From the Secretary of State’s Advisory: The March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election is fast approaching, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office can help you with your election night reporting needs. If you want to receive up-to-the-minute results on election night directly from the Secretary of State’s office, please complete the Media Options Request…

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Sunshine Week 2020 is March 15-21. The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means is made possible by support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Gridiron Club and Foundation. The American Society of News Editors launched Sunshine Week in 2005 as a national initiative. Since 2012,…

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A gallery of photos from the recent CNPA Capital Conference is now on view at the CNPA website. Were you there? Please check your email for a brief survey from the CNPA events department. Save the date: California Journalism Awards Gala, Saturday, May 16, Long Beach Convention Center. Details very soon. Previously: Tom Newton closing…

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CNPA Executive Director Tom Newton has announced his plans to depart the organization. The CNPA Board of Directors will oversee a succession strategy. Newton’s career with CNPA has spanned almost 30 years. He became staff attorney in April 1990, general counsel and legislative advocate in July 1991 and executive director in April 2011. “CNPA has…

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Digital Contest entries were up, but print and campus entries were down in this year’s California Journalism Awards. Overall, the contest received 2,911 entries, down 165 from last year’s 3,076 entries. The Digital Contest, now in its second year, received 531 entries, up 78 over last year. Print Contest entries totaled 1,998, down from last…

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CNPA Active Members this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 28) voted approval of a bylaws amendment that, among other actions, potentially broadens and diversifies the CNPA Board of Directors. The CNPA Board last fall approved a proposal to change the bylaws. With the member vote, the amendments will do the following: Allow Digital News Media members to…

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The CNPA Board of Directors on Monday approved CNPA membership for these applicants: Capital & Main (Digital) Comstock’s Magazine (Monthly) Courthouse News Service (Digital) EdSource (Digital) Larchmont Chronicle (Monthly) Mountain Views News (Weekly) Providence Publications (Weekly) San Jose Spotlight (Digital) San Mateo Daily Journal (Daily) Membership questions? Contact Simon Birch, 916-288-6010. View all CNPA Members

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CNPA is interested in stories about the impact of AB 5, both good and bad, on California businesses, independent workers and their families. It has created a new website — AB5stories.com — to allow businesses and workers to tell their AB 5 stories. All submissions and submitter contact information will be made available to the…

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From the Winter 2020 edition of California Publisher CNPA’s governmental affairs staff recently viewed a tweet from non-CNPA member Willits Weekly in which it announced the newspaper had suspended its Jan. 9 edition “due to AB 5.” Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez) became effective Jan. 1, 2020. The legislation codified and expanded to California workers, with…

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If you have not booked your spot for CapCon, Jan. 27-29 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, do not delay. You may view the program, which is a pullout in the new issue of California Publisher. Participation by your key people is crucial to the work of CNPA on behalf of your industry in…

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