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  • Join us Nov. 12 for ‘Evolving, Transitioning, Optimizing’
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    Pivoting and repositioning were underway long before the digital audience shift and then the pandemic. Two publishers with a keen eye to balancing news and revenue will join CNPA's next webinar on Thursday, Nov. 12. Join us for “Evolving, Transitioning, Optimizing,” sponsored by TownNews.
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  • San Francisco Bay View is applicant
    San Francisco Bay View is an applicant for CNPA membership. Willie Ratcliff is publisher of the monthly broadsheet, founded in 1976. "The Bay View is the paper people read cover to cover, trust, tack up on bulletin boards, forward to friends and fellow activists around the world, keep for reference, discuss and act on daily," its website reads.
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  • Reminder, webinar 3 p.m. Thursday: Diversity in California journalism
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    In California, constituents and communities learn the vital news they need in the ways they choose. The fervent call to diversify traditional news leadership and cover the information needs of all communities continues, even as social, political and health concerns impact the issues.
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  • CNPA Members invited: Final digital sales webinar is Wednesday
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    America's Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series started with segments Sept. 16, Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. The final session is this Wednesday, Oct. 28.
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  • Heads up…
    Coming your way next week: 2020 CNPA California Journalism Awards entry information. Plus: details on the California Press Foundation’s 143rd Annual Winter Meeting.…
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  • CNPA to offer circulation audit services; Association partners with Verified Audit for member discounts, statewide database
    Under the terms of a new partnership with Verified Audit Circulation (VAC), CNPA members will be able to obtain discounted circulation audit information that appeals to media buyers looking to boost …
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  • Californians working on the issues of diversity
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    In California, constituents and communities learn the vital news they need in the ways they choose. The fervent call to diversify traditional news leadership and cover the information needs of all communities continues, even as social, political and health concerns impact the issues.
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series continues Wednesdays
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series started Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are this Wednesday, Sept. 30, …
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  • Free ads support First Amendment
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    A national campaign promoted by The Free Speech Center features ads with celebrities explaining what First Amendment freedoms mean to them. Think “Got Milk?” for the Constitution. The …
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  • Verified Audit is new Allied Member
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    Verified Audit Circulation is a new CNPA Allied Member. The San Rafael-based firm, formed 69 years ago, has built a range of audit and research services to meet the evolving needs of the media industry.
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  • Last call for 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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  • Galang to news director at Ventura County Star
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    Stacie Galang becomes news director at Gannett's Ventura County Star, the newspaper reports. Galang, a Citrus College, University of La Verne and Boston University alum, has been with The Star since 2012.
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  • Pandemic no excuse for lazy reporting
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    Editors and reporters are facing some of their biggest challenges in gathering news during the pandemic. Access to everyday sources is increasingly limited with no relief on the horizon. Reporters no longer can walk into offices unannounced, and appointments are restricted. Remote work remains the norm at many places.
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  • The Octagon is Campus applicant
    Sacramento Country Day School-The Octagon has applied for Campus membership. Adviser Bonnie Stewart is a veteran investigative reporter and former adviser to the Daily Titan at CSU …
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  • POSTPONED: Free CNPA webinar Thursday 10/15
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    What once seemed extraordinary now may be the new normal. Join Matthew Hall, Julie Makinen and Sandy Close for an update on publishing realities six months into a stubborn pandemic and a limping economy. The three were featured in CNPA’s first webinar back in April at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, they’ve been in the trenches covering “stories of the century” and keeping their businesses alive. Hear what they've learned and what you might use.
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  • Local publisher acquires Manteca group
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    209 Multimedia Corp. has acquired the assets of Morris Newspapers of California's group, includingThe Manteca/Ripon Bulletin, Turlock Journal, Oakdale Leader, Ceres Courier, Escalon Times, Riverbank News and 209 Magazine, The Bulletin reports.
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  • Half Moon Bay Review owner adds Pacifica Tribune
    Coastside News Group has acquired the Pacifica Tribune from Sherm Frederick, whose Battle Born Media will continue to own newspapers in Marin County and Nevada. Coastside is a California benefit …
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  • Weeklys group acquires Press Banner
    Tank Town Media has sold its Press Banner weekly in Scotts Valley, Good Times in Santa Cruz reports. The new publishing group is Weeklys. In addition to its flagship Good …
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  • National Newspaper Week is now
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week continues through Saturday. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a …
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  • Cal Press internship grants for 2021
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    Editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2021: The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2021, for the California Press Foundation’s internship grants program. The program …
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  • James Fulton, 90
    James Fulton, a former editor at the Pomona Progress Bulletin and later the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, died Sept. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, The Daily Bulletin reports. He was 90. “He …
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  • Laura Sellers Earl
    Laura Sellers Earl, a former editor in Astoria, Ore., and known nationwide for her work with the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), died Sept. 22, 2020, after a brief illness, The Daily …
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  • AB 323 becomes law; newspapers win time, not a victory over the forces of change
    With AB 323 becoming law this week, there are many people to thank for helping to get an industry-saving piece of legislation over the finish line. The CNPA team and the members of the AB 5 Working Group were instrumental in the success. So were the many CNPA members who stepped up to deliver support the old-fashioned way with editorials and phone calls to legislators. It was grand effort, a must-win for the industry.
