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  • Contest deadline in six days
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    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
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    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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  • Free stuff: Open Government Guide
    The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has released a new edition of its Open Government Guide covering open government law and practice in each of the 50 states and the District of …
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  • Webinars free for CNPA Members
    Admission to Online Media Campus webinars is free in 2019 for anyone at a CNPA-member organization, thanks to grant support from the California Press Foundation. Online Media Campus provides webinar …
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  • Gannett’s Stewart, L.A. Times’ Pearlstine to keynote Capital Conference on Feb. 6
    Stewart Mizell
    Mizell Stewart III, senior director of Talent, Partnerships and News Strategy for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network, will provide the breakfast keynote address on Day 2 of the CNPA Capital …
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  • Did someone say beer?
    Dean Eckenroth Summit
    By Dean Eckenroth, 2015 CNPA president Dean Eckenroth at the 2017 CNPA Summit. A number of years ago, I suggested Hot Ideas & Cold Beer as an opportunity for us to get together, enjoy a beer and …
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  • California Journalism Awards deadline in two weeks
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    With the deadline fast approaching, it’s time to gather your best work from 2018 for the California Journalism Awards. Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 28. That’s in two weeks. Entry …
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  • Digital First Media goes with Tecnavia
    Tecnavia, a CNPA Allied Member, will supply Digital First Media’s 27 publications with its NewsMemory eEdition services. “We are very excited DFM selected Tecnavia’s NewsMemory …
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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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  • Free webinar Jan. 22 on rural hospitals
    In the past decade, nearly 100 rural hospitals have closed in the United States, cutting off easy access to emergency rooms and specialists in many communities. Texas alone has lost 20 rural …
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  • California offers tax credits for companies adding FTEs
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). There are $75 million in tax credits available …
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  • Claudia Smith-Hill, 97
    Claudia Smith-Hill, former editor of the weekly Willits News in Mendocino County, died Dec. 19, 2018, the newspaper reported. She was 97. Claudia started at the newspaper as a clerk and social …
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  • Contest deadline in three weeks
    California Journalism Awards Gala Ad
    With the deadline fast approaching, it’s time to gather your best work from 2018 for the California Journalism Awards. Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 28. Entry packages for Print and …
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  • Four confirmed for internship grants
    Four students have been confirmed for California Press Foundation internship grants in 2019. A panel of three Foundation reviewers selected them from 10 applicants. The students, who demonstrated an …
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  • Capital Conference is Feb. 5-6 in Sacramento; register now
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    Registration is now open for the Feb. 5-6 CNPA Capital Conference, themed “The State of News: Truth, Technology, Transformation.” The Capital Conference will combine the annual …
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  • Push is on to keep migrant-labor ads in print
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    The National Newspaper Association has objected to a U.S. Labor Department proposal to move farm labor-recruitment advertising from daily newspapers to the internet, reports Tonda F. Rush, the …
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  • Free stuff: Open Government Guide
    Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press Logo
    The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has released a new edition of its Open Government Guide covering open government law and practice in each of the 50 states and the District of …
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  • California offers tax credits for companies adding FTEs
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). There are $75 million in tax credits available …
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  • Stuart Emmrich to assistant managing editor at Los Angeles Times
    Stuart Emmrich
    Stuart J. Emmrich has joined the Los Angeles Times’ masthead as an assistant managing editor responsible for Lifestyle coverage. Stuart Emmrich Emmrich had been with The New York Times for 16 …
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  • Happy New Year! Have some webinars
    Online Media Campus
    Admission to Online Media Campus webinars is free in 2019 for anyone at a CNPA-member organization, thanks to grant support from the California Press Foundation. Online Media Campus provides webinar …
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  • Many laws take effect today
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    New laws dealing with freedom of information, industrial relations, advertising and privacy are included in the session recap compiled recently by CNPA’s legislative staff. Please review and …
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  • Capital Conference arrives in just one month; register now
    Registration is now open for the Feb. 5-6 CNPA Capital Conference, themed “The State of News: Truth, Technology, Transformation.” The Capital Conference will combine the annual …
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  • Paula Patton to retire in Eureka
    Paula Patton
    Paula Patton, publisher of Digital First Media’s Times-Standard in Eureka since 2013, will retire in late January, the newspaper reports. Paula Patton She previously had been a newspaper …
