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CALmatters is provisional member

CALmatters is provisional member

CALmatters has applied for CNPA Digital News Media membership.

Sacramento-based CALmatters is “a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.”

Marcia Parker is publisher and chief operating officer. David Lesher is editor and CEO.

Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Aug. 11, CALmatters is a provisional member of CNPA and is eligible for all the benefits of a Digital News Media member.

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CNPA defines “Digital News Media” as an organization that posts news and information of a local character, using digital media that may include the Internet, websites, mobile and tablet technology. Online publications can be paid or free news websites or electronic news publications with at least 50 percent local news content, rather than aggregated, copied or reprinted from other sources, with a substantial portion produced by local staff in California.

CALmatters would be CNPA’s fifth Digital News Media member. The others are Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville; Citizens Journal, Moorpark; InterChurch News, Romoland; and Voice of OC, Santa Ana.

Membership questions? Contact Simon Birch, (916) 288-6010.