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  • Celebrate the best journalism in the state at May 4 gala
    California Journalism Awards Gala
    Get your tickets now for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The black tie-optional event is designed to recognize and celebrate CNPA …
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  • They’ll bid early and often on May 4
    California Press Foundation
    Your contribution of items will help the California Press Foundation to provide scholarships, equipment grants and training for California student-media programs at high schools, community colleges …
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  • New partners for news group
    Chuck Champion
    Chuck Champion Chuck Champion, CNPA’s president-elect, and Gary Sproule have entered a partnership to publish the San Marino Tribune, South Pasadena Review and The Quarterly Magazine, the San …
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  • Gruner Awards presented to Central Valley papers
    Gruner Award
    Three CNPA-member newspapers collected awards for public-service journalism during an awards ceremony March 6 in Fresno, The Modesto Bee reports. Journalists from The Modesto Bee, Merced-Sun-Star and …
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  • New date for science presentation
    The Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust will hold a seminar on science and environmental reporting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Fresno State. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize …
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  • ‘Media Generational Strategies: What Drives Your Consumers’
    Can your products hit a bulls-eye with each generation you choose to target: Millennials, GenX, Boomers, Silents? How is generational strategy different from demographic strategy? In this webinar, we …
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  • Cal Press offers grants for production gear
    California Press Foundation
    The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is Friday, April 19. Any California high school, college or university newsroom may apply. …
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  • Survey seeks to determine reporter safety challenges
    Committee To Protect Journalists Logo
    The Emergencies Response Team at the Committee to Protect Journalists is looking to improve the safety tools and resources available to women and gender-nonconforming journalists working in the …
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  • Newer pros share advice with students
    Panel
    Participants were, from left, Chris Bullock (Palomar College, 2015/Sacramento State, 2017); Megan Wood (San Diego State, 2016); Kelly Hillock (San Diego State, 2016); and David Hernandez (San Diego …
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  • Ledger Dispatch’s augmented reality app is E&P winner
    Editor and Publisher has released its annual list of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” which honors “innovative revenue strategies, impactful journalism, and creative audience …
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  • Garth Stapley is opinions editor at The Modesto Bee
    Garth Stapley
    Garth Stapley Garth Stapley began this week as editorial-page editor at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been a reporter in Modesto since 1993. Stapley has a journalism degree from …
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  • Are you a judge? Deadline is March 4
    California Journalism Awards Gala Ad
    Thanks again to everyone who volunteered to judge the 3,036 entries in the California Journalism Awards’ print, digital and campus contests. The deadline for completing your judging assignments …
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  • TownNews acquires digital CMS
    TownNews Logo
    Iowa-based Lee Enterprises has announced that its subsidiary, TownNews, has reached an agreement to purchase the content management system business from GTxcel, a Boston-based digital company that …
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  • National college convention this week
    Associated College Press Logo
    California news and publishing pros will join hundreds of college and university media students and advisers this Thursday through Saturday in La Jolla for the Associated College Press/College Media …
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  • Phil Jaffe, 85
    Phil Jaffe
    Phil Jaffe Phillip B. Jaffe, a former publisher of Brehm Communications Inc.’s Mountain News in Lake Arrowhead, died Feb. 19, 2019, his family reported. He was 85. Jaffe, whose printing and …
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  • Rusty Harris, 64
    William Russell Harris, a former managing editor at the old Blade-Citizen and North County Times, died Feb. 21, 2019, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He was 64 and had cancer. Harris’ …
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  • Steve Lawrence, 71
    Steve Lawrence, who had been the longest-tenured member of California’s capital press corps when he retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Associated Press, died Feb. 22, 2019, the AP reports. …
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  • How we took the message to Capitol
    Advocates
    (Photo by Jason Pierce) CNPA’s legislative staff thanks all who were able to join their colleagues for the recent CNPA Capital Conference. They also thank those who took the opportunity to …
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  • Judging underway for CNPA contests
    Instructions were sent Friday to approximately 200 judges registered in this year’s California Journalism Awards. Deadline for completing the judging assignments is Monday, March 4. Thanks to …
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  • Sunshine Week is March 10-16
    Sunshine Week 2019 is March 10-16. The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means is made possible by an endowment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation …
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  • Free: How to cover teacher walkouts
    “A Reporter’s Guide to Covering Teachers Strikes” 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific this Thursday, Feb. 21 This free webinar offered by the Education Writers Association features journalists who …
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  • ‘Money Beyond Money’
    Finding new revenue streams, the real money beyond the “marketing budget,” in an industry undergoing rapid disruption can seem overwhelming. This insightful webinar will demystify the …
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  • Rex Wilson, 70
    Rex Wilson, a former managing editor at the Times-Standard in Eureka, died Feb. 6, 2019, the newspaper reported. He was 70. Wilson was managing editor at The Times-Standard from 1989 to 1997. He …
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  • CNPA contests: Next step, judging
    By the extended deadline last week, the 2018 CNPA California Journalism Awards had received 2,183 entries from dailies and weeklies in the Print Contest, 394 entries in the new Digital Contest and …
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  • How it went at Capital Conference…
    Paulette Brown Hinds Capital Conference 2019
    New CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds, with now-former President Ron Hasse in background. (Photo by Jason Pierce) The governor came by to visit. We learned about crucial California capital issues …
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  • Officers elected; members confirmed
    New CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks. CNPA members also elected President-Elect Chuck Champion, vice president of …
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  • Free webinars on circulation topics
    Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE), two longstanding organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states, …
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  • Webinar on covering addiction and jails
    “Covering Jails: Addiction Behind Bars” Noon Pacific, Wednedsay, March 13 Presenter: Dr. Lipi Roy People with addiction need treatment and care, not criminal punishment. This Poynter …
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  • Chuck Leishman heads North Coast Journal
    Chuck Leishman
    Chuck Leishman Chuck Leishman is now publisher of the North Coast Journal in Eureka, Judy Hodgson told readers recently. Hodgson founded the weekly newspaper in 1990 and will stay on as CEO. …
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  • Frank Pine adds Bay Area oversight
    Frank Pine
    Frank Pine Frank Pine becomes executive editor of Digital First Media’s Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News reports. He will continue to oversee the 11 titles in the company’s Southern …
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  • Deborah Petersen is top editor at San Francisco Media Co.