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  • Governor signs bill to extend independent contractor exemption for newspaper carriers
    In the waning hours of the 30-day period Governor Newsom had to sign or veto bills passed by the legislature, the governor signed CNPA sponsored legislation that will provide economic relief to …
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  • Governor vetoes bill protecting journalists covering protests
    Governor Newsom last evening vetoed legislation that would have protected journalists covering protests and demonstrations from being assaulted, arrested, or obstructed from gathering news during …
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  • National Newspaper Week starts this Sunday
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition …
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  • Disinformation and fake news: Two free events to consider
    The McClatchy California newsrooms will host a discussion at 12:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Sept. 30 (tomorrow) titled “Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can …
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  • Voice is new Allied Member
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    Voice, a social-media startup, is a new Allied Member of CNPA. The Brooklyn-based company aims to be an alternative to today’s social-media platforms.  Voice bills itself as a …
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  • Read any good catalogues lately?
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    Over the years, I’ve heard ad professionals talk about the outstanding copywriting that can be found in catalogues. Of course, there are other approaches to advertising creativity, but catalogues excel when it comes to descriptions of product features and benefits.
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  • Santa Paula Times is CNPA applicant
    Santa Paula Times, a twice-weekly, paid, adjudicated newspaper in Ventura County, is an applicant for CNPA Active membership. Peggy Kelly is publisher. She had been a reporter since its launch in …
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series continues Wednesdays
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series started Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are Sept. 30. Oct. 14 and Oct. …
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  • 2 weeks to National Newspaper Week
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition of the …
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  • Racks? Daily Cal says, ‘Thanks’
    The Daily Californian, a CNPA Campus Member, has found its way to some gently used newspaper racks. Thank you to The Sacramento Bee for answering the call and reaching out. The Daily Cal is UC …
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  • Hershon returns to Half Moon Bay Review as Anderson retires
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    Debra Hershon, former publisher at Coastside News Group's Half Moon Bay Review, is returning to the office upon the retirement of Barbara Anderson, the newspaper reports.
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  • Santa Paula Times is CNPA applicant
    Santa Paula Times, a twice-weekly, paid, adjudicated newspaper in Ventura County, is an applicant for CNPA Active membership. Peggy Kelly is publisher. She had been a reporter since its launch in …
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  • CNPA Members invited: Digital sales series starts Wednesday
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    America’s Newspapers invites CNPA Members to engage in a four-part digital sales training series. The free series starts at 9 a.m. PDT this Wednesday, Sept. 16. Subsequent sessions are Sept. …
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  • Indian Voices is CNPA applicant
    Indian Voices has applied to be a CNPA Active Member. Rose Davis is editor and publisher of the San Diego-based monthly newspaper, founded in 1986. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of …
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  • 3 weeks to National Newspaper Week
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    This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 4-10. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition …
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  • Got racks? Daily Cal says, ‘Please’
    The Daily Californian, a CNPA Campus Member, is looking for a donation of six or so gently used newspaper racks. The Daily Cal is UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper, and, at 149 years …
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  • Global Newspaper Solutions joins
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    Global Newspaper Solutions GNS is an American-owned service provider focused on helping newspapers profit from the convergence of print, web, mobile, television, etc.
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  • Who do you support on the election ballot?
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    Election season is in its final stretch, and newspapers have been there at every step. You’ve introduced candidates. You’ve quizzed them on the issues. You’ve covered the debates. Your coverage has laid the foundation for a rich exchange among readers on who they support or oppose – and why.
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  • CNPA’s Ewert to retire at year’s end
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    James W. Ewert, CNPA general counsel and chief legislative advocate, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2020 after 25 years working to advance the interests of news publishing and a free press. Ewert joined the association in 1995 and became general counsel in 2011.
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  • CNPA: Front and center in crucial movement to save local journalism
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    By any measure, 2020 has been a year for the history books. Crisis has been stenciled on front pages across the country. In California, our industry has been on the front lines reporting the drama, tirelessly keeping communities informed, relentlessly sorting through chaos in search of truth, and bravely staying the course despite unimaginable financial odds.
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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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  • 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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  • In search of the perfect headline
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    Years ago, a keynote speaker at a local Ad Club meeting asked us to put ourselves in a consumer’s shoes. “Let’s say your name is John Doe,” he said. “One day you’re turning the pages of the newspaper and see an ad with a headline that reads, ‘The truth about John Doe.’ Wouldn’t you read every word of that ad?” Everyone in the room responded with a resounding “yes.”
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  • One and inseparable, indeed…
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    "The people who take the time to give me a call, send an email, write a letter to the editor, submit a photo or volunteer on our editorial board, they're what makes the connection between this community and its newspaper truly The Union I cherish and of which I've been a proud member. Thank you for that."
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  • Williams to GM at Century Group
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    Larry Williams is now general manager at Century Group Media, the Fontana Herald News reports. Williams was previously Century Group's advertising director and has been in newspapers since 2007, following a career in the grocery industry. Williams succeeds Tim Shoffeitt, who took an an internet advertising position in South Dakota.
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  • Garcia-Ruiz to EIC at S.F. Chronicle
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    Emilio Garcia-Ruiz begins later this month as editor in chief at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper reports. He has been The Washington Post's managing editor for digital operations since 2013. Garcia-Ruiz has had roles at The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times and St. Paul Pioneer Press
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  • Acorn publishers honored
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    The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has included Jim and Lisa Rule, publishers of Acorn Newspapers, on its annual list of 200 leaders who work at improving the economy and the communities in the Conejo, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, the Thousand Oaks Acorn reports.
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