Benefits of a CNPA Newspaper Membership

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You’ve established a newspaper in this great state of California. You are serving your community and protecting its interests. Don’t go it alone! Protect your newspaper’s right to do business and your community’s right to know. Join CNPA and be part of the Newspaper Industry.

  • LEGISLATIVE: CNPA’s governmental affairs staff serves as a protector and advocate for the California newspaper industry at the state capitol. Details ...
  • LEGAL AFFAIRS: CNPA’s legal Help Line informs key personnel at member newspapers on such topics as access to public meetings and records, school access, publisher liability for certain types of advertising, libel and workplace issues. Details ...
  • ADVERTISING PROGRAMS: CNPA has several advertising programs that bring incremental revenues to participating member newspapers and place millions of advertising dollars annually. Details ...
  • NATIONAL PREPRINT NETWORK: Many major accounts use the National Preprint Network as their vehicle for total-market coverage and target marketing. NPN is on track to place more than 100 million advertising circulars this calendar year. Details ...
  • PRESS RELEASE SERVICE: The California Press Release Service distributes press releases electronically to California newspaper editors. Details ...
  • BULLETIN AND WEBSITE ADVERTISING: Vendors and suppliers to the newspaper trade who place ads in the CNPA eBulletin and on the CNPA website are exposing their messages to CNPA’s members for a very low price. The weekly eBulletin reaches key member executives.
  • CALPRESS FOUNDATION: The CalPress Foundation is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to raise funds through tax-deductible contributions for educational purposes relating to the publishing and information dissemination business. Details ...
  • BETTER NEWSPAPERS CONTEST: The annual Better Newspapers Contest (BNC) recognizes journalism excellence among CNPA’s daily, weekly and monthly member newspapers. Entrants compete within their circulation division among 29 different categories. Details ...
  • MEETINGS, PRESS SUMMIT: CNPA’s quarterly board meetings, open to all members, are held three times a year and during the annual meeting in April. The annual CNPA Press Summit is open to CNPA members, their spouses and staffs. The annual meeting brings together hundreds of newspaper staff from across the state to examine the most pressing issues facing the industry. Details ...
  • EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: CNPA’s online Classified Job Bulletin contains help wanted, job seeker and equipment-for-sale opportunities available among members.
  • PERIODICALS: The weekly CNPA Bulletin contains state and national industry news and information about CNPA programs and is email each Tuesday. CNPA’s governmental affairs staff produces the Legislative Bulletin, which covers legislative activities and reports on bills of interest to members. California Publisher, CNPA’s tabloid newspaper, contains member news, features, opinion pieces, coverage of California newspaper events and CNPA activities, and informative columns. California Publisher accepts classified and display advertising.
  • HANDBOOKS: CNPA handbooks aid members in obtaining information and in complying with the law. Details ...

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