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Gruner Awards presented to Central Valley papers

Three CNPA-member newspapers collected awards for public-service journalism during an awards ceremony March 6 in Fresno, The Modesto Bee reports. Journalists from The Modesto Bee, Merced-Sun-Star and Foothills Sun-Gazette were the Public Service honorees in the 31st annual George F. Gruner Awards, which are named for the former executive editor of The Fresno Bee. Other…

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New date for science presentation

The Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust will hold a seminar on science and environmental reporting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Fresno State. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize winner and author Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The title of…

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Survey seeks to determine reporter safety challenges

The Emergencies Response Team at the Committee to Protect Journalists is looking to improve the safety tools and resources available to women and gender-nonconforming journalists working in the United States and Canada. Lucy Westcott, CPJ’s James W. Foley fellow, created a survey to better understand the challenges these journalists face. The committee invites you to…

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Newer pros share advice with students

A panel comprising former news interns shared insights with college students last week about their adventures in the working world and the value of work experience during college. The panel, “All That … and I Get Paid for It,” was moderated by CNPA’s Joe Wirt. It was part of the Midwinter National College Journalism Convention…

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Ledger Dispatch’s augmented reality app is E&P winner

Editor and Publisher has released its annual list of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” which honors “innovative revenue strategies, impactful journalism, and creative audience growth.” Among the honorees is the Ledger Dispatch in Jackson, The Rural Blog reports: “The Ledger Dispatch in Jackson, Calif., the smallest paper on the list, at 5,000 circulation, made…

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TownNews acquires digital CMS

Iowa-based Lee Enterprises has announced that its subsidiary, TownNews, has reached an agreement to purchase the content management system business from GTxcel, a Boston-based digital company that provides content management services to more than 200 broadcasters and magazine publishers. “A big part of our strategy is to accelerate revenue and cash flow growth at TownNews,”…

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National college convention this week

California news and publishing pros will join hundreds of college and university media students and advisers this Thursday through Saturday in La Jolla for the Associated College Press/College Media Business and Advertising Managers Midwinter National College Journalism Convention. Keynote presenters include Jeff Light, The San Diego Union-Tribune’s editor and publisher; Don Barletti, the Pulitzer-winning photographer;…

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Sunshine Week is March 10-16

Sunshine Week 2019 is March 10-16. The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by a donation from The Gridiron Club and Foundation. The American Society of News Editors launched Sunshine Week in 2005…

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Free: How to cover teacher walkouts

“A Reporter’s Guide to Covering Teachers Strikes” 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific this Thursday, Feb. 21 This free webinar offered by the Education Writers Association features journalists who have covered recent teacher walkouts. They will share insights, lessons learned, and practical advice. What steps should reporters take to prepare if a walkout appears likely? How can they…

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Free webinars on circulation topics

Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE), two longstanding organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states, offer their first webinar in a series of three this year. Scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, the focus will be “Maximizing Your Carrier Recruitment Strategy.” This free webinar is…

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