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Country Media buys Del Norte Triplicate

The twice-weekly Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City now is part of Country Media, a Salem (OR)-based group of 15 non-daily newspapers and associated digital media in four states, The Triplicate reports. Western Communications, owner also of the Union Democrat in Sonora, had owned the Crescent City operations since 1988. Santa Fe (NM)-based Dirks, Van…

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Register-Pajaronian sold

Rochelle (IL)-based News Media Corp. has sold the weekly Register-Pajaronian in Santa Cruz County, the newspaper reports, to Good Times in Santa Cruz. Terms were not disclosed. “We were pleased to find a Northern California-based publisher with adjacent properties that was a good fit for the Pajaronian. This transaction enables us to focus on the…

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Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Inland Press Association to merge

The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Inland Press Association will merge in October. SNPA Executive Director Edward VanHorn writes: “Our united goal was to develop a new association that will build on our strengths to serve our members not just for today, but also for the future.” SNPA,founded in 1903, “includes more 500 print and…

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Bill aims to fund journalists’ memorial

Just prior to the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to establish a permanent memorial to fallen journalists in Washington, D.C. The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 authorizes the newly established Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation (FJM Foundation) to…

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Patiently seeking the right buyers

In which it is documented how the townspeople of Idyllwild stepped up with membership support, and it came to pass that the Town Crier’s owners sought the next stewards for a still-going community concern. The Desert Sun went up the hill to cover the story. As for potential buyers, Co-Publisher Jack Clark told the daily,…

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What will change (and won’t)

Along with acknowledging the Alfred Harrell family’s 122-year support for a Bakersfield institution, The Bakersfield Californian’s senior editor and columnist, Robert Price, shares with readers the changes to format, production and printing coming in July. “Many of us at The Californian had known for years that our situation — local family ownership with deep, historic…

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Apply by Aug. 23 for data fellowship

The USC Center for Health Journalism’s Data Fellowship is designed for skilled journalists who want to learn to mine data sources to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism. The aim is to help audiences understand key health and child welfare developments. A fellow receives an all-expenses-paid 2019 National Data Fellowship, which comes with 31/2…

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What local news means to Mark DeSaulnier

The working group also is pushing the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, the antitrust “safe harbor” act described here last week. The Columbia Journalism Review explains why Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose 11th Congressional District includes most of Contra Costa County, formed The Working Group on Saving Local News. The group has sought expertise from a…

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Judge orders halt to national subscription scam

A federal judge in Oregon last week ordered individuals and companies to pay $8.9 million to the Federal Trade Commission and demanded they halt sending fraudulent invoices that aimed to secure payment from consumers for newspaper subscriptions. “The companies, mostly based in Oregon, engaged in a campaign for at least five years, falsely soliciting newspaper…

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Restitution for man who hacked Palo Alto Online

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced in San Jose federal court to time already served, one year of home incarceration with electronic monitoring, three years of supervised release and $27,130 in restitution for hacking and temporarily shutting down Palo Alto Online and other Embarcadero Media websites in 2015, PaloAltoOnline reports. The sentence and restitution are…

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