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  • Steve Falk is Cal Press’ Dec. 5 keynoter
    Steve Falk
    Steve Falk, a CNPA director and CEO of Sonoma Media Investments LLC, will present the dinner keynote message at the California Press Association’s 142nd Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco. Steve …
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  • Two months to CNPA contest deadline
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    The contest entry system for the 2019 California Journalism Awards is now open. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2019 are available online for …
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  • Take time out for a survey?
    Kevin Slimp
    Kevin Slimp, a news-industry consultant and speaker, is conducting a survey of North American newspapers concerning digital/online publishing. He is asking newspapers of all types and sizes to take a …
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  • Davis Taylor adds Central Coast oversight for Lee
    Davis Taylor
    Davis Taylor, group publisher for Lee Central California Newspapers and Napa Valley Publishing, adds oversight of Lee Central Coast Newspapers, the Santa Maria Times reports. Davis Taylor Taylor has …
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  • Free stuff: First Amendment panel Dec. 5
    The First Amendment Coalition has confirmed the panel for its public forum on Dec. 5 in San Francisco. The discussion, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, precedes the California Press Foundation’s …
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  • And then, the Irish Newsboys…
    Irish Newsboys
    The Irish Newsboys, a tuneful clan featuring local scribes and local rock legends, return Dec. 5 for a third year to the Cal Press Winter Meeting. They will entertain during the no-host social hour …
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  • Got award-winners? Get to entering
    Entry packages for the 2019 California Journalism Awards are in the mail and should arrive at CNPA-member offices this week. The rules and categories for this year’s contests are also available …
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  • Providence Publications is applicant
    Providence Publications, the Granite Bay-based publisher of Workers’ Comp Executive, Cal-OSHA Reporter and other niche publications, has applied for CNPA membership. J. Dale Debber is publisher of …
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  • Official notice of CNPA board slate
    In accordance with Article VI, Section 4. of the CNPA Bylaws, the following report of the Nominating Committee, headed by 2019/20 Secretary-Treasurer Simon Grieve, is submitted to all Active Members …
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  • Sinead Steele, Rick Rogers promoted at TownNews
    Sinead Steele 1
    TownNews, a CNPA Allied Member, has appointed Sinead Steele to vice president of operations, a new position; and Rick Rogers to chief revenue officer. Sinead Steele Rick Rogers “These changes are …
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  • San Francisco Examiner editor: Membership is working
    Local News Made Locally
    When I joined the San Francisco Media Company as the editor-in-chief in late 2018, one of the first things the managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner suggested was starting a program that …
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  • Mariposa Gazette, Yosemite Valley School partner for Eye
    Mariposa Gazette Yosemite Valley School
    At Yosemite Valley School, a tiny K-8 campus that serves families inside Yosemite National Park, young students are producing their own eight-page newspaper with the help of the weekly Mariposa …
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  • Ethics conference in Wisconsin, anyone?
    On April 24, 2020, the Center for Journalism Ethics will host its 12th annual journalism ethics conference at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisc. Titled “Journalism Ethics & …
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  • Women in Journalism Workshop
    This conference is May 1-3, 2020 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo. It’s $75; travel help is available: Apply by Dec. 15 Conference details…
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  • Center for Health Journalism California Journalism Fellowship
    The new round of fellowships is in March 2020 (dates TBD) A week at USC Annenberg for fellows includes workshops, seminars and field trips that will help you understand the relationship between a …
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  • San José Spotlight is Digital News applicant
    San José Spotlight has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Ramona Giwargis is publisher of the company, which was founded in 2017. San José Spotlight states that its mission is to “change …
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  • Crystal Apilado to editor at Winters Express
    Crystal Apilado
    Crystal Apilado is now editor of McNaughton Newspapers’ weekly Winters Express, the newspaper reports. Crystal Apilado The Winters High grad and Western Michigan University journalism alum had been …
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  • Joseph Barletta, 83
    Joseph Barletta
    Joseph Barletta, a former top executive in several national news companies, died Oct. 28, 2019, in Napa, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He was 83. Joseph Barletta Barletta was a former …
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  • Melanie Smith is managing editor at Tracy Press
    Melanie Smith
    Melanie Smith begins this week as managing editor of Tank Town Media’s weekly Tracy Press, the newspaper reports. Melanie Smith Smith, a Tracy High grad, has been with The Press since 2005 and most …
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  • Enter California Journalism Awards now
    Start gathering your best work: The 2019 California Journalism Awards are underway. The contest recognizes the outstanding reporting, design, photography and multimedia of CNPA members from Jan. 1 to …
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  • Caroline Titus is News Executive of the Year
    Caroline Titus
    The California Press Foundation has announced that the 2019 Justus F. Craemer News Executive of the Year Award will go to Caroline Titus, publisher and editor of the weekly Ferndale Enterprise. …
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  • CNPA Board approves proposal for bylaw amendments
    The CNPA Board of Directors at its Oct. 24 Quarterly Meeting approved a proposal to change the CNPA bylaws. The amendments will be presented to the Active Members in January along with the annual …
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  • Board approves CNPA Strategic Plan
    Ron Hasse 2016-03
    After advance review and extensive discussion, the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 24 approved the California News Publishers Association 2019-20 Strategic Business Plan. Ron Hasse The plan, created …
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  • CNPA Board approves four memberships
    The CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 24 approved membership for these applicants: Daily La Opinión, Los Angeles; Arturo Carmona, senior adviser Weekly Tri County Sentry, Oxnard; Lisa Grace-Kellogg, …
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  • Almena Lomax to California Newspaper Hall of Fame
    Almena Lomax
