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  • Equipment grants go to 7 campuses
    California Press Foundation
    Seven California campus media programs will receive grants from the California Press Foundation to improve their production hardware and software. A total of $9,512 will be distributed beginning this …
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  • Grateful crowd honors legal eagles
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    Dan Laidman, far right, with presenter Jeff Glasser, left, and fellow honorees Nikki Moore and Jim Ewert. (Photo by Carlos Delgado) Dan Laidman, a former journalist, received the 2019 CNPA Freedom of …
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  • Gala: Seen the visuals?
    Were you at the Gala? Or couldn’t make it to Long Beach? You are invited to view three galleries of Gala photos, captured by Carlos Delgado Photography: Gala GeneralRed CarpetPhoto Booth…
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  • Awards listed
    If you missed last week’s awards announcement, you can view all the winners, plus judges’ comments and links to work, here.…
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  • Great Western Audience Summit is June 19-21 in Las Vegas
    Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA), Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE) and Texas Circulation Management (TCMA), three longstanding organizations with members in …
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  • ‘Foundations: Ledes, Sources and Meetings’
    During this session, we’ll dig into some of the foundations of journalism: We’ll take a comprehensive look at ledes and what makes them jump. And while we’re at it, how can we take …
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  • Art Kunkin, 91
    Art Kunkin, founder and editor of the old Los Angeles Free Press, died April 30, 2019, in Joshua Tree, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs reports. He was 91. Kunkin, who edited the first and largest …
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  • Gentlemen of the Gala
    CJA Dean Eckenroth Chuck Champion
    2015 CNPA President Dean Eckenroth, left, and President-Elect Chuck Champion at the 2019 California Journalism Awards Gala in Long Beach on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Photo by Carlos Delgado) Black tie …
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  • Bob Aguilar, 74
    Robert Aguilar, a former advertising executive at several California newspapers, died May 1, 2019, in Lumberton, Texas, the San Angelo Standard-Times reports. He was 74. Aguilar was advertising …
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  • Award winners to be named Saturday
    California Journalism Awards Gala
    Final preparations are underway for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for this Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The Gala, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., is sold out. At the event, …
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  • Got California veterans’ photos?
    Over the past five 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 …
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  • ‘Classified Rescue’
    Do you still have a Classified Section that advertisers want to buy and readers want to shop? Running Classifieds is a science and no one understands that science better than Janet DeGeorge (a line …
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  • The Voice shall not be silenced
    “Every time you try to censor the press, the district always has to learn the hard way. When you try to silence our voice, all it does is make our voice louder.”— Kathi Duffel, Bear …
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  • CNPA adds five members
    The CNPA Board of Directors approved five applications for membership at its Quarterly Meeting on April 18 in Sacramento: Active Coalinga Press (weekly); Mary Blyth Jones, publisher The Upbeat Times …
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  • Need Gala tickets? Join waitlist
    Tickets are SOLD OUT 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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  • Local Media Association adds business accelerator
    The Local Media Association has launched Accelerate Local, which aims to discover, develop and implement transformative business models that ensure a thriving future for local news. Peter Newton, …
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  • Webby Award winners named
    The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over 2,000 industry experts and technology innovators, has announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. …
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  • Coalinga Press applies for membership
    Coalinga Press has applied for membership in CNPA. Mary Blyth Jones is owner and publisher of the weekly newspaper, which provides “local news, stories and resources for Coalinga and the …
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  • Pulitzer for Los Angeles Times
    The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for three reporters’ investigation of Dr. George Tyndall, the former USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students …
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  • Circulation legal webinar April 25
    Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE), two longstanding organization with members in media companies in 12 western states, are …
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  • Need Gala tickets? Join waitlist
    Tickets are SOLD OUT 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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  • Auction items by April 15, please
    We thank CNPA Secretary Treasurer/Vice President Simon Grieve for his donation of several Long Beach restaurant gift cards. Now it’s your turn. Your contribution of items will help the …
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  • Deadline April 19 for equipment grants
    The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is next Friday, April 19. Any California high school, college or university newsroom may …
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  • Grad student seeks survey participation
    What strategies are newspapers employing to survive the digital age, and which ones are working? A Master’s student asks California newspaper people to take part in a survey for his MBA degree …
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  • Are you in the top three?
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    Check this page to find out if your 2018 California Journalism Awards entries are among the top three entries in this year’s contest. See the top 3 entries in the Campus Contest. Notifications …
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  • Nominate a First Amendment hero
    Jeff Glasser
    CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2019 Freedom of Information Award, to be given at the CNPA Journalism Awards Gala on May 4 at the Westin Long Beach. Jeff Glasser Nominees from CNPA-member companies …
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  • Gala ticket is $50 … ‘til Wednesday
    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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  • Century Group launches newspaper in Redlands
    Redlands Community News
    Century Group Media on Friday, March 29 launched the Redlands Community News, an all-local weekly community newspaper similar to other weeklies published by the group. The company, owned by Jerry …
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  • Honors for the late Rich McKee
    Rich McKee
    Rich McKee The late Richard P. McKee will be inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s Open Government Hall of Fame on April 13 in Dallas, the NFIC reports. McKee was past …
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  • Compensation survey: Submit data to get data
    The Inland Press Association has streamlined its Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey to eliminate newspaper industry job titles that are no longer relevant, making for a more user-friendly survey. …
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  • Bob Marshall, 84
    Bob Marshall, a former county editor and later assistant managing editor at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, died March 28, 2019, the newspaper reports. He was 84. “He was very smart, kind of …
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  • Shoptalk at CNPA…
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    CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds and President-elect Chuck Champion visited the CNPA Services Inc. offices all day Tuesday to meet those who handle its extensive day-to-day operations. Before the …
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  • Nominate a First Amendment hero
    CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2019 Freedom of Information Award, to be given at the CNPA Journalism Awards Gala on May 4 at the Westin Long Beach. Nominees from CNPA-member companies should …
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  • Rates go up April 3 for May 4 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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  • Your goodies can do good; donate!
    We thank former publisher Marty Weybret for his generous donation of a case of Lodi’s fine varietals. Now it’s your turn. Your contribution of items will help the California Press …
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  • Free stuff: High school JCamp
    Know a high school journalist seeking a summer workshop? The Asian American Journalists Association’s expenses-paid camp is open to all high school journalists. JCamp, July 27-Aug. 1 in …
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  • Finalists named in California Journalism Awards
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    After a busy few weeks of sorting through 3,105 entries and compiling the judges’ decisions, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists in the Print, Digital and Campus contests of …
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  • 30-plus newsrooms collaborate on law-enforcement records requests
    Lauren Gustus
    More than 30 California newsrooms are sharing their findings after they request records from law-enforcement agencies around the state. Lauren Gustus Dubbed the California Reporting Project, it aims …
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  • No libel by Press Democrat, judges say
    Steve Falk
    Steve Falk Three appellate-court justices last week ruled that a lawsuit over articles published by The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa did not prove that the coverage defamed the plaintiffs, the …
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  • Joseph Knowland, 88
    Joseph Knowland
    Joseph Knowland Joseph Knowland, former editor and publisher of The Oakland Tribune, died March 14, 2019, The Mercury News reports. He was 88. The California Press Association named Joseph Knowland …
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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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  • 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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