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Suit seeking to make all portions of executions public is valid, judge says

A judge on Aug. 16 decided that a lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Times, KQED Radio and 48Hills.org, a CNPA Digital News Media member, is valid and should not be dismissed. The suit asks for an injunction to prevent the state from carrying out executions unless they are truly public. “It clearly states that…

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Michelle Rea succeeds Tom Newton as Newspaper Association Managers president

Michelle K. Rea, executive director of the New York Press Association, was elected president of Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) during the group’s 95th annual summer conference in Park City, Utah. CNPA Executive Director Tom Newton becomes immediate past president. Rea, who has led NYPA since 1992, has nearly four decades in newspaper experience. She is…

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Free stuff: October conference covers juvenile justice

A New York conference Oct. 4-5, 2018, aims to help journalists cover the latest developments in juvenile justice, and engage with some of the leading players and experts in the field. The conference, to be held at John Jay’s New York City campus, is called “Unfinished Business: Juveniles and Justice,” and should provide valuable grounding…

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Three weeks to apply for data training, $2,000 reporting grant

The deadline is just three weeks away to apply for the all-expenses-paid 2018 California Data Fellowship, four days of intensive data journalism training plus a $2,000 reporting stipend and six months of expert mentoring. The Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism is known nationally as the pre-eminent training program for journalists…

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EPPY deadline Aug. 24: Win one for California

The deadline is Aug. 24 to enter the EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher to honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. California companies have captured EPPYs in the past, but not recently. Maybe this is your year? There is an entry fee. Get details

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Carr Fire: Redding reports with help

Coverage of the Carr Fire in Shasta County (on Tuesday: 110,154 acres; 27 percent containment) was ably handled at the Record Searchlight, USA Today reports, by staffers that had evacuated their homes and in some cases were sleeping in the newsroom. And when the power failed, the paper was printed at the Chico Enterprise-Record, 70…

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Cranston Fire: Idyllwild returns with cheers

Residents of the mountain town of Idyllwild in Riverside County gathered Monday in a school gym to cheer the first responders who helped to save their town from the Cranston Fire (on Tuesday: 13,139 acres; 82 percent containment). “Sunday, hundreds of displaced families were allowed to return to their Idyllwild and Pine Cove homes after…

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Mendocino Complex: An evacuated Record-Bee reports

The Mendocino Complex of River and Ranch fires in Mendocino and Lake counties (on Tuesday: 74,408 acres; 12 percent containment) forced the evacuation of the Lake County Record-Bee office in Lakeport. Along with status updates, a live blog on its site carries the latest.

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Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships

Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2018, to be held Sept. 19-22 in Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina. Media Law School is an intensive seminar that teaches journalists about criminal law and procedure with a focus on how to more effectively cover trials and the…

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Three more Blethen judges needed

CNPA’s contest coordinator is looking for three more judges for the annual C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, which your association administers on behalf of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association. Open categories are Distinguished Reporting of Diversity (14 entries with a total of 48 articles), Feature Writing (25, 44) and Investigating Reporting (14, 48). All categories are…

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