CNPA Bulletin

  • Contest site ready for entries
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    The contest entry system for the 2017 California Journalism Awards (formerly known as the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest) is now open. Instructions for registering and uploading your entries are …
    Read more ...
  • Video: ‘Fake News & The First Amendment’
    Panel
    The First Amendment Coalition and California Press Foundation hosted a panel session on “Fake News & The First Amendment — The Search for Truth in the Post Truth Era.” Video link The event …
    Read more ...
  • Cal Press presents annual awards
    The California Press Foundation last week presented the Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executives of the Year award to Jim and Lisa Rule, publishers of Acorn Newspapers in Los Angeles and Ventura …
    Read more ...
  • Tim Ritchey to general manager at Modesto Bee
    Jim Ritchey
    Tim Ritchey becomes general manager and advertising vice president at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been senior vice president for sales and marketing. Ritchey, with Modesto since …
    Read more ...
  • Kara Meyberg Guzman to managing editor at Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Kara Meyberg Guzman
    Kara Meyberg Guzman becomes managing editor at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the newspaper reports. She had been digital editor. Guzman was originally an intern at The Sentinel and served as education …
    Read more ...
  • Dave Kellogg to managing editor at Monterey Herald
    Dave Kellogg
    Dave Kellogg is now managing editor at the Monterey Herald, the newspaper reported. He had been city editor and has been with The Herald since 2002. Kellogg was sports editor from 2002 to 2008 and …
    Read more ...
  • Scott Kaufman to Opinion editor at Southern California News Group
    Scott Kaufman
    Scott Kaufman is now Opinion editor for Southern California News Group. He will oversee the editorial board and opinion content across SCNG’s 11 daily newspapers and websites. Previously, Kaufman …
    Read more ...
  • Mark Henschen heads circulation venture
    Mark Henschen
    Newspaper veteran Mark Henschen has teamed with Global Ad Distribution’s Kennedy Higdon and Pete Friedrich to form Las Vegas-based Horizon Delivery, LLC. Henschen, who most recently was publisher of …
    Read more ...
  • Get your contest entries ready
    California Journalism Awards 600x396
    It’s time to start gathering your entries for the 2017 California Journalism Awards (formerly called the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest). Contest entry packages were mailed earlier this month. …
    Read more ...
  • Giving Tuesday? Consider Cal Press
    2017 Support Flyer
    The California Press Foundation, whose 140th Annual Winter Meeting has been promoted for several weeks in this Bulletin, welcomes the interest and support of those with an affinity for the past, …
    Read more ...
  • Legislative teams to huddle in D.C.
    Legislative Team
    The CNPA legislative affairs team will share and trade strategies with other states’ governmental-affairs advocates during the annual NAM Legislative Conference Dec. 3-5 in Washington, D.C. Among …
    Read more ...
  • Save the date: Governmental Affairs Day, Feb. 21
    Governmental Affaird Day
    Support CNPA’s Government Affairs’ efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the Sacramento …
    Read more ...
  • Auburn Journal goes to twice-weekly
    The Auburn Journal will go to a two-day print-publishing cycle — Sundays and Thursdays — beginning this Sunday, The Journal reports. It had been a five-day paper. Gold Country Media …
    Read more ...
  • People on the move
    Patrick Birmingham, a former general manager of the Ventura County Star, is now VP of Philanthropy and Governmental Relations at Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tenn. He retired as publisher of the …
    Read more ...
  • ‘Free and cheap tools your newsroom should use’
    Our audience wants to interact with journalism, which can take time and money to develop. This session will introduce you to a host of tools available to help you and your newsroom with mapping, …
    Read more ...
  • Contest details in your mailbox
    Check your mail for the 2017 California Journalism Awards entry packages sent last week. If you didn’t receive your package, the information is available online: Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. …
    Read more ...
  • Mark Twain Award to Ben Bagdikian
    Ben Bagdikian
    The California Press Foundation’s 2017 Mark Twain Award for Journalistic Excellence in California will go to the late Ben H. Bagdikian. This statewide honor goes to those from the writerly world: …
    Read more ...
