CNPA Mission Statement

To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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About the California News Publishers Association

To champion the ideals of a free press in our democratic society and to promote the quality and economic health of California newspapers.

Serving California newspapers since 1888

For years, the California News Publishers Association has protected the interests of newspapers throughout the state, from the smallest weekly to the largest metropolitan daily. CNPA operates from offices in the state’s capital, Sacramento, and is governed by a board of directors drawn from its more than 500 daily, weekly and campus newspaper members. Services to CNPA-member newspapers include:

  • Legislative lobbying and legal support
  • Advertising networks
  • News and publications
  • Better Newspapers Contest
  • Employment services
  • Annual Press Summit and Convention
  • Training and student support

Two corporations

CNPA is comprised of and structured in two corporate entities.

California News Publishers Association

The primary corporation is California News Publishers Association, the industry trade association serving the common interests of its members and promoting the general welfare of the California newspaper and news media industry.

CNPA Services Inc.

CNPA Services, Inc., is a for-profit corporation wholly owned by CNPA that promotes management, business, advocacy and membership services to newspaper and news media trade associations, as well as advertising placement, network and other related services to various clients seeking to advertise in the state of California.

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