CNPA Bulletin

  • Program details finalized for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day
    Pat Bates
    Assemblyman Mark Stone, chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; and Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel ) will be part of CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, …
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  • Gary Wortel joins CNPA Board
    Gary Wortel
    CNPA President Bill Johnson has appointed Gary Wortel to the CNPA Board of Directors. Wortel, president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee and regional publisher of McClatchy’s West region since …
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  • Committee selects board nominees
    In accordance with Article VI, Section 4. of the CNPA Bylaws, the following report of the Nominating Committee, headed by 2017-18 Immediate Past-President Michelle Chantry, is submitted to all Active …
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  • Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to acquire Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune
    The Los Angeles Times reported on Feb. 7 that its owners, tronc, had reached a deal to sell The Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Spanish-language Hoy Los Angeles and community newspapers to Los …
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  • Oceanside news building repurposed
    The old Blade-Tribune newspaper building in Oceanside, built in 1936, is being refurbished to house a newspaper-themed restaurant, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. “A restoration of the …
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  • Tahoe Tribune covers Incline Village
    Rob Galloway
    Sierra Nevada Media Group’s Tahoe Daily Tribune distribution area now covers Incline Village, Nev., formerly served by its North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. “Ideally, this change will better position us as a …
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  • Santa Paula paper sold
    Peggy Kelly will acquire the twice-weekly Santa Paula Times from Citrus Valley Publishing, owned by Publisher Debbie Johnson, the Ventura County Star reports. The purchase price was not disclosed. …
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  • Jeffrey Johnson to head Hearst Newspapers
    Jeff Johnson
    Jeffrey Johnson, CEO and publisher of Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle since 2013, is now president of Hearst Newspapers, The Chronicle reports. He succeeds Mark E. Aldam, who becomes Hearst’s chief …
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  • Assemblyman Chad Mayes joins program for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day
    Chad Mayes
    California Republican Caucus member Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) will be part of CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss your …
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  • With no buyer, Eastern Group closes
    Eastern Group Publications, which produced six bilingual weeklies in Los Angeles County, closed following production of last week’s issues, the Los Angeles Times reports. The company, whose …
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  • ’Converting One-Time Advertisers into Regular Customers‘
    Presenter: Tim Smith 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pacific Friday, Feb. 23 $39 for CNPA members More information Register now…
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  • Senate pro Tem-Elect Toni Atkins confirmed for Governmental Affairs Day
    Toni Atkins
    Senate President pro Tem-elect Toni Atkins will kick off CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and …
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  • Free stuff: Reporting on opioids crisis
    National Press Foundation
    The application deadline is Feb. 21 for an all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. The training, offered by the National Press Foundation and …
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  • Register now for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day
    Governmental Affairs Day
    Make plans to attend CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legislators …
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  • CNPA contests: Next step, judging
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    By the extended entry deadline last Friday, 2,500 separate entries from dailies and weeklies had been submitted for the California Journalism Awards (formerly known as the CNPA Better Newspapers …
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  • ArchiveInABox for Publishers
    SmallTownPapers, Inc., a CNPA Allied Partner, has launched a new archive management platform for newspaper publishers which is free to use and compatible with CMS publishing platforms. ArchiveInABox …
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  • Parlier Post goes out of print
    The Wednesday, Jan. 24 issue will be the final printing of the weekly Parlier Post. “It is our sad duty to announce that the economic viability of The Parlier Post could no longer maintain pace with …
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  • ‘Workflow Automation Tools for Newsrooms of Any Size’
    From publishing to social media, to editing video, to working in the CMS, there are so many different dashboards, logins and systems to manage. Penny Riordan will highlight tools that some small to …
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  • ‘Flipping Objections on the Spot!’
    Objection handling is a skill that all sales people need to master. Ryan will highlight the six most common objections media sales people face on a daily basis and show you how to flip those …
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  • Stick to the basics: Present all sides of the story
    Most reporters can likely relate to this scenario. Someone speaks up at a public meeting to unleash criticism about an individual or organization. Reporters have little difficulty presenting a …
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  • Paulette Brown-Hinds joins Irvine Foundation board
    Paulette Brown Hinds
    The James Irvine Foundation Paulette Brown-Hinds, publisher of the Black Voice News in Riverside, to its board of directors. “I am excited to join Irvine’s board at this time, when there is so much …
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  • Mac Tully moving on from Denver Post
    Mac Tully
    Mac Tully is stepping down as Denver Post CEO and publisher executive vice president of Digital First Media. He is a former San Jose Mercury News publisher and former member of the CNPA Board of …
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  • Joe Kieta to head Fresno Bee news
    Joe Kieta
    The Modesto Bee’s Joe Kieta becomes executive editor and senior vice president at The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee reports. He has held that position in Modesto since 2012 and previously headed …
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  • Want compensation data? Join survey
    Newspapers are in a new phase of human resources restructuring. The emphasis no longer is on shrinking headcount — though layoffs are continuing at some organizations — but on assembling a workplace …
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  • Lauren Gustus to McClatchy regional editor
    Lauren Gustus
    Lauren Gustus begins in February as a West Coast regional editor for The McClatchy Co., The Sacramento Bee reports. Gustus, a Pepperdine University alum, has been vice president and executive editor …
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  • Nitty-gritty design Top 10
