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Sunshine Week is March 12-18

Posted on 2/22/2017
Sunshine Week, March 12-18, is a good time to remind readers about freedom of information, open government and civic awareness.

SPJ-NorCal announces Madison Awards

Posted on 2/14/2017
Among the recipients of this year’s James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, given by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee, are The Sacramento Bee, North Coast Journal in Arcata and East Bay

Research for salary data later, join NICS today

Posted on 1/31/2017
When you participate in the Inland Press Association’s Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey (NICS), you’re able to access results that provide reliable, up-to-date salary, benefits and incentives information.

People

Ralph Alldredge to publisher in San Andreas

Posted on 2/14/2017
Ralph Alldredge, 2001 CNPA president, has resumed his role as publisher of the weekly Calaveras Enterprise and Sierra Lodestar entertainment publication in San Andreas, the newspaper reports.

Craig Forman to CEO at McClatchy

Posted on 1/31/2017
Sacramento-based McClatchy has appointed Craig Forman as president and chief executive officer, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Jeremy Walsh to editor at Pleasanton Weekly

Posted on 1/31/2017
Jeremy Walsh begins this week as editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, Publisher Gina Channell said.

Association

We do make a great audience...

Posted on 2/22/2017
Newspaper owners, publishers and editors — of the executive, city and opinion stripe — all gave up at least a morning to join the audience that awaited the legislative leadership at last week’s CNPA Governmental Affairs Day.

Two new members approved

Posted on 2/22/2017
The CNPA Board of Directors at its Feb. 16 meeting approved two applications for membership.

Ad Contest deadline is Friday

Posted on 2/22/2017
The deadline for this year’s Advertising Excellence Contest is this Friday, Feb. 24.

Attorney General to keynote 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 2/14/2017
Attorney Gen. Xavier Becerra will be the keynote speaker Wednesday at the 20th annual Government Affairs Day in Sacramento Convention Center. Registration closed Monday evening.

CNPA office closed Feb. 20

Posted on 2/14/2017
The CNPA office will be closed next Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.

Ad Contest deadline now Feb. 24

Posted on 2/14/2017
The deadline for this year’s Advertising Excellence Contest has been extended to Friday, Feb. 24.

Last call for Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 2/7/2017
Support CNPA’s efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legisla

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 2/7/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Ad Contest deadline now Feb. 24

Posted on 2/7/2017
The deadline for this year’s Advertising Excellence Contest has been extended to Friday, Feb. 24.

Register today for 20th Annual CNPA Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 1/31/2017
Support CNPA’s efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

In Memoriam

Janis Weinberger, 90

Posted on 2/22/2017
Janis McMaken Weinberger, co-owner of the Claremont Courier newspaper with the late Martin Weinberger, 1998 CNPA president, died Feb. 2, 2017, the newspaper reported. She was 90.

Steve Buttry, 62

Posted on 2/22/2017
Steve Buttry, a a teacher, editor and journalist, died Feb. 19, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

Anthony Marquez, 55

Posted on 2/14/2017
Anthony Marquez, Los Angeles Bureau chief for the Associated Press, died Feb. 9, 2016, due to complications from cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 55.

David Cole, 62

Posted on 1/31/2017
David Cole, a former newspaper editor and industry consultant, died Jan. 17, 2017, News & Tech reports. He was 62.

Prudence Draper, 86

Posted on 1/24/2017
Prudence Draper, who co-published The Cotatian in Cotati, Sonoma County, in the 1950s and early’60s, died Jan. 21, 2017, The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports. She was 86.

Mary Lewis, 84

Posted on 1/18/2017
Mary Hull Lewis, longtime society and religion editor at the Elk Grove Citizen and a former co-owner of Herburger Publications Inc., died at home on Jan. 15, 2017, The Citizen reports. She was 84.

Kevin Starr, 76

Posted on 1/18/2017
Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who authored a definitive series of books about the state’s history, died Jan. 14, 2017, after a heart attack, The Sacramento Bee reported. He was 76.

Jonathan Sanchez, 64

Posted on 1/3/2017
Jonathan Sanchez, associate publisher and chief operating officer of Eastern Group Publications in the Los Angeles area, died Dec. 23, 2016, at home in Highland Park, the company reports. He was 64 and had cancer.

Dick Johnson, 88

Posted on 1/3/2017
Richard Myron “Dick” Johnson, former co-publisher of the Tehachapi News, died, Dec. 27, 2016, the newspaper reported. He was 88.

Walter Wick, 85

Posted on 1/3/2017
Walter M. Wick, publisher emeritus of Wick Communications, died Dec. 25, 2016, at his home in Hereford, Ariz. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.

The Last Word

The Last Word? Seems like only yesterday

Posted on 2/7/2017
“As I think back at the last 60 years, hiring young, eager talent getting a start in the news business, many home grown, was one of the most rewarding parts of running the news side of the hometown newspaper.”