CNPA Bulletin

Cold Beer & Hot Ideas on May 18

Posted on 4/18/2017
An invitation from Dean Eckenroth: Need revenue? Want more profit? Looking for a profit center?

Members to vote on name change

Posted on 4/18/2017
Pursuant to Article XIV of the CNPA Bylaws, you are hereby notified that members will vote on a proposal to change the name of the California Newspaper Publishers Association to the California News Publishers Association by amending the bylaws at CNP

John Edmands, 93

Posted on 4/18/2017
John Edmands, editor and publisher of the old Pleasanton Times from the 1950s until he sold it to Contra Costa Times Publisher Dean Lesher some 30 years later, died April 8, 2017, in England, The Independent in Livermore reported. He was 93.

Gregg Knowles honored for columns

Posted on 4/18/2017
Gregg K. Knowles, a CNPA Associate member, licensed newspaper broker and publisher of the two-edition Smart Shopper papers in Carroll and Denison, Iowa, recently received honors for editorial writing from Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP).

Summit prices go up after Monday

Posted on 4/11/2017
Monday, April 17 is the early bird registration deadline for the CNPA Press Summit, coming up May 18-20 in Santa Monica.

BNC winner notifications sent

Posted on 4/11/2017
Check your email! Notifications have been sent to publishers, editors, ad directors and campus advisers at publications that have placed first or second in this year’s CNPA Better Newspapers Contest.

Pulitzer to East Bay Times for fire coverage

Posted on 4/11/2017
The staff of Bay Area News Group’s East Bay Times has won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, the newspaper reports.

Barstow paper goes weekly

Posted on 4/11/2017
The Desert Dispatch in Barstow will become a weekly beginning Tuesday, April 18, Publisher Amy Pack said.

Nominate a First Amendment hero

Posted on 4/11/2017
CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2017 Freedom of Information Award, to be given at the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica.

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 4/11/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Equipment-grants deadline next week

Posted on 4/11/2017
The California Press Foundation in May will award Campus Newspaper Equipment grants for California campus newspapers to upgrade their production equipment.

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Legislative Bulletin

Bill would create civil penalty for agencies that violate CPRA

Posted on 4/21/2017
To the delight of public access advocates in the Capitol, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) has authored a bill that would create a fine for an agency that violates the California Public Records Act by charging excessively for a requester to acces

Bill to allow unfettered searches of student cellphones is withdrawn by author

Posted on 4/21/2017
A measure that would have authorized a teacher or administrator to rifle through student cellphones without cause was held by the author due to overwhelming opposition to the bill.

Committee passes bill to require charter schools to comply with open meeting and record laws

Posted on 4/21/2017
This week, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 806, by Senator Steven Glazer (D-Walnut Creek), that, among other things, purports to require charter schools to follow the Brown Act, Bagley-Keene Act and California Public Records Act.

Legislature fixes two speech crime bills at CNPA’s urging

Posted on 4/21/2017
On Tuesday, the Senate Public Safety committee will consider SB 784, a bill that initially sought to criminalize the distribution of photographs taken in violation of state law.

Measure to curb aggressive behavior at county clerk offices to be heard next week

Posted on 4/21/2017
Legislation, which would amend existing law to make it unlawful for a person to make a material misrepresentation of the law to anyone at a public agency to transact business with the agency, will be heard next week by the Assembly Public Safety Comm

Fighting fake news with education

Posted on 4/21/2017
Both the Assembly and Senate Education Committees passed out bills seeking to address the “fake news” phenomenon by educating students to be critical consumers of all kinds of media.

Student press rights threatened as schools seek unfettered access to cellphones

Posted on 4/9/2017
Capture a video of a lunch room brawl? Writing stories critical of the administration?

Secret settlement bill passes out of first committee

Posted on 4/9/2017
The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a controversial bill authored by its chair, Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), to ensure that settlement agreements and court documents in cases involving significant risks to the public’s safety are publicly disclo

Senate committee passes bill to restrict defendants’ ability to speak to media

Posted on 4/9/2017
This week the Senate Judiciary Committee in a unanimous 6-0 vote passed a bill that would prohibit a defendant in a revenge porn lawsuit from publicly disclosing the name or any identifying characteristics of a plaintiff to any person including “any

Bill adding new exemption to state agency open meeting law gets committee nod

Posted on 4/9/2017
This week the Assembly Health Committee passed AB 860 by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) to exempt the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) from the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act when conducting a fact-fin

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