Frederick Madison Roberts is a 2020 inductee into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame, the California Press Foundation has announced. Roberts (1879-1952), was owner and editor of The New Age Dispatch newspaper (later called New Age) in Los Angeles from 1912 to 1948.

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It’s awards season again! Start gathering your best work: The 2020 California Journalism Awards are underway. The contests will recognize the outstanding reporting, design, photography and multimedia of CNPA Members from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests are available online now: Print Digital  Campus They also…

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Our Weekly, Los Angeles, has applied for CNPA membership. Natalie Cole is publisher and chief executive officer of the Thursday tabloid, founded in 2004. David Miller is VP and chief operating officer.  “The scope of the publication is to provide broad base coverage that is relevant to African-American readers that includes local, state, and national…

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The California Press Foundation’s 143rd Annual Winter Meeting will occur virtually on the first Friday in December. These presenters will join members and guests with insights and forecasts keying off the 2020 state legislative session: * “Funding News,” with Lauren Gustus, The Sacramento Bee; * “Distribution,” with Troy Niday, Sonoma Media Investments; and * “Public Notice,” with…

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CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve announced three appointments to the CNPA Board of Directors during the quarterly meeting on Oct. 29. They are: Martha Diaz Aszkenazy, publisher of the weekly San Fernando Valley Sun and El Sol newspapers; Terri Leifeste, VP and group publisher at Santa Maria California News Media, Inc.; and Michael Yamashita, publisher of the Bay Area Reporter. The CNPA…

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Jason Schaff, a semi-retired California news executive, is serving as administrator of the California Journalism Awards under contract with CNPA Services Inc.

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San Francisco Bay View is an applicant for CNPA membership. Willie Ratcliff is publisher of the monthly broadsheet, founded in 1976.
“The Bay View is the paper people read cover to cover, trust, tack up on bulletin boards, forward to friends and fellow activists around the world, keep for reference, discuss and act on daily,” its website reads.

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In California, constituents and communities learn the vital news they need in the ways they choose. The fervent call to diversify traditional news leadership and cover the information needs of all communities continues, even as social, political and health concerns impact the issues.

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Coming your way next week: 2020 CNPA California Journalism Awards entry information. Plus: details on the California Press Foundation’s 143rd Annual Winter Meeting.

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