CNPA Bulletin

Borrell brings the local-revenue intel

Posted on 9/27/2016
Nearly 50 participants joined us Tuesday morning for a 45-minute webinar by Gordon Borrellon ad-spending trends in California. The presentation covered results of a broad survey of local merchants on how they’re reallocating their ad spend in our sta

Next ‘Rights & Risks’ seminar is Oct. 13 in San Rafael

Posted on 9/27/2016
The next CNPA “Rights & Risks” seminar, led by Legal Counsel Nikki Mooreis set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Marin Independent Journal in San Rafael. All CNPA members are invited.

Channing Joseph is editor at SF Weekly

Posted on 9/27/2016
Channing Joseph is the new editor in chief at SF Weekly, the newspaper reports.

CNPA Board meets Oct. 6-7 in Sacramento

Posted on 9/27/2016
The CNPA Quarterly Meeting is Oct. 6-7 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento.

Newspaper Week starts this Sunday

Posted on 9/27/2016
This year, we mark the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over.

Has your newspaper had a birthday?

Posted on 9/27/2016
The Feather River Bulletin just published a 150th anniversary issue.

Training Free stuff: Local Media webinars

Posted on 9/27/2016
These Local Media Association webinars are FREE to CNPA members:

InDesign, reporting webinars slated

Posted on 9/27/2016
CNPA members can join webinars offered by Online Media Campus at discounted rates. Here’s what’s coming up:

Free stuff: Articles about health issues

Posted on 9/27/2016
Twice a month, we relay to rural newspaper editors another article from the Rural Health News Service. Are you on the list?

Free stuff: Local Media webinars

Posted on 9/21/2016
These Local Media Association webinars are FREE to CNPA members:

CNPA Board meets Oct. 6-7 in Sacramento

Posted on 9/21/2016
The CNPA Quarterly Meeting is Oct. 6-7 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento.

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 2-8

Posted on 9/21/2016
This year, we mark the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over.

Legislative Bulletin

Governor signs bill to require prominent posting of agendas on local agency websites

Posted on 9/16/2016
Late last week, Governor Brown signed AB 2257 by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (R- San Diego) that will require local government agencies to make it easier for the public to access agency meeting agendas on their websites.

CPRA bill allowing agencies to reference online records gets Governor’s nod

Posted on 9/16/2016
Governor Brown last week approved a measure that would allow a public agency to respond to a CPRA requestor by referring the requestor to records available online, if they are posted on the agency’s website.

Bill to require public fund investment disclosures signed by Governor

Posted on 9/16/2016
Legislation that would require a public investment fund to make specified disclosures regarding fees, expenses, and carried interest in connection with the fund’s alternative investment vehicles was signed by Governor Brown this week.

Governor signs oversight bill in response to Berkeley tragedy

Posted on 9/16/2016
The governor has signed SB 465 by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) which will increase reporting requirements for construction contractors relating to criminal convictions, and require a working group to look at ways to address concerns with current bui

Public Notice bill unanimously approved by Senate, Assembly

Posted on 9/6/2016
Legislation that would update the law on public notices with respect to judicial districts and would clarify which cities and locales fall within the successor districts was unanimously passed by the Senate and Assembly on unanimous, bi-partisan vote

Legislature unanimously approves bill to repeal law that restricts use of Assembly TV footage

Posted on 9/6/2016
Legislation that would repeal the prohibition in existing law that a television signal generated by the Assembly cannot be used for any political or commercial purpose was passed by the Legislature before it adjourned for the year.

Gov. signs bill requiring locals to summarize executive compensation agreements before final vote

Posted on 9/6/2016
The Governor signed SB 1436 by Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Hills) that will require a local legislative body, prior to taking final action on the compensation of a local agency executive, to orally report a summary of the recommendation for final act

Governor asked to approve new speech crime

Posted on 9/6/2016
A measure that would make it a crime to distribute certain unlawfully recorded conversations passed out of the Senate and Assembly on a party line vote on the final day of session.

Effort to double pay on holiday goes away

Posted on 9/6/2016
In the final hours of session, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) failed to gain the support of the Assembly and send her holiday pay bill to the governor.

CPRA bill allowing agencies to reference online records heads to governor

Posted on 9/6/2016
With unanimous support, a measure by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) amending the California Public Records Act made it out of the Assembly.

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.

Borrell webinar
Borrell webinar
LSA Creative Outlet
Ultimate Print Source
Quad Graphics
CNPA Save Time and Money
Rural Health News Service
CNPA Public Notices