CNPA Bulletin

Carlos Aviles to editor at SCNG’s Spanish-language media

Posted on 12/1/2016
Carlos Aviles begins this week as editor of Southern California News Group’s Spanish-language newspapers covering Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. He had been a local editor at La Opinión.

Free-speech awards to Thomas Peele, Caroline Titus

Posted on 11/29/2016
The First Amendment Coalition will present its 2016 Free Speech & Open Government Award to Thomas Peele and Caroline Titus this Thursday evening during the California Press Foundation’s 139th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Survey highlights under-studied world of local journalism

Posted on 11/29/2016
A new online survey is asking local journalists in the U.S. to share their story as part of a wider initiative examining the health of the local newspaper industry.

Ariel Carmona Jr. to city editor in Willits

Posted on 11/29/2016
Ariel Carmona Jr. in October became city editor/reporter at Digital First Media’s Willits News in Mendocino County.

Free stuff: Rural health news

Posted on 11/29/2016
The latest column by Trudy Liebermanfor the Rural Health News Services is “Out-of-Network ER Docs May Charge Big Bucks.”

Contest honors public-notice articles

Posted on 11/29/2016
Has your staff produced excellent content that draws reader attention to public notices?

AP’s Juliet Williams to San Francisco bureau

Posted on 11/23/2016
Juliet Williams, administrative correspondent in the Associated Press’ Sacramento Bureau, becomes news editor for the San Francisco office of the AP, a CNPA Allied Partner.

Ryan Kedzierkski to president in Reno

Posted on 11/23/2016
Ryan Kedzierkski in October added oversight of the Reno Gazette-Journal to his role as president at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., and the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Wash.

Mark Winkler oversees Ventura County Star

Posted on 11/23/2016
Mark Winkler has added oversight of Gannett’s Ventura County Star to his duties as president of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs.

Sharon DiMauro to retire in Ft. Bragg

Posted on 11/22/2016
Sharon DiMauro, publisher of Digital First Media’s Fort Bragg Advocate-News and Mendocino Beacon, has announced that she will retire in January.

Holiday hours at CNPA

Posted on 11/22/2016
The CNPA office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sales, editing webinars set

Posted on 11/22/2016
CNPA members can join webinars offered by Online Media Campus at discounted rates. Here’s what’s coming up:

Latest Jobs

Prep Sports Reporter

Posted on 11/22/2016

Legislative Bulletin

Need legal help covering Election Day?

Posted on 11/7/2016
Lawyers will be standing by on Tuesday to offer legal backup to journalists across the state and country. As always, the CNPA helpline is operating and available to CNPA members.

Has your public records request been stonewalled or ignored?

Posted on 11/7/2016
Reporters want information fast. But access to government records isn’t often very speedy or timely.

California Publisher

Bruce Brugmann honored for life’s work

Posted on 10/25/2016
This year’s Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award honoree is Bruce B. Brugmann, former editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a weekly alternative newspaper he founded in October 1966 with his wife, Jean Dibble, who handled the busines

Dean Eckenroth is Newspaper Executive of the Year

Posted on 10/25/2016
The 2016 Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year is Dean Eckenroth, president of Eagle Newspapers in Coronado.

So it’s your paper’s 150th...

Posted on 10/25/2016
When a newspaper nears the 150-year mark, its handlers face some tough considerations: How should the company observe the anniversary? What would entice the community to join in the celebration? Who and what does it take to pull it together? And what

Sharon DiMauro receives NNA’s McKinney Award

Posted on 10/25/2016
Sharon DiMauro, publisher of the Advocate-News in Fort Bragg and The Mendocino Beacon, received the Emma C. McKinney Award in September from the National Newspaper Association.

Publisher profile: Fred Hall, Mid-Valley Publishing, Reedley

Posted on 10/25/2016
What makes your newspapers a must-read?

Journalist Jason Leopold lives and breathes by FOIA

Posted on 10/25/2016
Government records are journalist Jason Leopold’s most important sources, and the federal Freedom of Information Act is his most important tool. He hopes new amendments to FOIA, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama this summer, wil

Brehm sells three titles

Posted on 10/25/2016
San Diego-based Brehm Communications Inc. has sold three newspapers in Indiana and Illinois to Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group: the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Mount Carmel Register and The Standard.

New laws to follow in the New Year

Posted on 10/24/2016
Despite grappling with different approaches to address issues involving public access to body and dash cam footage, police misconduct and the regulation of drones, the Legislature and governor failed to make any meaningful changes to the law in these

Daily Pilot expands

Posted on 10/24/2016
The Daily Pilot in September added Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Seal Beach to its coverage and circulation area. The change eliminated the Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot as standalone flags.

C. Deane Funk, 92, was 1975 president

Posted on 10/24/2016
C. Deane Funk, 1975 president of CNPA, died Oct. 16, 2016. He was 92.

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