CNPA Bulletin

Bruce Brugmann to receive Cal Press’ Lifetime Achievement award

Posted on 8/23/2016
The California Press Foundation will present its 2016 Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award to Bruce B. Brugmann, former co-owner and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Sept. 22 conference to focus on best practices in public notice

Posted on 8/23/2016
Efforts by government officials to move public notices from local newspapers to government websites pick up steam every year. CNPA and other state press associations are battling on several fronts to preserve newspaper notice and to protect the publi

Daily Pilot expands circulation

Posted on 8/23/2016
The Daily Pilot in September will add Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Seal Beach to its coverage and circulation area, the newspaper reports.

Online Journalism Awards finalists named

Posted on 8/23/2016
Among the finalists in the 2016 Online Journalism Awards are these CNPA members: Los Angeles Times, Southern California News Group/San Bernardino Sun and Center for Investigative Reporting.

Coming up: ‘Dodging the Memory Hole’

Posted on 8/23/2016
Who at your shop oversees your archives? Please ensure that your designee is aware of the Oct. 13-14 “Dodging the Memory Hole” conference at UCLA.

Friday: Digital-revenue webinar

Posted on 8/23/2016
CNPA members can join webinars offered by Online Media Campus.

Reminder: Check company profile

Posted on 8/23/2016
Don’t forget to sign in to CNPA’s new website to set up your account to verify your newspaper’s contact information and staff.

Jana Adkins to managing editor at Signal

Posted on 8/23/2016
Jana Adkins is now managing editor at The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the newspaper reports. She had been business editor since 2010 and previously worked in advertising operations.

Jack Barnwell returns to Ridgecrest

Posted on 8/23/2016
Jack Barnwell, a former city editor at GateHouse Media’s Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, returns as managing editor.

The Last Word? Our mission since 1866

Posted on 8/23/2016
“I am convinced that community newspapers have a bright future in continuing to be a marketplace for goods and services while chronicling the town’s growth and protecting the First Amendment and the people’s right to know.”

Insights from Group Executives

Posted on 8/16/2016
So I had the opportunity last week to attend Inland Press Association’s Group Executives conference at the Kansas City Star. Tony Berg, president and publisher of The Star, and his executive team welcomed conference participants and highlighted the b

Use digital tools to enhance, not replace, tenets of solid reporting

Posted on 8/16/2016
Meeting reader needs requires editors and reporters to multitask, and challenges are ratcheted up in today’s digital newsroom.

Legislative Bulletin

Watered-down but still dangerous, AB 1671 on Senate floor

Posted on 8/22/2016
Planned Parenthood’s bill to criminalize the distribution of certain types of speech has been amended and is sitting on the Senate floor.

Senate gives nod to measure requiring prominent posting of agendas on agency websites

Posted on 8/22/2016
Earlier this week, the Senate unanimously approved AB 2257 by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) that would require local agencies to make it easier for the public to access meeting agendas on their websites.

Measure giving cops’ families veto over body cam footage gets Senate approval

Posted on 8/22/2016
On Monday, after a robust 25 minute debate on the Senate floor, the Senate voted 23-6 to pass legislation that would give “immediate family members” a veto power over the public disclosure of body cam footage that shows an officer who is killed in th

Anonymous jury bill unanimously approved by Assembly, headed to Governor

Posted on 8/22/2016
Legislation opposed by CNPA that would require judges, attorneys and other court personnel to address a juror only by a number or initial during voir dire proceedings was unanimously approved by the Assembly on a 78-0 vote.

Anonymous jury bill unanimously approved by Senate; Assembly vote next week

Posted on 8/13/2016
Legislation opposed by CNPA that would require judges, attorneys and other court personnel to address a juror only by a number or initial during voir dire proceedings is headed back to the Assembly for a vote to concur in Senate amendments after the

Senate poised to hear bill that allows officers’ families to veto to body cam footage

Posted on 8/13/2016
A bill that would give “immediate family members” the ability to control public access to body cam footage involving officers killed in the line of duty is on the Senate floor and will likely be taken up sometime next week.

Senate set to decide fate of speech crime bill

Posted on 8/13/2016
After a week on the suspense file, the Appropriations Committee released AB 1671 to the Senate floor on a 5-2 vote with Republicans voting no.

Senate postpones action on bill that allows officers’ families to veto body cam footage

Posted on 8/13/2016
As opposition gathers steam, the Senate last week delayed its vote on legislation that would give “immediate family members” the ability to control public access to body cam footage involving officers killed in the line of duty.

Criminal liability for distributing content keeps moving

Posted on 8/13/2016
The Senate is still considering legislation that would criminalize the act of distributing a confidential communication obtained in violation of California law.

CNPA works with child welfare groups to thwart roadblocks to info about abused kids

Posted on 8/13/2016
In response to recently amended trailer bills that would have allowed counties to withhold information about how their agencies respond to situations in which children experience near-fatal abuse or neglect, CNPA and several child welfare groups nego

The California Publisher

What effect could Donald Trump have on libel laws

Posted on 7/6/2016
Donald Trump has made it clear he wants to make it easier to win lawsuits against the press.

Saving your digital news?

Posted on 7/5/2016
Kiss them all goodbye: That groundbreaking report on municipal corruption, the prize-winning series about the school system, that once-in-a-lifetime exclusive interview with the president.

Stanford: Using data, computation to find stories

Posted on 7/5/2016
When “Spotlight” won the best picture Oscar this year, it re-surfaced discussion about how important investigative journalism can be in holding the powerful accountable.

The ups and downs of drones at schools

Posted on 7/5/2016
In 2014, at the end of the school year, the Cerritos College journalism program had the opportunity to buy a drone. It was a purchase that we hoped would change the way our Talon Marks newspaper staff covered news.

Itching to fly? Do your homework

Posted on 7/5/2016
Consider this my official coming-out statement. I’m a newspaper publisher who owns and operates a drone.

Publisher Profile: Norb Garrett

Posted on 7/5/2016
When I pick up one of your papers from the rack, what do I get?

Supervisors’ ad hoc meeting may comply

Posted on 7/5/2016
Question: The board of supervisors has been watching a ballot measure on the legality of growing marijuana in the county.

Your committee awaits

Posted on 7/5/2016
With the 2016 CNPA Summit and annual election of officers and directors in the recent past, it is time to get down to the business of CNPA and its wholly-owned advertising and management business, CNPA Services Inc.

High school mentors help to create winners

Posted on 5/10/2016
Success tells the whole story.

We’ve got plenty to do in the next year

Posted on 5/2/2016
We — President-elect Michelle Chantry and Executive Director Tom Newton — had a good discussion recently about the challenges and opportunities CNPA and CNPA Services, Inc. (CSI) will have during Chantry’s term.


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