  • 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 …
    Read more ...
  • Holiday closures at CNPA
    The CNPA office will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back and bright on Monday. Best wishes for a safe and filling holiday.…
    Read more ...
  • ‘Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper’
    Presenter: Kevin Slimp $39 Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. Pacific Register now…
    Read more ...
  • ‘Newspaper Design Basics for High School Newspapers’
    Presenter: Kevin Slimp FREE! Dec. 12 at 12:30 pm Pacific Register now…
    Read more ...
  • Get your contest entries in order…
    It’s time to choose your best work to enter in CNPA’s 2017 California Journalism Awards (formerly the Better Newspapers Contest). Entry packages will be in the mail this week. For those eager to get …
    Read more ...
  • Cheryl Brown honored for life achievement
    Cheryl Brown
    The California Press Foundation has named Cheryl Brown the 2017 recipient of the Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award. The award honors distinguished publishers who are no longer fully active in the …
    Read more ...
  • James Tucker, Joe Rosato Sr. honored at Fresno State
    Among the honorees Nov. 9 at an alumni Hall of Fame induction reception at CSU Fresno were journalism professor emeritus James Tucker, a CNPA-honored ; and Joe Rosato Sr., one of the “Fresno Bee …
    Read more ...
  • Is your ‘designer’ a designer?
    Ed Heninger Column 11 14 2017
    During a recent phone conversation with a publisher, she told me: “We have a designer who does that.” I had seen her paper. She doesn’t have a designer. What she has is a person who assembles pages. …
    Read more ...
  • Joe Nation joins Cal Press program
    Joe Nation
    Former state Assemblyman Joe Nation will be the keynote speaker on Thursday evening, Nov. 30 at the California Press Foundation’s 140th Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco. Nation, an assemblyman …
    Read more ...
  • Ethnic-media organization closing
    New America Media
    New America Media and its parent organization, Pacific News Service, announced last week that they would cease operations at the end of November. The news service, launched in 1970, and the …
    Read more ...
  • Jeff Johnson is E&P Publisher of the Year
    Jeff Johnson
    The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jeff Johnson is Editor & Publisher’s 2017 Publisher of the Year. His interview in the November issue outlines the continuing transformation of a 152-year-old …
    Read more ...
  • Read Fall issue of California Publisher
    California Publisher Fall 2017
    The Fall issue of California Publisher, CNPA’s official newspaper, includes a profile of Rob Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, an excerpt form the “What’s the Big Idea?” report, and …
    Read more ...
  • Rules are Executives of the Year
    Jim and Lisa Rule
    The California Press Foundation has selected Jim and Lisa Rule as the 2017 Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executives of the Year. The Rules own and operate Acorn Newspapers in Los Angeles and Ventura …
    Read more ...
  • Ken Riddick to publisher in Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Merced
    Ken Riddick
    Ken Riddick, publisher and president at McClatchy’s Modesto Bee, is the new top executive at The Fresno Bee, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and the Merced Sun-Star, The Business Journal in …
    Read more ...
  • Jim Boren to retire at Fresno Bee
    Jim Boren
    Jim Boren, executive editor at The Fresno Bee and a part of the staff for 48 years, will retire in January, The Bee reports. Boren has been executive editor since 2012. He began at The Bee as a …
    Read more ...
  • Kim Fowler to publisher in Crescent City
    Kim Fowler
    Kim Fowler is the new publisher at Western Communications’ Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City and the Curry Coastal in Brookings, Ore. She had been advertising director of the Pueblo (Colo.) …
    Read more ...
  • Beryl Love to executive editor at Cincinnati Enquirer
    Beryl Love, former executive editor at Gannett’s Reno Gazette-Journal, is now executive editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and regional editor for the USA TODAY Network’s Ohio region.…
    Read more ...
