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  • CNPA launches hard push for AB 323
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    "Our free media - one of our most cherished Constitutional rights - is at risk of extinction," Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) said in a news releaseon Aug. 10 introducing the Save Local Journalism Act. "At a time when local information is critical for our communities and the rebuilding of our economy. AB 323 will prevent 'news deserts' by providing a lifeline to California's community and ethnic media outlets."
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  • Apply through Monday for California Competes Tax Credit
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) through Monday, Aug. 17.  There are $80 million …
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  • Report for America seeks newsrooms
    Report for America has opened a new round of applications for news organizations interested in hosting emerging journalists for up to three years, beginning next June. RFA places talented reporters …
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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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  • Newspaper Publishers Survey
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    Kevin Slimp, director of the University of Tennessee Newspaper Institute and founder of Newspaper Academy, has just opened his annual survey of newspaper publishers and managers.
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  • Lifetime achievers sought
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    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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  • Cracraft to GM at Tracy Press
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    Lisa Cracraft is now general manager of Tank Town Media’s Tracy Press, the newspaper reports. She had been advertising director and has been with the newspaper for 20 years. “Lisa has …
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  • Because sometimes, take a timeout
    Your grubbiest executive will check out of this space for the next two weeks, perhaps in search of cool water, blue skies and mellifluous sounds. Please send news and notes to news@cnpa.com, if …
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  • CNPA Board votes to open membership to freelance journalists
    The Board of the California News Publishers Association (CNPA) today approved a policy change that invites freelance journalists and writers to become Associate Members for $100 a year. The change is intended to give freelance news reporters and CNPA editors and publishers a place to "meet" to pursue mutual interests.
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  • Board approves four new members
    The CNPA Board of Directors on July 30 reviewed and approved applications for these new members: Bay Area Reporter, WeeklyFresno Flyer, MonthlySanta Paula Times, WeeklyThe South Pasadenan …
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  • Perris Progress/Sentinel Weekly News is CNPA applicant
    Perris Progress/Sentinel Weekly News has applied to be a CNPA Active member. Jim Forbes is publisher of the weekly newspapers in Riverside County. The Perris Progress dates to 1901, while …
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  • Board considers real estate strategy
    During its July 30 Quarterly Meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors asked staff to pursue action to put its 2701 K St. building on the market. The organization acquired and refashioned …
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  • Chapman to GM in Porterville
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    With the pending retirement this month of Publisher Bill Parsons, Josie Chapman will become general manager of Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers' Porterville Recorder in Tulare County, the newspaper reports.
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  • Gene Harbrecht, 67
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    Eugene "Gene" Harbrecht, a mainstay editor for decades at The Orange County Register and Southern California News Group, died following a traffic collision near his home in Santa Ana. He was 67.
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  • Thursday: ‘Editorial cartoons & cancel culture’
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    Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune and Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee join syndicated cartoonist Darrin Bell for this week's CNPA Member-exclusive webinar. Three of California's Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists will talk about the challenges of political and social satire in our cancel culture.
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  • 4 p.m. Thursday: Big stories; little time
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    This Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m., editorial consultant Jim Pumarlo and two 2019 California Journalism Awards winners will cover how to pursue time- and staff-consuming coverage when money is tight and time is even tighter.
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  • CNPA staff here for you, remotely
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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNPA Services Inc. staff are working remotely. Staff will aim to avoid undue interruption in our operations and interactions with members and clients. We will continue …
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  • Ravera to president of Great Western Audience Alliance
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    The Great Western Audience Alliance, meeting virtually for its Annual Meeting, elected Maria Ravera as president of an organization with members in media companies in 11 western states and Canada.
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  • New owner’s plans include preservation of McClatchy companies
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    The new owner of the companies held by Sacramento-based McClatchy will keep its operations in 30 news markets intact, according to an agreement announced July 24 in bankruptcy court.
