CNPA Bulletin

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.

Ad Contest deadline now Feb. 24

Posted on 2/6/2017
The deadline for this year’s Advertising Excellence Contest has been extended to Friday, Feb. 24.

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 1/31/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Governmental Affairs Day needs you

Posted on 1/24/2017
Support CNPA’s Government Affairs’ 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.

Reception today for cartoon exhibit

Posted on 1/24/2017
California State Librarian Greg Lucas invites CNPA members to a special reception for the exhibit “Afflicting the Comfortable: California’s Editorial Cartoonists” from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Jan. 24.

Personnel moves

Posted on 1/10/2017
George Cogswell, former publisher at the Ventura County Star, is retiring as publisher and president of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

Quick review: New laws in effect

Posted on 1/3/2017
The CNPA Governmental Affairs staff, who work to support or defeat legislation that helps or hurts your business, asks you to be aware of a dozen new laws that took effect this week.

Josh Moss to editor-in-chief at Silicon Valley Business Journal

Posted on 12/20/2016
J. Jennings “Josh” Moss begins Jan. 3 as editor-in-chief at American City Business Journals’ Silicon Valley Business Journal, Publisher Malcolm Bordelon reports.

Save the date: Governmental Affairs Day is Feb. 15

Posted on 12/20/2016
Please mark your calendar: CNPA Governmental Affairs Day is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Three contests ... enter by Jan. 16

Posted on 12/20/2016
Entry materials for the 2016 Better Newspapers Contest, Advertising Excellence Contest and Excellence in Campus Journalism Contest are ready for your deliberation or delivery to your designated contest coordinator.

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.

Murry Frymer, 82

Posted on 12/20/2016
Murry Frymer, who wrote an “Everyman” column for nearly a decade at the San Jose Mercury News, died Dec. 13, 2016, in San Jose of stroke complications, the newspaper reported. He was 82.

George Shirk, 64

Posted on 12/20/2016
George Shirk, a journalist at newspapers in Mammoth Lakes, San Jose and San Francisco, died Dec. 8, 2016, in Bakersfield of a heart attack, the Mammoth Times reported. He was 64.

We’re on break next week

Posted on 12/20/2016
CNPA’s office will be short-staffed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, but staff will be checking email and voice messages.

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.

Save the date: Governmental Affairs Day is Feb. 15

Posted on 12/14/2016
Please mark your calendar: CNPA Governmental Affairs Day is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Entries in mind? Better Newspapers Contest deadline Jan. 16

Posted on 12/14/2016
By now, members should have received entry packages for this year’s Better Newspapers, Campus Excellence in Journalism and Advertising Excellence contests.

Keith Gebers, 85

Posted on 12/6/2016
Keith Gebers, former news editor of the Elk Grove Citizen, died Nov. 26, 2016, following a stroke, the newspaper reported. He was 85.

Resource Center

Kevin Slimp: First thing, we get 'er done...

Posted on 11/25/2014
Wow! Today has been one of those days. You're in the business. You know what I'm talking about.

Legislature makes news even during recess

Posted on 9/30/2015
It's March 1. The Legislature is in full swing. Your newsroom is primed to follow every twist and turn in the legislative hallways. As the saying goes, "The lawmakers are back. Protect your pocketbooks."

Challenged by 'big projects'? Broaden your definition

Posted on 8/18/2015
Brainstorm big editorial projects, and the mind-set often focuses on an in-depth series that can take weeks to research and write. The report will be published over multiple days in your print and digital platforms. The projects can energize your sta

Facing a tough call? Talk it out

Posted on 1/26/2016
Newspapers routinely face challenging decisions. Should we run this photo? Should we accept this ad? Should we report on every monthly meeting of a local activist group?

Want compensation data? Take the NICS survey

Posted on 4/13/2016
Inland's Newspaper Compensation Survey became the industry gold standard by being the most comprehensive, authoritative and powerful decision-making tool for HR and compensation managers.

10 things I'd tell publishers about their newspapers

Posted on 1/14/2016
Some time back, I was asked to give a quick after-lunch talk to a group of publishers at a statewide newspaper convention.