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Sinead Steele, Rick Rogers promoted at TownNews

TownNews, a CNPA Allied Member, has appointed Sinead Steele to vice president of operations, a new position; and Rick Rogers to chief revenue officer. “These changes are great for both TownNews and our customers,” said Brad Ward, CEO of TownNews. “Sinead and Rick are both hyper-focused on transforming the media industry with visionary growth models.…

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San Francisco Examiner editor: Membership is working

When I joined the San Francisco Media Company as the editor-in-chief in late 2018, one of the first things the managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner suggested was starting a program that would ask readers to contribute to the cost of local news gathering. It turned out that others in the company had similar…

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Mariposa Gazette, Yosemite Valley School partner for Eye

At Yosemite Valley School, a tiny K-8 campus that serves families inside Yosemite National Park, young students are producing their own eight-page newspaper with the help of the weekly Mariposa Gazette. Editor and co-owner Greg Little, at right in photo, said the Yosemite Eye will appear about four times per year, inserted in The Gazette…

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Ethics conference in Wisconsin, anyone?

On April 24, 2020, the Center for Journalism Ethics will host its 12th annual journalism ethics conference at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisc. Titled “Journalism Ethics & The Crisis in Local News,” this conference will bring together news media professionals, non-profit news leaders, media innovators, academics, students and the public to address…

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Women in Journalism Workshop

This conference is May 1-3, 2020 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo. It’s $75; travel help is available: Apply by Dec. 15 Conference details

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Center for Health Journalism California Journalism Fellowship

The new round of fellowships is in March 2020 (dates TBD) A week at USC Annenberg for fellows includes workshops, seminars and field trips that will help you understand the relationship between a community’s health and the health of the individuals who live there. Up to five Fellows will receive an additional $1,000-$2,000 for community…

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Summaries not enough, San Diego judge says

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office must pay nearly $100,000 in legal fees in the settlement of a lawsuit over a public records request, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. When attorneys representing the First Amendment Coalition in 2018 requested all records of sexual misconduct by DA employees, the office provided summaries of six cases but…

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2019 EPPY Award finalists named

Finalists in the 2019 EPPy Awards include Bay Area News Group/The Mercury News-East Bay Times, Petaluma Argus Courier, The Press Democrat and Sonoma Index-Tribune. More than 300 entries competed in 30 diverse categories in this international contest, which honors the best digital-media websites. Winners will be announced live at 10:30 a.m. Pacific tomorrow on editorandpublisher.com.

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Five weeks to internship-grant deadline

News editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2020: The application deadline is Nov. 22 for the California Press Foundation’s 2020 internship grants program. The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships in CNPA-Member newsrooms in spring or summer 2020. Also, Cal Press directors…

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Register now for $75 NewsTrain in March

APME’s NewsTrain is coming to CSU Fresno next March 27-28. The two-day, $75 workshop will cover data, video, social, mobile, podcasting, analytics and verification. Registration is now open. NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that has served more than 7,500 journalists in their own cities since 2003. CNPA staff are on the…

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