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  • The Desert Sun to print in Phoenix
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    Gannett's The Desert Sun in Palm Springs will move its printing operations in September to another Gannett press facility in Phoenix, Executive Editor Julie Makinen told readers July 22.
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  • Weeklys launches ‘East Bay’ magazine
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    San Jose-based Weeklys has launched a bi-monthly magazine that is being home-delivered to selected neighborhoods in the Berkeley and Oakland hills, in Alameda, Fernside and Piedmont, and to …
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  • Advertising is a problem-solving business
    When I heard the doorbell ring that Saturday afternoon, I did something I had never done before. I bought something from a door-to-door salesperson. It was a pest control representative who was canvassing the neighborhood for new business. The logo on his bright green golf shirt matched his truck in the driveway. He introduced himself and said, “I see you have a vole problem. Have you tried anything?
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  • Finding Time for Big Editorial Projects
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    Next Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m., editorial consultant Jim Pumarlo and two 2019 California Journalism Award winners cover how to pursue time- and staff-consuming coverage when money is tight and time is even tighter. Jim is a former community news editor.
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  • Pew presenter offers new readership tools for all to use
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    During our CNPA webinar Thursday, July 16, Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Center shared reports on surveys regarding the public’s use of media and on awareness of current events. Mitchell, …
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  • Cal Press seeks nominations for executive of year
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    The California Press Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of colleagues who have influence and impact on our industry, on their community and how they have represented our profession as a result of their journalistic effort.
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  • July 23 webinar: “Digital Transformation and Sustainable Local News”
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    When it comes to programs focused on preserving free speech and excellence in journalism, the Knight Foundation is a leading force. Hear what this pace-setting organization is doing to ensure sustainable local news and equitable community engagement when Knight VP of Journalism Jennifer Preston
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  • CNPA webinar Thursday 7/16: The “New” News Consumer: How Politics Influences Choice
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    If you want to know what COVID-19 and politics have done to readers’ media habits, watch our exclusive CNPA webinar with Pew’s director of Journalism Research. At 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Amy Mitchell will give us a bead on “new” news consumers, content preferences, and political polarization and the media. The view is informed by Pew’s latest research on the flow of news and the influence of political identity on news choices.
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  • Commemorative CNPA awards magazine available now
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    A limited number of copies of the California Journalism Awards “Best of the Best” commemorative magazine are available for purchase. It features winners in the contest for work produced …
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  • Feather Publishing sold to longtime employee
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    Mike and Keri Taborski have sold the assets of Quincy-based Feather Publishing Co. to Cobey Brown and his wife, Susan, the Feather River Bulletinreports. Mike Taborski with Cobey and Susan …
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  • Record Searchlight to print in Chico
    Starting next week, Gannett’s Record Searchlight in Redding will print in the pressroom of MediaNews Group’s Chico Enterprise-Record, The R-S reports. “I’m …
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  • Are you capturing all community voices?
    Minnesota is in the spotlight following the recent death of a black man during a police arrest. Racial unrest has erupted everywhere and forced all institutions and organizations – everyone – to examine attitudes toward and treatment of minorities. It’s an opportune time for newspapers to ask: Are all of your readers’ voices represented in your coverage?
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  • Fred Weybret, 96
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    Fred Weybret, former publisher of the Lodi News-Sentinel and CNPA’s president in 1973, died July 7, 2020, The News-Sentinel reports. He was 96. Fred Weybret Weybret’s …
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  • Bob Ziebell, 85
    Bob ZIebell, a former editor at the old Fullerton News-Tribune and later with The Orange County Register‘s community weeklies, died July 7, 2020, The Register reports. He was 85. “He had …
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  • ‘Think COVID Flattened Your Classifieds? Think Again.’
