“Our free media – one of our most cherished Constitutional rights – is at risk of extinction,” Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) said in a news releaseon Aug. 10 introducing the Save Local Journalism Act.
“At a time when local information is critical for our communities and the rebuilding of our economy. AB 323 will prevent ‘news deserts’ by providing a lifeline to California’s community and ethnic media outlets.”

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The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) through Monday, Aug. 17.  There are $80 million in tax credits available for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in the state. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, Aug. 17, at 11:59 p.m.…

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Report for America has opened a new round of applications for news organizations interested in hosting emerging journalists for up to three years, beginning next June. RFA places talented reporters in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. The program recruits journalists and pays half the salary, up to $25,000. The other half…

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Allied Member Sammy Papert reminds us that a new wave of Pulse Research is underway to capture current COVID Shopping intelligence.

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Kevin Slimp, director of the University of Tennessee Newspaper Institute and founder of Newspaper Academy, has just opened his annual survey of newspaper publishers and managers.

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The California Press Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award, which honors distinguished newspaper executives who are no longer fully active in the industry.

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Your grubbiest executive will check out of this space for the next two weeks, perhaps in search of cool water, blue skies and mellifluous sounds. Please send news and notes to news@cnpa.com, if that’s what floats your Tuesday boat. Or reach out to others on the team. And be careful out there…

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The CNPA Board of Directors on July 30 reviewed and approved applications for these new members: Bay Area Reporter, WeeklyFresno Flyer, MonthlySanta Paula Times, WeeklyThe South Pasadenan News, Weekly Directors also approved and welcomed back these returning members: Mountain Messenger, Downieville, Weekly Williams Pioneer Review, Colusa, Weekly  Chico Sol, Digital

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Perris Progress/Sentinel Weekly News has applied to be a CNPA Active member. Jim Forbes is publisher of the weekly newspapers in Riverside County. The Perris Progress dates to 1901, while Sentinel Weekly News was founded in 1997 as the Lake Matthews Sentinel. A website is under development. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors in October, Perris Progress/Sentinel…

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During its July 30 Quarterly Meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors asked staff to pursue action to put its 2701 K St. building on the market. The organization acquired and refashioned the building near Sutter’s Fort Historic State Park in 2014. CNPA staff has worked remotely since mid-March.  Officer titlesThe board approved a CNPA bylaw revision to change the officer titles of…

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