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  • Contest deadline now Feb. 1
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    CNPA has extended the deadline for the 2020 California Journalism Awards to 9 p.m. Monday, February 1. If you have not prepared your entries yet, there is still a bit more time. Get entry materials …
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  • Four apply for CNPA membership
    Impulso has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Mireya Olivera is publisher of the Los Angeles-based bi-weekly, founded in 2004. Alenteshar Newspaper has applied for Active membership in CNPA. …
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  • Chuck Doud, 79
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    Charles P. “Chuck” Doud, editor, publisher and president of The Madera Tribune, a former CNPA Member, died Jan. 6, 2021, after a heart attack. He was 79. Doud, who had a long career as a …
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  • Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely
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    By Jim Pumarlo How many newsrooms have received complaints about coverage of local public affairs –specifically meetings? It might be the city council, school board, county board or one of the …
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  • Contest deadline extended to Feb. 1
    CNPA is extending the deadline for the 2020 California Journalism Awards to 9 p.m. Monday, February 1. If you have not prepared your entries yet, there is still time. Get entry materials online: …
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  • Heads up: Six days to contest deadline
    Time is running out to enter the 2020 California Journalism Awards. The deadline is 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests are available online: Print …
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  • Four apply for CNPA membership
    San Diego Voice & Viewpoint has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Dr. John Warren is publisher of the adjudicated weekly, founded in 1960. News for Chinese has applied for Active membership …
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  • Gregg McConnell, 64
    Gregg McConnell, former publisher of several California newspapers from the 1980s through the 2000s, died Jan. 12, 2021, in Arizona, the Tri-City Herald in Washington reported. He was 64 and had …
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  • Six apply for CNPA membership
    Pace News has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Dr. Gloria Zuurveen is founder, CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles-based Friday weekly, founded in 1995. Coachella Valley Independent has …
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  • Barsotti named CNPA General Counsel
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    Brittney Barsotti has been named general counsel for CNPA, according to an announcement by Charles Ford Champion II, President and CEO of the 450-member news association. Her appointment to the …
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  • Two weeks to contest deadline
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    Monday, Jan. 25 is the deadline to enter CNPA’s California Journalism Awards. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions are available online for the three contests: Print Digital …
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  • Sales Advice: A different kind of question
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    By John Foust Raleigh, NC One of the basics of selling is to get the right kind of information from prospects. There is a big focus on asking about prospects’ goals, target audiences, marketing …
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  • Nelson to lead Sacramento Bee news
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    Colleen McCain Nelson begins Jan. 19 as executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and regional editor for McClatchy’s California newsrooms, the company said in a news release. She had been …
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  • CNPA urges vaccine consideration for news workers
    CNPA sent this letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and members of the state’s Vaccine Committee. Members may wish to share it with their appropriate county committees. Dear Gov. Newsom (Committee): The …
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  • Escondido, Valley Center papers apply
    The Escondido Times-Advocate and Valley Roadrunner have applied for CNPA membership. Justin Salter is publisher of the Escondido Times-Advocate, an adjudicated weekly founded in 2013; and Valley …
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  • Hispanic Lifestyle is Digital applicant
    Hispanic Lifestyle has applied for CNPA Digital News membership. Richard Sandoval is publisher of the site, based in Menifee, Riverside County. Hispanic Lifestyle bills itself as a “creator of …
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  • CNPA Board Development Committee appointed
    CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve has selected members of the Board Development Committee, which will create a slate of officers and board director nominees to be elected at CNPA’s Annual Business …
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  • Three weeks to contest deadline
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    Monday, Jan. 25 is the deadline to enter CNPA’s California Journalism Awards. If your plan is to move the contest materials closer to your own “to-do” pile, now is that time. If …
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  • Last call for internship grants
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    The application deadline for the California Press Foundation’s 2021 Internship Grants Program is in 10 days: Jan. 15. The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who …
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  • Changes in programs offered by CNPA
    Two long-running programs offered through CNPA are being discontinued or removed from offer. Community Health News Service, which had provided a twice-monthly, non-partisan column about health care, …
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  • Nominate by 1/15 for FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award
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    Nominations close Jan. 15 for the First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year to recognize significant achievement in advancing freedom of information …
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  • CNPA Board Development Committee appointed
    CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve has selected members of the Board Development Committee, which will create a slate of officers and board director nominees to be elected at CNPA’s Annual Business …
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  • Contest site open; gather your entries
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    The contest entry system for the 2020 California Journalism Awards is now open. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2020 are available online for …
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  • Ojai Valley News is first contest entrant
    The Ojai Valley News is first out of the gate with entries in the 2020 California Journalism Awards in the Print contest. For CNPA’s Digital News Media and Print members, there is also a …
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  • That was the press, baby…
    Rollie Atkinson, group publisher of Sonoma West Publishers, pays tribute to his local printing press as its owner, Healdsburg Printing Company, closes and the press is dismantled. Atkinson “The …
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  • Free CNPA webinar Thursday 10/15
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    What once seemed extraordinary now may be the new normal. Join Matthew Hall, Julie Makinen and Sandy Close for an update on publishing realities six months into a stubborn pandemic and a limping economy. The three were featured in CNPA’s first webinar back in April at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, they’ve been in the trenches covering “stories of the century” and keeping their businesses alive. Hear what they've learned and what you might use.
