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Celebrate the best journalism in the state at May 4 gala

Get your tickets now for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The black tie-optional event is designed to recognize and celebrate CNPA members’ best published work from 2018. Thanks to CNPA’s generous event sponsors, early bird ticket prices have been dramatically reduced in order to…

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They’ll bid early and often on May 4

Your contribution of items will help the California Press Foundation to provide scholarships, equipment grants and training for California student-media programs at high schools, community colleges and universities. The items will be auctioned at the California Journalism Awards Gala on May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. Potential auction items: Theme baskets or unique items…

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New partners for news group

Chuck Champion, CNPA’s president-elect, and Gary Sproule have entered a partnership to publish the San Marino Tribune, South Pasadena Review and The Quarterly Magazine, the San Marino Tribune reports. Champion will be president and publisher, and Sproule will be chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Their Paladin Capital Partners reached agreement with Gavilan Media,…

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Cal Press offers grants for production gear

The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is Friday, April 19. Any California high school, college or university newsroom may apply. Get an application form (pdf) The grants go toward the purchase of new hardware or software, or for upgrades to improve the quality of the campus media…

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Are you a judge? Deadline is March 4

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered to judge the 3,036 entries in the California Journalism Awards’ print, digital and campus contests. The deadline for completing your judging assignments is 5 p.m. next Monday, March 4. Reminders were emailed this morning to judges who have yet to complete the assignments. Winners will be honored at the…

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How we took the message to Capitol

CNPA’s legislative staff thanks all who were able to join their colleagues for the recent CNPA Capital Conference. They also thank those who took the opportunity to receive an introductory briefing on CNPA’s top issues at the Capitol from the advocates pictured above: Mike Belote, Tom Newton, Whitney Prout, Jeff Glasser and Jim Ewert. One…

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Judging underway for CNPA contests

Instructions were sent Friday to approximately 200 judges registered in this year’s California Journalism Awards. Deadline for completing the judging assignments is Monday, March 4. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to judge the 3,036 entries in the print, digital and campus contests; some judges have already completed their assignments. Winners will be honored at the…

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CNPA contests: Next step, judging

By the extended deadline last week, the 2018 CNPA California Journalism Awards had received 2,183 entries from dailies and weeklies in the Print Contest, 394 entries in the new Digital Contest and 459 entries in the Campus Contest. The 3,036 entries in this year’s contest missed last year’s mark of 3,071 by 35 entries. Print…

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How it went at Capital Conference…

The governor came by to visit. We learned about crucial California capital issues from top explainers. We talked shop and socialized with legislators and fellow news people. We learned about reports on trust in news and heard the news about reinvesting in reporting. We listened to pros talk about covering wildfires, and how the government…

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Officers elected; members confirmed

New CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks. CNPA members also elected President-Elect Chuck Champion, vice president of Community Affairs at Acorn Newspapers in Agoura Hills; and Secretary Treasurer/Vice President Simon Grieve, publisher of Southern California News Group’s weeklies in Long Beach, Hermosa Beach and…

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