CNPA Bulletin

  • California Journalism Awards winners named
    2017 General Excellence Winners
    Following a multimedia slide show, first-place plaques for General Excellence and Online General Excellence were presented at the 2017 California Journalism Awards Luncheon on April 14 in Sonoma. …
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  • Members approve bylaw changes
    Ron Hasse Summit 2018
    CNPA’s Active Members last week voted to approve two bylaws changes. One will change the chair of the Nominating Committee from the immediate CNPA past-president to the vice president, …
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  • Two new CNPA members named
    The CNPA Board of Directors approved membership applications from these publications at its April 12 meeting: Class Member San Quentin News (monthly); Steve McNamara, publisher Campus Member Branham …
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  • Pulitzer for Press Democrat’s fire coverage
    Steve Falk
    The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa has won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its coverage of last fall’s wildfires, which killed 40 people and destroyed 6,190 homes in the region. “The real test …
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  • Add local input to national survey
    Borrell Video
    Here’s your chance to find out what YOUR advertisers are thinking. Borrell Associates invites CNPA members to participate in its 2018 Local Advertiser Survey, which is now underway. Watch video about …
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  • ‘The Basics of InDesign for Newspapers … and Much More!’
    Nothing slows an editorial or design workflow like having to use an application without expert training. Whether you’re a relative newcomer to InDesign, or just feel like you never received the …
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  • ‘Bringing Your Newspaper Stories to Life’
    A recent survey of non-newspaper readers/subscribers indicated the No. 1 reason they listed for not reading the newspaper is writing quality. This webinar is designed to help fix that. In “Bringing …
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  • ‘Branding is Back: How to help your advertisers compete AND grow ad revenue’
    Branding is Back. Believe it! Mike Blinder is back, and this time he’s out to help you help the small businesses who advertise with your newspaper. Newspapers need to stop thinking that ads are all …
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  • A year of change and opportunity
    Bill Johnson
    As my term as CNPA president concludes this month, I want to share some thoughts and observations about our association after having seen it more close-up than at any time during my 30-plus years as …
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  • E-Voting on directors, bylaws continues
    E-voting by CNPA Active Members began April 5 and ends at 2 p.m. this Thursday, April 12 for CNPA Officers and Directors and two proposed bylaw changes. Active Members should have received an email …
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  • Contest winners to be named Saturday
    Who’s a winner? We’ll let you know. Links to the full list of winners in the 2017 California Journalism Awards will be prominently posted at cnpa.com by 2 p.m. this Saturday.…
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  • Now available: Ads to fight newsprint tariffs
    Stop Tariffs On Printers And Publishers Coalition
    The News Media Alliance and the Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP) Coalition have provided several new ads like this one for newspapers to run in their publications. CNPA is a member …
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  • How critically will newsprint tariffs affect you?
    The News Media Alliance (NMA) is gathering information about how the recently enacted tariffs on imported newsprint affect newspapers. The information gathered will help NMA and CNPA quantify the …
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  • E-Voting starts Thursday
    CNPA Active Members will begin voting by electronic ballot this Thursday, April 5 at noon and ending at 2 p.m. on April 12 for CNPA Officers and Directors and two proposed bylaw changes. Members can …
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  • ‘Know your nine subscriber types?’ Rosenstiel asks
    Tom Rosenstiel 2018 03
    If you get a chance to read the recent report “Paths to Subscription: Why Recent Subscribers Chose to Pay for News,” you’ll not only find insight into the minds of your prospective and elusive …
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  • Join us! Please register by April 5
    “Navigating a New Tomorrow” is your glimpse into the future. From the evening of Thursday, April 12 through Saturday afternoon, April 14, plan to immerse yourself and your team in a day of crucial, …
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  • Sonoma West Publishers enlists support via direct public offer
    Sonoma West Publishers, which produces four community newspapers in Sonoma County, has received state approval to to raise $400,000 through a yearlong direct public offer, Sonoma West Times & …
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  • Newt Wallace, 98
    Newt Wallace
    Memorial plans are pending for Newton Wallace, 1964 CNPA president and former publisher of the Winters Express, who died April 1, 2018, at his home in Winters, The Express reports. He was 98. Wallace …
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  • Are you a finalist? Come to the banquet
    Last week, we shared the finalists for CNPA’s 2017 California Journalism Awards, formerly the Better Newspapers Contest. If you haven’t had a chance to peruse the list, please do. … So, are you …
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  • ‘Show me some swagger!’ Blinder says
    When Mike Blinder takes the CNPA Press Summit stage Friday morning, April 13 in Sonoma, the presentation will go something like this: Every type of media is being disrupted, but the press gets the …
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  • ‘Managing Time to Increase Your Newspaper Ad Sales’
    In the sales business, time management is a large majority of the game, and perfecting the way you manage your time could be the difference between positive results and disappointment. Don’t miss out …
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  • ‘The Most Common Mistakes I see in Newspaper Design … and how to Keep Your Newspaper from Committing Them’
    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the most recognized expert in the field of newspaper design. There’s a reason his webinars continue to fill each month. The information is just that good! …
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  • Lonnie Tapia to associate publisher in Brentwood
    Lonnie Tapia is now associate publisher of the Brentwood Press & Publishing Corp., Publisher Greg Robinson announced. Tapia has held the positions of production manager for 11 years, and …
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  • J. Keith Moyer to publisher at Las Vegas Review-Journal
    J. Keith Moyer, a former publisher at The Fresno Bee, becomes publisher and editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He had been editor-in-chief and senior vice president for content since February …
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  • California Journalism Awards finalists announced
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    After a busy few weeks of sorting through entries and then judges’ decisions, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 2017 California Journalism Awards, formerly the Better …