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  • National Newspaper Week is now
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week continues through Saturday. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a …
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  • Cal Press internship grants for 2021
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    Editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2021: The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2021, for the California Press Foundation’s internship grants program. The program …
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series continues Wednesdays
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series started Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are this Wednesday, Sept. 30, …
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  • Free ads support First Amendment
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    A national campaign promoted by The Free Speech Center features ads with celebrities explaining what First Amendment freedoms mean to them. Think “Got Milk?” for the Constitution. The …
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  • Pulse Research COVID shopping survey
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    Allied Member Sammy Papert reminds us that a new wave of Pulse Research is underway to capture current COVID Shopping intelligence.
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  • James Fulton, 90
    James Fulton, a former editor at the Pomona Progress Bulletin and later the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, died Sept. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, The Daily Bulletin reports. He was 90. “He …
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  • Laura Sellers Earl
    Laura Sellers Earl, a former editor in Astoria, Ore., and known nationwide for her work with the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), died Sept. 22, 2020, after a brief illness, The Daily …
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  • AB 323 becomes law; newspapers win time, not a victory over the forces of change
    With AB 323 becoming law this week, there are many people to thank for helping to get an industry-saving piece of legislation over the finish line. The CNPA team and the members of the AB 5 Working Group were instrumental in the success. So were the many CNPA members who stepped up to deliver support the old-fashioned way with editorials and phone calls to legislators. It was grand effort, a must-win for the industry.
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  • Governor signs bill to extend independent contractor exemption for newspaper carriers
    In the waning hours of the 30-day period Governor Newsom had to sign or veto bills passed by the legislature, the governor signed CNPA sponsored legislation that will provide economic relief to …
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  • Governor vetoes bill protecting journalists covering protests
    Governor Newsom last evening vetoed legislation that would have protected journalists covering protests and demonstrations from being assaulted, arrested, or obstructed from gathering news during …
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  • National Newspaper Week starts this Sunday
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition …
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  • Disinformation and fake news: Two free events to consider
    The McClatchy California newsrooms will host a discussion at 12:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Sept. 30 (tomorrow) titled “Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can …
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  • Voice is new Allied Member
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    Voice, a social-media startup, is a new Allied Member of CNPA. The Brooklyn-based company aims to be an alternative to today’s social-media platforms.  Voice bills itself as a …
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  • Read any good catalogues lately?
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    Over the years, I’ve heard ad professionals talk about the outstanding copywriting that can be found in catalogues. Of course, there are other approaches to advertising creativity, but catalogues excel when it comes to descriptions of product features and benefits.
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  • Santa Paula Times is CNPA applicant
    Santa Paula Times, a twice-weekly, paid, adjudicated newspaper in Ventura County, is an applicant for CNPA Active membership. Peggy Kelly is publisher. She had been a reporter since its launch in …
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series continues Wednesdays
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series started Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are Sept. 30. Oct. 14 and Oct. …
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  • 2 weeks to National Newspaper Week
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition of the …
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  • Racks? Daily Cal says, ‘Thanks’
    The Daily Californian, a CNPA Campus Member, has found its way to some gently used newspaper racks. Thank you to The Sacramento Bee for answering the call and reaching out. The Daily Cal is UC …
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  • Hershon returns to Half Moon Bay Review as Anderson retires
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    Debra Hershon, former publisher at Coastside News Group's Half Moon Bay Review, is returning to the office upon the retirement of Barbara Anderson, the newspaper reports.
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  • Santa Paula Times is CNPA applicant
    Santa Paula Times, a twice-weekly, paid, adjudicated newspaper in Ventura County, is an applicant for CNPA Active membership. Peggy Kelly is publisher. She had been a reporter since its launch in …
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series starts Wednesday
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series starts at 9 a.m. PDT this Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are Sept. …
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  • Indian Voices is CNPA applicant
    Indian Voices has applied to be a CNPA Active Member. Rose Davis is editor and publisher of the San Diego-based monthly newspaper, founded in 1986. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of …
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  • 3 weeks to National Newspaper Week
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition …
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  • Got racks? Daily Cal says, ‘Please’
    The Daily Californian, a CNPA Campus Member, is looking for a donation of six or so gently used newspaper racks. The Daily Cal is UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper, and, at 149 years …
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