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  • Register for Cal Press Winter Meeting Dec 6-7 in San Francisco
    Jim Boren
    The educational program is set for the California Press Foundation’s 141st annual Winter Meeting, to be held Dec 6-7 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. The Thursday …
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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 …
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  • Tread carefully when requiring down payment for democracy
    By Jim Pumarlo My hometown newspaper instituted a new policy requiring that readers “pay” for the First Amendment right to express, and explain why, who or what they support or oppose at …
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  • ChicoSol.org is Digital News applicant
    ChicoSol.org has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Leslie Layton is its publisher and Dave Waddell is its news director. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 4, …
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  • Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group visits CNPA
    Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group
    Delegates from the Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group in South China visited CNPA on Sept. 5. During the two-hour meeting, CNPA staffers Newton, Ewert and Joe Wirt explained to the group, via …
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  • Western Web is Allied applicant
    Western Web is an applicant for CNPA Allied membership. Steve Jackson is president and CEO. Western Web, founded in 2005, operates a full-service printing, packaging and delivery facility in Samoa, …
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  • Internship grants: Start scouting
    Newspaper editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2019: The application deadline is Nov. 16 for the California Press Foundation’s internship grants program. The …
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  • Quarterly CNPA Board Meeting is Oct. 4 in Sacramento
    California Newspaper Publishers Association
    The Quarterly Meeting of the CNPA Board of Directors is set for Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. The Executive Committee Meeting is from 11 a.m. to Noon. Lunch ($49) is from Noon …
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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 …
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  • ASNE, APME affirm merger
    American Society Of News Editors Logo
    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 …
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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, …
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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; …
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  • Emelyn Rodriguez named executive director of CalAware
    Emelyn Rodriguez
    Emelyn C. Rodriguez, a Sacramento attorney practicing in the law of politics and political reform, has been named executive director of Californians Aware (CalAware), a nonprofit organization …
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  • John Foley, 94
    John Foley, a former deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, died Sept. 5, 2018, at a senior-living home in Azusa, The Times reports. He was 94. In 1968, Foley devised the Column One …
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  • GVWire applies for CNPA membership
    Fresno-based GVWire.com has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Darius Assemi is its publisher and Bill McEwen is its news director. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. …
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  • Quarterly CNPA Board Meeting is Oct. 4 in Sacramento
    The Quarterly Meeting of the CNPA Board of Directors is set for Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. The Executive Committee Meeting is from 11 a.m. to Noon. Lunch ($49) is from Noon …
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  • Deadline extended by 3 weeks for Executive of the Year nominations
    California Press Foundation
    The California Press Foundation continues to seek nominations for its annual Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, Sept. …
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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 …
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  • ‘SEO: Make It Work For You’
    Still struggling to see numbers on stories you’re sure will find an audience? Discover what SEO expert David Stone is seeing in Google currently, and how you can drive your newsroom to produce …
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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 …
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  • CNPA awards gala May 4 in Long Beach
    Following a format change in CNPA’s annual events, the recognition and celebration of members’ best published work will occur separately from the annual meeting of members. The California …
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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 …
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  • Local-investor campaign: A follow-up
    Rollie Atkinson
    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 …
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  • EPPY deadline extended: Win one for California
    The deadline has been extended to Sept. 13 for the EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher to honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. California companies have …
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  • ‘Ten To Win – Top Ten Traits of Successful Media Consultants’
    Do you have what it takes to be a marketing advisor and top performer in today’s competitive, complex and ever-changing environment? This session will describe the 10 attributes and activities …
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  • The Last Word? Deadlines and housekeeping…
    “It’s a hell of a lot easier to clean toilets and make some beds up and host people than it is to put out a weekly newspaper.” — Caroline Titus, Ferndale Enterprise editor and …
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  • Labor Day schedule for CNPA
    The CNPA offices will be closed next Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.…
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  • Brian Williams is editor in Atascadero/Paso Robles
    Brian Williams
    Brian Williams is now editor of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, The News reports. This is a return for Williams, who edited the two papers from 2013 to 2016. Most …
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  • Marc Lutz to editor at Calaveras Enterprise
    Marc Lutz
    Marc Lutz became editor of the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, the newspaper reported. He is a former editor, cartoonist and experienced newspaper producer at the Lodi News-Sentinel. Lutz also …
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  • Amy Pyle to head USA Today investigations
    Amy Pyle
    Amy Pyle, editor in chief at The Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, joins Gannett’s USA Today Network as head of investigations, USA Today reports. Pyle, with CIR since 2012, …
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  • National editorial push: A recap
    Last week, Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, called on editorialists nationwide to weigh in with unique local messages about the administration’s …
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  • CNPA Nominating Committee appointed
    CNPA President Ron Hasse has selected members of the Nominating Committee, which will create a slate of officers and board director nominees to be elected at CNPA’s Annual Business meeting, to …
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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 …
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  • Sewell Chan to deputy managing editor at Los Angeles Times
    Sewell Chan
    Sewell Chan will begin in September as a third deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times. He comes from the New York Times, where he co-founded a local news blog, supervised a mobile app launch …
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  • Publish an editorial this Thursday — or this week?
    A national effort to encourage newspapers to publish editorials this Thursday might have escaped your attention. Or your newspaper might not publish on Thursdays. Either way, heads up: As noted in …
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  • Michelle Rea succeeds Tom Newton as Newspaper Association Managers president
    Michelle Rea
    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 …
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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, …
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  • 25 on-the-job ideals
    I’ve been a consultant for almost 30 years. Before that, I worked more than 20 years in writing and editing positions, most of those years as an editor and manager at daily newspapers. During …
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  • Davis Taylor is interim publisher in Napa
    Davis Taylor
    Davis Taylor, group publisher of Hanford-based Lee Central California Newspapers, is also serving as interim publisher of its Napa Valley Publishing division, the Napa Valley Register reports. Taylor …
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  • Ken Nelson now publisher of the Post Bulletin in Rochester, MN
    Ken Nelson, a former senior vice president/advertising and interactive development at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, becomes publisher of the Post Bulletin in Rochester, MN. He had been CEO and …
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  • David Gilchrist to interim general manager in Salina, KS
    David Gilchrist, a onetime advertising executive at The Modesto Bee, is serving as interim general manager of the Salina (KS) Journal, where he has been advertising director.…
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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 …
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  • Shed light on the epidemic of suicides
    By Jim Pumarlo High-profile deaths always grab headlines. Suicides especially draw attention as witnessed by the deaths of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain. The news was …
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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 …
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  • Barbara Anderson to publisher in Half Moon Bay
    Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Anderson is now publisher of the Half Moon Bay Review, the newspaper reports. Anderson, with The Review since March 2007, began as the newspaper’s classifieds manager before becoming …
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  • Dean Bartee, 86
    Dean Bartee, former senior vice president of advertising, marketing and circulation at the San Jose Mercury News, died July 12, 2018, of cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 86. “My job was …
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  • Free webinar: Active-shooter readiness
    “Security Training For Newspapers: Active Shooter Preparation & Response” 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific, Friday, Aug. 10 Presented by Kevin W. Techau, Smith, Mills & Schrock Law FirmThis webinar …
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  • Lifetime achievers sought for annual award
    The California Press Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award, which honors distinguished newspaper executives who are no longer fully active in the industry. …
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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 …
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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 …
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