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Free stuff: Health column covers e-cigarettes

The latest Rural Health News Service “Thinking About Health” column is “E-cigarettes May Be Leading to Lung Disease Epidemic.” The twice-monthly columns, free for publication by CNPA Members with support from the California Press Foundation, are intended to help readers better understand the health issues in their community, state and nation. Other recent columns have…

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Fellowship: Criminal-justice reporting

The National Press Foundation seeks applicants for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on criminal justice. The program is from Nov. 10-12, followed by the American Society of Criminology Conference, Nov. 13-16 in San Francisco. The application deadline is this Friday, Sept. 20. The U.S. spends $80…

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L.A. Press Freedom Week is now

L.A. Press Freedom Week continues through Thursday. The Los Angeles Times is a co-presenter, along with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, of this multi-day celebration of press freedom and the First Amendment that will engage the public and the journalistic community in and around Los Angeles. Collaborators include the Committee to Protect Journalists, International Consortium…

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National Newspaper Week is Oct. 6-12

National Newspaper Week 2019 will be observed Oct. 6-12. The 79th annual celebration marks the impact of newspapers in their communities. This year’s theme is “Think F1rst – Know Your 5 Freedoms.” Material, including editorials, cartoons, promotional ads and more, is now available to CNPA Members on the NNW site, NationalNewspaperWeek.com. Please plan to celebrate…

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Diversity survey results released

Journalists of color make up nearly a third of the full-time workforce among online-only news organizations, according to data collected in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Diversity Survey. The survey reflects newsroom demographics as they existed on Dec. 31, 2018. “Participation in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Diversity Survey also climbed more than five percentage points to…

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Heads up: Reporter, grant, workshop

Here are three opportunities to enhance your staff’s skills and your newsroom’s reach. 1. Report for America seeks applications for news organizations to host a corps member. Any type of news organization can apply. Report for America has eight reporters stationed in California this year. Deadline to apply as a host newsroom is Sept. 20.…

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Mike Blinder acquires E&P from McIntosh

Media consultant Mike Blinder plans to publish Editor & Publisher, a CNPA Allied Member, under a new company called The Curated Experiences Group, E&P reports in a news release. The sale closed Aug. 30, transferring it from Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., which had owned E&P since 2010. Blinder, who has a background in broadcast, digital…

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Two McClatchy papers to cut frequency

The Modesto Bee and The Tribune in San Luis Obispo will convert their Saturday and Sunday products to a single weekend edition starting in November, Publisher Tim Ritchey said in a note to readers. “We are making this strategic change to invest in our future and to continue to be your source of news and…

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Free stuff: Digital safety kit

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a revised digital safety kit for journalists. The brief informational outline shares practical advice to help journalists navigate digital threats like phishing attacks. “Available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian, journalists and media organizations may freely use and share the text under the terms of our Creative Commons…

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GateHouse, Gannett set to merge

GateHouse Media owner New Media Investment Group will acquire The Gannett Co. for a combination of cash and stock. The deal is worth around $1.38 billion and is partly financed with new private-equity debt, USA Today reported. The deal is anticipated to close around the end of 2019. The deal will combine the largest owner…

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