    Henninger 1 16 2018
    A client recently asked me to put together a presentation for his newspapers on nitty-gritty details that can make or break a design. I came up with just a bit more than a couple dozen. But thinking …
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  • Contest reprieve: Enter by this Friday
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    Yes, there was a holiday for some on Monday. Yes, there’s flu going around. Yes, thin staffing is the norm. We hear you. The deadline for entering the California Journalism Awards (formerly the CNPA …
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  • Circulation legal seminar is Feb. 9
    The Cal-Western Circulation Managers Association will host its 38th consecutive Legal Seminar on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Valencia Country Club in Valencia. Presenters on the program include Jim Ewert, …
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  • Wolf Rosenberg launches consultancy
    Wolf Rosenberg
    Rosenberg Media Consulting has applied for Allied Partner membership in CNPA. Provisional membership is granted until the CNPA Board of Directors reviews the application on Feb. 22. Wolf Rosenberg is …
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  • Grants offered for health reporting
    The USC Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund this year will award four to eight reporting grants of up to $10,000 each to support health projects put forward by individual reporters, …
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  • Taylor Buley to publisher in Winters
    Taylor Buley
    Taylor Buley is now owner and publisher of the Winters Express, the newspaper reports. He succeeds Charley Wallace, publisher since 1983. Buley has been chief technical officer at McNaughton …
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  • Jack Robinson, 61
    Jack Robinson
    Jack Robinson, former editor of the Sacramento Business Journal, died Jan. 1, 2018, from a brain tumor, the newspaper reported. He was 61. Robinson was that newspaper’s editor from 2011 to 2016 …
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  • Survey gauges industry health
    Each year, the Newspaper Institute conducts a survey of publishers/managers in the newspaper industry. Its 2017 survey was completed by publishers/managers of more than 900 newspapers in the United …
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  • Minimum wage … and other new laws
    Heads up: California’s minimum wage has gone up 50 cents with the New Year. Catch up with other new regulations that impact your business by reading CNPA’s roundup. Know about: the disclosability of …
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  • Days to contest deadline: 13
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    With the deadline fast approaching, it’s time to gather your best work from 2017 for the California Journalism Awards (formerly known as the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest). Deadline for entries is …
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  • Veterans photo project: Close the gaps
    Virtual Wall Of Faces
    Over the past four years, community newspapers from across the country have joined the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Faces Project. VVMF is the organization that built and maintains the Vietnam …
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  • Free stuff: D.C. fellows to learn about aging workforce
    National Press Foundation
    The National Press Foundation invites applications for a March 11-14 fellowship in Washington, D.C. to learn about older workers and the labor market; new models for retirement; the future of Social …
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  • State contest seeks top coverage of elder abuse issues
    CNPA members whose newsrooms have covered elder abuse or dependent-adult abuse are encouraged to enter a new contest sponsored by the California Department of Social Services. The 2018 Elder & …
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  • ‘Designing Special Sections to Sell Newspapers’
    Presenter: Ed Henninger 8 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, Feb. 15 $39 for CNPA members Register now…
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  • ’Getting Better Interviews: Honing Your Interview Skills‘
    Presenter: Dr. John Hatcher Noon Pacific, Wednesday, Feb. 21 $39 for CNPA members Register now…
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  • Discounts for Mega-Conference in February in San Diego
    The Key Executives Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28, 2018, in San Diego. An expanded program with four tracks provides two dozen options to choose from during breakout sessions. The four …
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  • Be aware of new laws for 2018
    State Capitol
    By Jim Ewert and Nikki Moore Much of the work of the California Legislature in 2017 was driven by the 2016 Presidential election. Many bills that were introduced were direct attacks on the new …
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  • Resolve to file contest entries early
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    The 2017 California Journalism Awards competition is underway and several newspapers have begun uploading their entries well ahead of the Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, deadline. Entry instructions are …
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  • Kern County weeklies to close
    Reed Print Inc. announced that it will close at the end of December, The Bakersfield Californian reports, putting the status of these Kern County weeklies in doubt: Arvin Tiller, Lamont Reporter, …
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  • Support the future: Donate now
    California Press Foundation
    Please remember the California Press Foundation in your year-end giving. Visit the Cal Press website for details on contributing and joining. Previously: Intern finalists: 4 news, 1 advertising…
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  • Cover the Marines? There’s an award for that
    Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
    Each year, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents a series of awards for creative works furthering the understanding of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Marines and …
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  • Rookies make mistakes
    Henninger 12 20 2017
    Let’s face it: If you have a “new kid” doing design on your staff … well, you’ll have some design mistakes in your paper from time to time. It takes a while – perhaps months – for …
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  • Holiday hours for CNPA
    The CNPA office will close at noon this Friday, Dec. 22. CNPA’s office will be short-staffed until Jan. 2, but staff will be checking email and voice messages. Thank you, and we look forward to …
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  • Sebastian Oñate to editor at Davis Enterprise
    Sebastian Onate
    Sebastian Oñate will become editor at McNaughton newspapers’ Davis Enterprise when Editor and Associate Publisher Debbie Davis retires in March, the newspaper reports. Oñate, 43, joined The …
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  • Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey forms available in January
    The Inland Press Association’s Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey forms will be available in just a few weeks. When you participate in the Inland Press Association’s Newspaper Industry …
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