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Poynter training grant to Daily Aztec

The Daily Aztec at San Diego State University, a CNPA Campus Member, is one of nine schools to receive College Media Project grants from the Poynter Institute. With the grant comes custom in-newsroom training, online seminars and support for a campus project, all provided free by St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Poynter. In this second year of…

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Dow Jones News Fund invites media to engage interns

Media organizations are invited to bring in Dow Jones News Fund interns in digital media, data journalism, business reporting and multi-platform editing for Summer 2019. DJNF interns receive specialized training in residential programs at leading journalism schools before reporting to work for 10 to 12 weeks. The News Fund has helped prepare thousands of students…

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The Record to shutter press facility

GateHouse Media’s Stockton property, The Record, will close its printing facility in October, President and Publisher Deitra R. Kenoly announced last week. “Unfortunately, this is a trend that is happening throughout the industry that has reached us here in Stockton,” she said. “The costs of printing the paper with our own press has become too…

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ASNE, APME affirm merger

Members of the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors, meeting for a joint national convention in Austin, Texas, today voted to merge this coming year into a new organization called the News Leaders Association. “These are challenging times for our business and our country,” said Nancy Barnes, incoming president of ASNE.…

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Sonoma West lands ‘listening grant’

Among the newsrooms receiving Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) grants is Sonoma West Publishing. Rollie Atkinson is publisher of the company that produces newspapers in Healdsburg, Windsor, Sebastopol and Cloverdale. Atkinson told CNPA last week that his company intends to deploy its grant by using Hearken, a platform that “enables news organizations to listen…

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Washington, D.C. fellowship covers pension issues

The National Press Foundation invites applicants for a four-day training program about the state of public and private pensions; pension investment and transparency; workforce and retirement issues; pension modernization and reforms; pension management and debt; and the impact of pension issues on retirees. The training will be held Dec. 2-5 in Washington, D.C. The all-expenses-paid…

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Gridley Herald closes after 137 years

GateHouse Media’s Gridley Herald, a twice-weekly that covered the Butte County City of Gridley and adjacent towns, issued its final edition on Friday, Aug. 31. The Herald had published for 137 years. “The price of newsprint increasing is the main reason given but the economy and the bottom line are of course entered into this…

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ITC reverses newsprint tariffs

Paul Boyle, senior VP for Public Policy at the News Media Alliance, this morning informed CNPA that the International Trade Commission unanimously voted to terminate duties currently being applied to imported Canadian newsprint. The commission’s reasoning will be disclosed when it issues a final report on Sept. 17. The cash deposits will be refunded to…

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National Newspaper Week is Oct. 7-13

National Newspaper Week 2018 will be observed Oct. 7-13, 2018. The annual celebration marks the impact of newspapers in their communities. Material, including editorials, cartoons, promotional ads and more, is now available to CNPA members on the NNW site. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing…

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Local-investor campaign: A follow-up

In March, Publisher Rollie Atkinson rolled out a Direct Public Offer for shares in Sonoma West Publishing, which produces newspapers in Healdsburg, Windsor, Sebastopol and Cloverdale. On Sunday, The New York Times followed up. Atkinson is a quarter of the way to securing that $400k in investments. The D.P.O. is open until March 2019. Elsewhere:…

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