About the California Newspaper Publishers Association

To champion the ideals of a free press in our democratic society and to promote the quality and economic health of California newspapers.

Serving California newspapers since 1888

For years, the California Newspaper Publishers Association has protected the interests of newspapers throughout the state, from the smallest weekly to the largest metropolitan daily. CNPA operates from offices in the state's capital and is governed by a board of directors drawn from its more than 900 daily, weekly and campus newspaper members. Services to CNPA-member newspapers include:

  • Legislative lobbying and legal support
  • Advertising networks
  • News and publications
  • Better Newspapers Contest
  • Employment services
  • Annual Press Summit and Convention
  • Training and student support

Two corporations

CNPA is comprised of and structured in two corporate entities.

California Newspaper Publishers Association

The primary corporation is California Newspaper Publishers Association, the industry trade association serving the common interests of its members and promoting the general welfare of the California newspaper and news media industry.

CNPA Services Inc.

CNPA Services, Inc., is a for-profit corporation wholly owned by CNPA that promotes management, business, advocacy and membership services to newspaper and news media trade associations, as well as advertising placement, network and other related services to various clients seeking to advertise in the state of California.

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