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  • Your newsroom is a moneymaker, Neil Chase says
    Neil Chase 2018 03
    The same week that a national coalition of publishing associations and printing companies spoke out against tariffs on Canadian newsprint, the executive editor of a newspaper-based media company …
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  • Summit rates go up after Friday
    Still want a discount? Act fast. You have until this Friday, March 23 to register for the 2018 CNPA Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The hotel deadline is also March 23. …
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  • Mary Huss oversees two business journals
    Mary Huss
    Mary Huss is now president and publisher of American City Business Journals’ Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, The SVBJ reports. She had been publisher of the San …
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  • Gregg Knowles’ Smart Shoppers win
    Gregg Knowles, a CNPA Associate Member, licensed newspaper broker and publisher of the two-edition Smart Shopper papers in Carroll and Denison, Iowa, reports that his papers received First Place …
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  • Lita Reid, 87
    Lita Reid, former managing editor of the Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, died March 4, 2018, in Sacramento, the newspaper reported. She was 87 and had Parkinson’s disease. Reid began in 1972 as a …
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  • Early deadlines now March 23 for ‘Navigating a New Tomorrow’
    Still want a discount? You have until Friday, March 23 to register for the 2018 CNPA Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The hotel deadline is also March 23. “Navigating a …
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  • Sunshine Week through Sunday…
    Holding those in power to account is at the heart of the free press in America. It also has become more challenging amid the explosion of social media, attacks on journalism and shifting social …
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  • Dave Gauger brokers Santa Paula sale
    Dave Gauger of Gauger Media Service Inc., a CNPA Allied Partner, reports that he co-represented Don and Debbie Johnson in the recent sale of their twice-weekly Santa Paula Times to longtime reporter …
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  • Brian Clark to editor in Modesto
    Brian Clark
    Brian Clark is now editor of The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been senior editor for digital. Clark, a San Diego State alum, has been with The Bee since 1990. Previously, he served with …
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  • Roy Herburger memorial is March 24
    Roy Herburger
    A celebration of life event for 1996 CNPA President Roy Herburger will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Roy Herburger Elementary School, 8670 Maranello Drive, Elk Grove, 95624. Herburger, …
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  • ‘Making Digital Audio Part of Your Daily Routine’
    11 a.m.-Noon Pacific Thursday, April 19 $35 for CNPA members What can reporters and others do to grab audio consistently? And then, putting it all together: What kind of equipment does your newsroom …
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  • Register now for ‘Navigating a New Tomorrow’
    This is the week to register for the 2018 CNPA Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. Early and hotel deadlines are March 15. “Navigating a New Tomorrow” is your glimpse into the …
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  • Notice of Proposed Amendments to CNPA Bylaws
    Pursuant to Article XIV of the CNPA Bylaws, notice is given that members will vote on two proposed bylaw changes at CNPA’s Annual Business Meeting on Friday, April 13, 2018, at The Lodge at Sonoma …
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  • Campus equipment grants: Apply by April 20
    The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is Friday, April 20. Any California high school, college or university newspaper may apply. …
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  • Story budget posted for Sunshine Week
    Sunshine Week
    Holding those in power to account is at the heart of the free press in America. It also has become more challenging amid the explosion of social media, attacks on journalism and shifting social …
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  • Gruner Prizes presented in Fresno
    Gruner Award
    Journalists from The Fresno Bee, The Bakersfield Californian and the Mariposa Gazette received George F. Gruner Prizes for Meritorious Public Service in journalism during a ceremony March 1 in …
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  • Norberto Santana Jr., Kelly Aviles honored by SPJ-LA
    Norberto Santana Jr., publisher of Voice of OC; and Kelly Aviles, attorney and vice president of Californians Aware; received honors March 1 at The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles …
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  • Brady Teufel is Educator of the Year
    Brady Teufel and Paul Bittick
    The California Journalism & Media Affiliates have named Brady Teufel Journalism Educator of the Year — 4-Year Division. Teufel is associate professor of journalism and assistant department chair …
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  • UNITY umbrella group folds
    UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, a strategic partnership of several national journalism organizations, has announced it will dissolve and divide its treasury among its three member organizations. …
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  • NNA members: Nominate for annual awards
    Is your newspaper an National Newspaper Association member? Then consider nominating a worthy colleague for the Amos, McKinney or Phillips award. These are the NNA’s highest honors and are awarded to …
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  • Tom Bodus to editor in El Centro
    Tom Bodus
    Tom Bodus begins this month as editor of the Imperial Valley Press in El Centro, the newspaper reports. Bodus has been an advertising account executive for The Press for four years, though he has …
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  • Dave Barber retiring, Kevin Craig promoted at AMG/Parade
    Dave Barber, a longtime executive at AMG/Parade, a CNPA Allied Partner, will retire in July, the company reports. He has been a newspaper publishers representative for Parade and USA Weekend and had …
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  • Moves elsewhere…
    Shanna Cannon, a former publisher of the Ventura County Star, is now publisher of the Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore. She succeeds Logan Molen, who departs with the sale of the company to GateHouse …
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  • Roy Herburger, 87
    Roy Herburger
    Roy Herburger, 1996 CNPA president and former publisher newspapers in Elk Grove and Galt, died March 4, 2018, at his Elk Grove home, the Elk Grove Citizen reports. he was 87 and had Parkinson’s …
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  • Jud Snyder, 92
    Judson Snyder, former editor of the Community Voice in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, died March 3, 2018, in Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat reports. He was 92. Snyder continued to write a local column, …
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