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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.

Circulation legal seminar Feb. 10 in Pasadena

Posted on 1/24/2017
The Cal Western Circulation Managers Association will hold its 37th annual Legal Seminar on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Hilton Pasadena.

Contest honors public-notice articles

Posted on 1/24/2017
The entry deadline is next Friday, Jan 27, for the Public Notice Journalism Prize, sponsored by the Public Notice Resource Center.

Benchmark your company’s metrics

Posted on 1/24/2017
In its third year, Publisher Benchmarks has proven a worthy successor to Inland’s National Cost & Revenue Study as the newspaper industry gold standard in performance benchmarking.

In February, take the First Amendment to school

Posted on 1/19/2017
During the first week of February, I encourage every member of CNPA and the California Press Foundation to visit a nearby high school to speak to the American Government classes about the First Amendment and the role of a free press in our democratic

Media law workshop Friday in Los Angeles

Posted on 1/18/2017
Experienced lawyers will lead sessions on libel and privacy, news-gathering, source protection, copyright, FOIA and entertainment law in a daylong workshop and panel discussion this Friday, Jan. 20, hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

Contest honors public-notice articles

Posted on 1/18/2017
The entry deadline is next Friday, Jan 27, for the Public Notice Journalism Prize, sponsored by the Public Notice Resource Center.

Media-law workshop Jan. 20 in Los Angeles

Posted on 1/3/2017
Experienced lawyers will lead sessions on libel and privacy, news-gathering, source protection, copyright, FOIA and entertainment law in a daylong workshop and panel discussion Jan. 20 hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

Contest honors public-notice articles

Posted on 1/3/2017
Has your staff produced excellent content that draws reader attention to public notices?

Media-law workshop Jan. 20 in Los Angeles

Posted on 12/20/2016
Experienced lawyers will lead sessions on libel and privacy, news-gathering, source protection, copyright, FOIA and entertainment law in a daylong workshop and panel discussion Jan. 20 hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

Your thoughts on freedom of information?

Posted on 12/20/2016
The Knight Foundation wants to know what you think about the state of access to public records at the federal and state/local levels.

Weeklies group honors best editorial

Posted on 12/20/2016
The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for the 57th annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest.

Survey highlights under-studied world of local journalism

Posted on 12/6/2016
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.

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.

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?

Digital First Media launches cannabis site

Posted on 11/16/2016
Digital First Media last week launched a new website called TheCannifornian.com that provides in-depth reporting on the economic impact and societal elements of cannabis with the passage of Prop. 64, which will make the sale of recreational marijuana

Brehm sells Iowa, Illinois titles

Posted on 11/8/2016
San Diego-based Brehm Communications Inc. has sold the assets of its Mississippi Valley Media Division based in Fort Madison and Keokuk, Iowa; and Carthage, Ill., to Community Media Group of West Frankfort, Ill.

Santa Ynez Valley Star honored for Chinese edition

Posted on 11/8/2016
A regional economic group’s awards committee has given the Santa Ynez Valley Star, one of CNPA’s newest members, an honorable mention for translating one of its editions into Chinese.

Amador Ledger-Dispatch sold

Posted on 11/1/2016
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians has acquired the assets of the Amador Ledger-Dispatch in Jackson, the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas reports.

Saving archives proves tough task

Posted on 11/1/2016
Timeless advice from editor to new reporter has been “check the clips.”

EPPY Award winners announced

Posted on 11/1/2016
Among the winners of the 2016 EPPY Awards are The Sacramento Bee, Sonoma Index-Tribune and the Associated Press, a CNPA Allied Partner.