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    Janet DeGeorge 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific, Thursday, July 16  Presenter: Janet DeGeorge, Classified Executive Training & Consulting Free for CNPA Members Newspapers have weathered many challenges, …
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  • July 9 webinar covers pandemic reporting
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    Please plan to join CNPA Members for our next webinar, set for 3 p.m. this Thursday. "Pandemic Reporting: The Second Wave" is for editors and reporters eager to sharpen their coverage of health and medical issues as COVID-19 cases surge – again – in California.
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  • Answers about colors, photo settings, paragraph styles and ligatures
    So, what do professional speakers do during a pandemic? I can’t speak for all the speakers in the world, but among other things, I’ve been leading a lot of webinars. I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that attendance at online classes has been high over the past couple of months, which means I hear from a lot of folks at newspapers and answer a lot of questions. In this column, I thought I’d answer some of the questions I’ve received from newspaper folks.
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  • Graphic Communication Advisors Group renamed
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    The Graphic Communication Advisors Group (GCAG) has been reorganized and renamed to honor its founder, the late Raymond J. Prince. The GCAG, formed in 2017, is now  the Raymond J. Prince Graphic Communication Advisors Group, and has a new website.
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  • Notice of proposed amendments to CNPA Bylaws
    This notice is being published to members pursuant to Article XIV of the CNPA Bylaws that the Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a proposal to amend the Bylaws at its quarterly …
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  • Cal Press interns: An update
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    The California Press Foundation’s four 2020 interns have been filing remotely with their host newsrooms. Here are links to their work: Vivienne Aguilar (San Joaquin Delta College), …
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  • From the inside, looking out
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    San Quentin inmate Juan Moreno Haines, senior editor of the monthly CNPA-Member San Quentin News, has filed stories that have been published in external media during the coronavirus …
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  • Ad-Libs: It’s all about the benefits
    Rob is the marketing director for an outdoor apparel company. I remember a conversation with him about his philosophy of promoting their products. “It’s all about benefits,” he said. “Every time a new product is developed – or an existing product is improved – my task starts with learning the features and translating those features into marketable benefits.
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  • CNPA Legislative Update recap
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    The CNPA Governmental Affairs team gave a brief update on crucial issues at the Capitol last Thursday during our CNPA Member-Exclusive Webinar. Advocates Jim Ewert, general counsel; and Brittney Barsotti,
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  • New ads for #SaveLocalJournalism
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    This week, CNPA is encouraging member publishers to share with readers and advertisers opportunities for supporting the industry. A new flight of print and digital ads was released and …
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  • Daily Cal to stream alumni interviews
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    The Daily Californian, a CNPA Campus Member, this Sunday launches a streaming series, “Daily Cal Live,” at 6 p.m., featuring notable newsroom alumni and experts.  “Daily Cal …
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  • David Perlman, 101
    David Perlman, the former science editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, died June 19, 2020, in San Francisco, The Chronicle reported. He was 101.Perlman began at The Chronicle in 1940. …
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  • For your consideration: Your advocates’ Capitol report is at 3 p.m. Thursday
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    Jim Ewert Brittney Barsotti The California State Legislature faces a budget deadline this week, and we have the latest on provisions that could affect the newspaper industry. Tune in to hear a live …
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  • Gustus, Nagel to CNPA Board
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    Lauren Gustus Bill Nagel CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve has appointed CNPA-Member news executives Lauren Gustus and Bill Nagel to the CNPABoard of Directors. Gustus is president/West …
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  • Audience Alliance digital conference starts Thursday morning
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    Pivoting from the unforeseen cancellation of its annual Las Vegas Audience Development Summit in June, Great Western Audience Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Conference …
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  • Guide to aggressive reporting? Begin with the basics
    By Jim Pumarlo A publisher once asked how I defined aggressive reporting. During my tenure at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, we considered it our badge of honor. If someone threw up roadblocks to …
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  • AB5stories.com: Get access to archive
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    CNPA is interested in stories about the impact of AB 5, both good and bad, on California businesses, independent workers and their families. It has created a new website …
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