  • Sean Thomas to editor at Calaveras Enterprise
    Sean Thomas
    Sean Thomas is now managing editor of the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, the newspaper reports. Thomas had been a staff writer at The Enterprise since July 2016. He is a CSU Northridge alum and …
    Read more ...
  • ‘What’s The Big Idea?’
    What's The Big Idea
    The California Press Foundation commissioned the collection and compilation of this report as a way to provide a convenient overview of organizations that offer strategic guidance regarding the …
    Read more ...
  • Charlotta Bass elected to California Newspaper Hall of Fame
    Charlotta Bass
    The California Press Foundation will induct the late Charlotta Bass into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame in December. Bass (1874-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the California Eagle …
    Read more ...
  • Golden State Warriors shooter Klay Thompson is BANG reader
    Klay Thompson
    Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors has partnered with Bay Area News Group to promote readership of its news on devices or in print. “We knew we wanted to partner with Klay after we found out …
    Read more ...
  • Melissa Murphy to managing editor in Vacaville
    Melissa Murphy
    Melissa Murphy is now managing editor of The Reporter in Vacaville, the newspaper reports. Murphy, a CSU Sacramento alum, has been with The Reporter since 2006, most recently as news editor. Murphy …
    Read more ...
  • Steve Rossi retiring as Digital First Media CEO
    Steve Rossi is retiring as CEO and president of Digital First Media. Guy Gilmore, an executive vice president in charge of Digital First’s eastern region, becomes chief operating officer.…
    Read more ...
  • Lee Enterprises group publisher Cathy Hughes adds California properties
    Cathy Hughes, a group publisher in Orangeburg, S.C., adds corporate oversight of Lee Enterprises’ properties in Flagstaff, Ariz.; Carlisle, Pa.; Maysville, Ky.; Longview, Wash.; and Napa, Santa Maria …
    Read more ...
  • Panel to cover housing issues Dec. 1
    Liam Dillon
    The California Press Foundation’s 140th annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco will include a panel discussion about housing and homelessness in California. Confirmed for the lunchtime panel on …
    Read more ...
  • One month to intern-grant deadline
    California Press Foundation
    College students who intend to apply for the California Press Foundation’s 2018 Internship Grants Program should plan to have their materials postmarked by Friday, Nov. 17. Download materials …
    Read more ...
  • Free stuff: Summary of Borrell ad-spend report
    Borrell & Associates has completed its 2017 survey of 3,551 local advertisers, and the basics are available in an easy-to-read, 15-page Powerpoint deck. In addition, Gordon Borrell is holding a …
    Read more ...
  • Postal rate increase on the horizon
    United States Postal Service
    The U.S. Postal Service has issued a warning that the 2018 postage increase will likely be its last modest increase confined by a 2006 law. National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, …
    Read more ...
  • Deitra Kenoly to publisher in Stockton
    Deitra Kenoly
    Stockton native Deitra Kenoly is now president and publisher of The Record in Stockton, the newspaper reports. She had been advertising director for 12 years and most recently operations leader for …
    Read more ...
  • Lisa Cosenza, 51
    Lisa Cosenza, a former advertising executive at Times Community News in Orange County, died Oct. 12, 2017, in a shooting in Mission Viejo, the Los Angeles Times reported. She was 51. Cosenza was a …
    Read more ...
  • CNPA contest renamed; new categories added
    CNPA’s Better Newspapers Contest is now the California Journalism Awards. The CNPA Board of Directors approved the name change at its quarterly meeting Oct. 5 in Sacramento. The change is a nod to …
    Read more ...
  • New CNPA member approved
    The CNPA Board of Directors approved this application for membership at its Oct. 5 meeting: The Valley Voice (twice-monthly), Lemon Cove; Joseph Oldenbourg, publisher The board also acknowledged …
    Read more ...
  • Dick Fogel to Hall of Fame
    Dick Fogel
    Correction: State Librarian Greg Lucas will address the group on Thursday night, Nov. 30, and the panel discussion on housing and homelessness will be on Friday, Dec. 1. An earlier version of this …
    Read more ...