offers a disaster-readiness checklist to CNPA members. “Every year one of our members (or their community) gets crushed by some disaster, typically …
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  • Michael Ellis Langley leaves Tracy Press
    Michael Ellis Langley 1
    Michael Ellis Langley “Michael came to us with no experience in newspapers, but a wealth of local news management experience in TV and radio,” Publisher Will Fleet said of the Tracy …
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