    Deborah Petersen
    Deborah Petersen Deborah Petersen last fall became editor in chief of San Francisco Media Co.’s San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly. She has worked for the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The …
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  • CNPA closed next Monday
    The CNPA offices will be closed next Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents’ Day. Back bright and early on Tuesday.…
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  • A word, governor…?
    Ewert Newsom Brown Hinds
    On Tuesday, the Capital Conference included an update on crucial legislative efforts. Members received a CNPA Legislative Priorities and Issues book prior to deploying to the Capitol for individual …
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  • Judges still needed for California Journalism Awards
    Thanks to all CNPA members who entered this year’s California Journalism Awards and provided judges for the contest. If you entered the contest but haven’t signed up judges, remember that …
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  • CNPA Capital Conference in one week
    Capital Conference Vertical
    Regular registration closed last Friday, but you can still join us for the CNPA Capital Conference, which begins in one week in Sacramento. Registration is now $300 per person and includes all food …
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  • You’re influential in Sacramento…
    CNPA has, for the first time, combined the Legislative Conference (formerly CNPA Governmental Affairs Day) with the Industry Summit next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento. …
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  • Deadline extended for 2018 California Journalism Awards
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    Due to a large number of requests, we are extending the deadline for the 2018 California Journalism Awards to 9 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 4. The contest entry system will shut down at that time. The …
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  • Whitney Prout is CNPA staff attorney
    Www.lizzimbelman.com
    Whitney Prout has joined the CNPA Services Inc. team as staff attorney. Whitney Prout Prout, a McGeorge School of Law alum, had been policy and compliance counsel at the California Apartment …
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  • Jim DeArman is CNPA’s new CFO
    Jim DeArman
    Jim DeArman joined the CNPA Services Inc. staff this week as chief financial officer. Jim DeArman He has been in the Sacramento region for many years and is a Bay Area native. DeArman comes to CNPA …
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  • Madison Awards for Jim Ewert, Nikki Moore
    Jim Ewert
    The SPJ NorCal Chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee will present James Madison Awards to CNPA General Counsel Jim Ewert and former Legal Counsel Nikki Moore. Jim Ewert Nikki Moore Ewert …
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  • GateHouse acquires all Schurz papers
    Indiana-based Schurz Communications has sold its remaining 20 print-based news products to New York-based GateHouse Communications, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reports. Schurz, which sold its radio …
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  • Charles Cooper, 76
    Charles Cooper, a former editor at the San Francisco Examiner, the old Hayward Daily Review and several other U.S. newspapers, died Jan. 19, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. He was 76 and …
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  • Contest deadline in six days
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    Time is running out to gather your best work from 2018 for the California Journalism Awards. Deadline for entries in the Print, Digital and Campus contests is Monday, Jan. 28. The new Digital contest …
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  • Help us Feb. 5-6 in Sacramento…
    State Capitol, Photo by Tom Myers CNPA has, for the first time, combined the Legislative Conference (formerly CNPA Governmental Affairs Day) with the Industry Summit, Feb. 5-6 at the Kimpton Sawyer …
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  • Register by this Friday for CNPA Capital Conference
    Capital Conference Vertical
    Regular registration closes this Friday for the CNPA Capital Conference. Registration is per person and includes all food and beverage for the Legislative Forum and Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5 as …
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  • Los Feliz Ledger is CNPA applicant
    Los Feliz Ledger has applied for membership in CNPA. Allison B. Cohen is publisher of the monthly Ledger, which was founded in 2005 and is called “A Great Big, Small-Town Newspaper.” Los …
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  • Kaweah Commonwealth is CNPA applicant
    The Kaweah Commonwealth has applied for membership in CNPA. John Elliott is publisher of the weekly Commonwealth, which was founded in 2000 and covers Three Rivers in eastern Tulare County, Sequoia …
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  • 7 newsrooms to get reporting support
    Among the CNPA-member organizations securing Report for America support for 2019 are CALmatters, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, The Fresno Bee, The Mercury News, The Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee …
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  • Trials by fire stoke optimism for 2019
    Ron Hasse From The President
    From the Winter 2019 issue of California Publisher Even on the best days, journalism is a tough business. We pursue difficult investigations, hold those in power accountable, and report the facts …
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  • Science reporting seminar March 18 in Fresno
    The Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust will hold a seminar on science and environmental reporting on the afternoon of March 18 at Fresno State. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer …
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