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  • Neil Chase to CEO at CALmatters
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    Neil Chase Neil Chase will become chief executive officer of CALmatters, a CNPA Digital News Member, on Jan. 2, the nonprofit news organization said. Chase has been executive editor of Digital First …
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  • Jan. 17 webinar on newsroom safety
    Please take note of this free upcoming webinar, provided by Online Media Campus: “Newsroom Safety & Security” Noon-1 p.m. Pacific, Thursday, Jan. 17 Free for CNPA Members Presenter: Jean …
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  • Nikki Moore, CNPA’s legal counsel, to depart
    Nikki Moore
    Nikki Moore CNPA Legal Counsel Nikki Moore announced last week that she is leaving the association to become counsel to the California Assembly Public Safety Committee. Moore has been with CNPA for a …
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  • Early-bird discount good to Dec. 31 for Capital Conference in Sacramento
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    Registration is now open for the Feb. 5-6 CNPA Capital Conference, themed “The State of News: Truth, Technology, Transformation.” The conference committee has just announced that if you …
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  • Contest’s Open Division recognizes best of the best
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    This year’s CNPA California Journalism Awards features an “Open Division” that will recognize the top entries from a select number of categories in the Print and Digital contests …
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  • CNPA will be closed most of next week
    The CNPA offices will close for the holiday break at noon on Monday, Dec. 24 and reopen bright and early on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Please accept our best wishes for a joyful, restful holiday and a …
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  • Mike Wolcott to succeed Editor David Little in Chico
    Mike Wolcott
    Mike Wolcott Mike Wolcott will become editor of Digital First Media’s Chico Enterprise-Record and Oroville Mercury-Register on Jan. 1, said NorCal Community Media Publisher Jim Gleim, who is …
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  • Doug Ernst, 64
    Doug Ernst
    Doug Ernst Doug Ernst, former editor of the Napa Valley Register and publisher of the St. Helena Star and The Weekly Calistogan, died Dec. 11, 2018, after a short battle with amyotrophic lateral …
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  • Diane Lopez, 62
    Diane Lopez, a Tracy Press staff member for 34 years, died Dec. 13, 2018, at her home in Manteca, the newspaper reports. She was 62 and had battled cancer. Lopez, with the paper from 1982 to 2015, …
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  • Peg Haapa, 101
    Mary “Peg” Haapa, co-founder and publisher of the old Newport Harbor Ensign in Newport Beach, died Nov. 8, 2018, in Windsor, The Orange County Register reports. She was 101. Haapa and …
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  • Reminder: Know these new laws?
    New laws dealing with freedom of information, industrial relations, advertising and privacy are included in the session recap compiled recently by CNPA’s legislative staff. Please review and …
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  • Sponsors highlighted for Feb. 4-6 Capital Conference in Sacramento
    These sponsors have confirmed their support for the CNPA Capital Conference, to be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento: Host Southern California News Group Sonoma Media …
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  • Get your digital contest entries ready
    The California Journalism Awards features a separate Digital Contest this year for the first time. With 22 categories ranging from General Excellence to Video Journalism, the Digital Contest will …
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  • Newscycle acquires Marketing G2
    Marketing G2, a CNPA Allied Member, is now part of Newscycle Solutions. The acquisition closed on Dec. 3. Terms were not disclosed. Marketing G2 develops digital tools for online subscriptions, …
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  • American Canyon Eagle closes
    The weekly American Canyon Eagle reported last week that it would end its Thursday print publication. American Canyon is a city between Napa and Vallejo. “We started the Eagle during a time …
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  • McClatchy consolidates production desks in North Carolina
    The McClatchy Co. will move design and copy editing for its 30 newspapers to a central hub in Charlotte, N.C., the …
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  • ‘Classified 2019: Your Biggest Challenges & Freshest Opportunities’
    Do you know why many newspapers are seeing their classified revenues start to go UP instead of DOWN? It’s because they are letting go of the old and letting in the new, brilliant ideas and …
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  • Save Feb. 4-6 for Capital Conference
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    Registration is open for the CNPA Capital Conference, to be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento. The conference, themed “The State of News: Truth, Technology, …
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  • Contest website open for entries
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    The contest website for the 2018 California Journalism Awards is now open for entries. There are three divisions this year: Print, Campus and the new Digital Division. Entry packages for the awards …
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  • Foon Rhee is top editor at Sacramento News & Review
    Foon Rhee
    Foon Rhee last week introduced himself as the new executive editor at the Sacramento News & Review. He had been associate editor and editorial board member at The Sacramento Bee since 2010 and …
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  • Entry deadline Jan. 28 for California Journalism Awards
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    Start gathering your best work: The 2018 California Journalism Awards are underway. Entry packages for Print and Campus divisions — and the new Digital Division — were mailed to CNPA …
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