    Almena Lomax (1915-2011) is a 2019 inductee into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Almena Lomax Hallie Almena Davis majored in journalism at Los Angeles City College and worked for Charlotta …
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  • John O’Malley, 72
    Tom Newton And John OMalley
    Memorial services are pending for John Francis O’Malley, CNPA’s contract lobbyist for 25 years, who died Oct. 21, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. CNPA Executive Director Tom Newton, …
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  • ‘Keeping Subscribers Happy’
    Research has shown that subscribers that feel like they are part of a membership program are 48% more likely to retain. The Providence Journal has started a few subscriber-only efforts that everyone …
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  • ‘Mobile’ Apps for Journalists’
    Our journalists use their phones more than ever to report the news. What are must-have mobile apps to help them do their jobs? Learn about the favorites of reporters who cover everything from …
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  • ‘Using Digital and Social Media for Growing Readership and Revenue’
    This webinar is free for CNPA Members, thanks to the California Press Foundation. Robert Slocum will share his experience growing his own newspaper’s social media following, and how he has begun to …
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  • Summaries not enough, San Diego judge says
    The San Diego District Attorney’s Office must pay nearly $100,000 in legal fees in the settlement of a lawsuit over a public records request, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. When attorneys …
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  • CNPA Board meets this Thursday
    The CNPA Board of Directors this week will review a new strategic plan for the organization, hear plans for dealing with the coming year’s complex independent-contractor challenges and consider …
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  • The Last Word? Supporting the students comes first
    “They used the fact that he was an adjunct professor as an explanation for why they didn’t give him classes, but that doesn’t tell me why they let go of a very well-credentialed professor.” — Jim …
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  • 2019 EPPY Award finalists named
    Finalists in the 2019 EPPy Awards include Bay Area News Group/The Mercury News-East Bay Times, Petaluma Argus Courier, The Press Democrat and Sonoma Index-Tribune. More than 300 entries competed in …
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  • Who’s who there now?
    That new leader that you were so pleased to bring on board? We want to share the news. Send People items and headshots to news@cnpa.com. We’ll tell your fellow CNPA members all about it.…
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  • The Last Word? Direct support is necessary
    “I learned early on that today’s upset reader is often tomorrow’s enthusiastic supporter, and that it is neither possible nor desirable to avoid controversy in search of unattainable universal …
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  • There’s an app for that…
    California Publisher Fall 2019
    You can read the latest issue of California Publisher, CNPA’s official publication since 1922, right now online or via the California Publisher app in the Apple store. And when your paper copy …
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  • CNPA Board meets next Thursday
    The CNPA Board of Directors next week will review a new strategic plan for the organization, hear plans for dealing with the coming year’s complex independent-contractor challenges and consider …
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  • Five weeks to internship-grant deadline
    Mari Lundin
    News editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2020: The application deadline is Nov. 22 for the California Press Foundation’s 2020 internship grants program. Mari Lundin The …
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  • Register now for $75 NewsTrain in March
    APME’s NewsTrain is coming to CSU Fresno next March 27-28. The two-day, $75 workshop will cover data, video, social, mobile, podcasting, analytics and verification. Registration is now open. …
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  • College journalism conference Saturday
    Pros from the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register are among the presenters this Saturday at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Regional Conference. Some 21 community …
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  • Why we fight
    Paulette Brown Hinds From The President
    From the Fall 2019 issue of California Publisher As California’s legislature wrestled with the codification of the Dynamex decision to redefine how California’s employers classify employees vs. who …
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  • National Newspaper Week is now
    National Newspaper Week contonues through Saturday. Please publish material highlighting the impact of newspapers in your communities. Two we’ve seen so far: Time to celebrate being your local news …
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  • Notice of proposal for bylaw amendments
    The CNPA Board of Directors at its Oct. 24 Quarterly Meeting will consider a proposal to change the bylaws that, if approved by the board, would be presented to the Active Members in January along …
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  • Court reverses anti-SLAPP motion in Palisades News case
    A California appeals court has reversed a trial court’s denial of Palisades News’ anti-SLAPP motion, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press informs CNPA. CNPA was one of 21 media …
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  • Honors for Kaiser Health News
    Kaiser Health News Logo
    Kaiser Health News, a CNPA Digital News Member, is among the Gold winners in the 2019 Bartlett & Steele Awards, presented by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Other …
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  • Merged associations: America’s Newspapers
    America’s Newspapers is the name for the just merged Inland Newspaper Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, the organization announced. The group also announced that its new CEO …
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  • Police contract includes notifying officers of public records requests
    The Long Beach City Council’s new contract with the local police union includes a clause that would require notifying officers of certain public records requests and, when possible, telling them who …
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  • Slavic Sacramento is CNPA applicant
    Slavic Sacramento has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Ruslan Gurzhiy is publisher of the company, which was founded in 2014. Its site states that “SlavicSac.com is the only daily news …
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  • First Amendment Coalition seeks open government heroes
    First Amendment Coalition
    The First Amendment Coalition is soliciting nominees for the FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year for performance of exemplary work in the arena of open government. …
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  • Migrant-labor ads online, not in print
    Despite objection from the National Newspaper Association and more than 500 newspapers, a Labor Department proposal to allow farm labor-recruitment ad postings on a job-search website instead of in …
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