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Pulitzer to East Bay Times for fire coverage

Posted on 4/11/2017
The staff of Bay Area News Group’s East Bay Times has won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, the newspaper reports.

Barstow paper goes weekly

Posted on 4/11/2017
The Desert Dispatch in Barstow will become a weekly beginning Tuesday, April 18, Publisher Amy Pack said.

Equipment-grants deadline next week

Posted on 4/11/2017
The California Press Foundation in May will award Campus Newspaper Equipment grants for California campus newspapers to upgrade their production equipment.

Nominate a First Amendment hero

Posted on 4/4/2017
CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2017 Freedom of Information Award, to be given at the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica.

Editor Neil Chase relates news to revenue

Posted on 4/4/2017
Neil Chase, executive editor at the Bay Area News Group, led a session on the business of news and audience development March 31 at the College Business and Advertising Managers convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

Judy House is Educator of the Year

Posted on 4/4/2017
The California Journalism & Media Affiliates presented the 2017 Journalism Educator of the Year Award — 2-Year Division, to Judy House, journalism professor and adviser to The Campus at College of the Sequoias in Visalia.

Bay Area News Group’s fire coverage wins ASNE award

Posted on 4/4/2017
The East Bay Times’ coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland captured the Breaking News Writing Award in the American Society of News Editors’ 2017 contest.

Reach out with equipment offer

Posted on 3/28/2017
The California Press Foundation in May 2017 will award Campus Newspaper Equipment grants for California campus newspapers to upgrade their production equipment.

For salary data later, join NICS today

Posted on 3/28/2017
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

Gregg Knowles honored for columns

Posted on 4/18/2017
Gregg K. Knowles, a CNPA Associate member, licensed newspaper broker and publisher of the two-edition Smart Shopper papers in Carroll and Denison, Iowa, recently received honors for editorial writing from Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP).

Kevin Craig to senior VP at AMG/Parade

Posted on 3/28/2017
Kevin Craig is now senior vice president of the Newspaper Relations Group at AMG/Parade, a CNPA Allied Partner, reports Dave Barber, the company’s executive vice president of Newspaper Relations.

Darrin Peschka to news director at Ventura County Star

Posted on 3/28/2017
Darrin Peschka becomes news director at Gannett’s Ventura County Star with the pending retirement of Editor John Moore, right, the newspaper reports.

Association

Cold Beer & Hot Ideas on May 18

Posted on 4/18/2017
An invitation from Dean Eckenroth: Need revenue? Want more profit? Looking for a profit center?

Members to vote on name change

Posted on 4/18/2017
Pursuant to Article XIV of the CNPA Bylaws, you are hereby notified that members will vote on a proposal to change the name of the California Newspaper Publishers Association to the California News Publishers Association by amending the bylaws at CNP

Summit prices go up after Monday

Posted on 4/11/2017
Monday, April 17 is the early bird registration deadline for the CNPA Press Summit, coming up May 18-20 in Santa Monica.

BNC winner notifications sent

Posted on 4/11/2017
Check your email! Notifications have been sent to publishers, editors, ad directors and campus advisers at publications that have placed first or second in this year’s CNPA Better Newspapers Contest.

Nominate a First Amendment hero

Posted on 4/11/2017
CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2017 Freedom of Information Award, to be given at the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica.

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 4/11/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Local, digital-only news publishing spotlighted at Summit

Posted on 4/4/2017
Friday morning delegates at the CNPA Summit can gain insight into the challenges behind digital-news publishing.

CNPA contest winners tabulated

Posted on 4/4/2017
Notifications of Better Newspapers Contest winners (first and second place) will be emailed to publishers, editors and contest registrants this week. Look for the subject line “BNC winner notification” in the email.

Gain generational insight at Summit

Posted on 3/28/2017
Thursday morning attendees at the CNPA Summit this May can learn about “Figuring Out Millennials: What They Want from Work and How to Motivate Them.”

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 3/28/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

In Memoriam

John Edmands, 93

Posted on 4/18/2017
John Edmands, editor and publisher of the old Pleasanton Times from the 1950s until he sold it to Contra Costa Times Publisher Dean Lesher some 30 years later, died April 8, 2017, in England, The Independent in Livermore reported. He was 93.

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.

The Last Word

The Last Word? Be mindful of your tone

Posted on 3/15/2017
“Speak truth to power, but speak it in a calm, confident voice.”

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.”