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  • Resilient members covering news, covered by media
    Fire coverage and the posting of crucial community information continues, though the staff of the Malibu Times is still evacuated with the rest of the beach town amid the Woolsey Fire. …
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  • Lifetime honors for Jerry Bean
    Jerry Bean
    Gerald A. “Jerry” Bean is this year’s recipient of the California Press Foundation’s Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award. Bean has been in the newspaper business since 1957. …
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  • CNPA’s free legal seminars continue
    Nikki Moore will present the “Rights and Risks” workshop at these CNPA-member offices in coming weeks: Voice of OC, Santa Ana: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19Black Voice News, Riverside: 1:30 p.m. …
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  • ‘Mobile Photojournalism 201’
    In today’s newsrooms everyone is a photographer, videographer and reporter. Most of us use an iPhone to take and send pictures and video from the field. In this session you will learn to tell …
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  • Erik Cushman is Executive of the Year
    Erik Cushman
    The California Press Foundation has named Erik Cushman, publisher of Monterey County Weekly, the recipient of its 2018 Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year award. The award’s …
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  • CNPA’s free legal seminars continue
    Nikki Moore
    Nikki Moore will present the “Rights and Risks” workshop at these CNPA-member offices in coming weeks: Visalia Times-Delta, 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 8 Monterey County Weekly, …
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  • Members united in defense of a free press
    Ron Hasse From The President
    On Thursday, Aug. 16, more than 350 news publications across the country joined in a united voice to support the rights afforded to us as journalists in the First Amendment. From Idyllwild to …
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  • Discounts for Bob Woodward’s Nov. 27 talk
    On Nov. 27 in Los Angeles, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward will take part in a moderated conversation followed by questions from the audience. Woodward, author of the recent book …
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  • SPJ NorCal winners named
    Among the contest winners in SPJ NorCal’s 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards are staffers from these CNPA-member newsrooms: CALmatters, Mercury News/East Bay Times, Metro Silicon Valley and …
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  • Melissa Murphy to editor at Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Melissa Murphy
    Melissa Murphy will become editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel next week, said Jim Gleim, publisher of Digital First Media’s NorCal Community Newspapers. Murphy has been managing editor of The …
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  • YubaNet is CNPA Digital News applicant
    YubaNet.com has applied for Digital News Media membership in CNPA. Susan Levitz is publisher and Pascale Fusshoeller is digital editor of the Nevada City-based company, founded in 1999. Until …
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  • Mark Twain Award to David Lamb
    David Lamb
    The California Press Foundation will present its 2018 Mark Twain Award for Journalism Excellence to the family of David Lamb. Lamb (1941-2016) was a longtime Los Angeles Times foreign and national …
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  • Pros on program for college conference
    JACC Logo
    Pro speakers on the program this Saturday at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ NorCal Conference include: Clifford Oto, photographer, The Record, Stockton Don Blount, editor, …
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  • National college awards listed
    Among the winners of the Associated Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Awards named last week in Louisville were CNPA Members El Don, Santa Ana College; and The Orion, CSU Chico. View all winners.…
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  • EPPY awards for CNPA Members
    Among the winners of the 2018 EPPY Awards, administered by Editor & Publisher to honor the best digital media websites, were the Mercury News/East Bay Times and CALMatters.…
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  • Kid Scoop wins education award
    Kid Scoop Golf Cover
    A project created by the Kid Scoop creative team for the United States Golf Association Museum won a 2018 ISHY for excellence in educational programming. The ISHY Awards program was established by …
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  • Davis Taylor adds Napa oversight
    Davis Taylor
    Davis Taylor, group publisher of Hanford-based Lee Central California Newspapers, adds its Napa-based group to his oversight, The Napa Valley Register reports. Taylor had been interim publisher in …
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  • Tim Grieve to leave McClatchy
    Tim Grieve, McClatchy’s VP/News since 2016, will depart following the midterm elections. McClatchy’s four regional editors will now report directly to President and CEO Craig Forman.…
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  • Frank McCulloch, James Joseph Ayers to California Newspaper Hall of Fame
    Frank McCulloch
    The California Press Foundation will induct Frank McCulloch and James Joseph Ayers into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame this Dec. 7. McCulloch (1920-2018) was a former reporter and editor at …
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  • Caring for our readers
    Ed Henninger
    Editor Jerry Bellune and I go w-a-y back. We’ve known each other since the mid-1990s, when we worked together to breathe new life into a group of newspapers in New Jersey. Jerry regularly …
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  • Rob Galloway adds oversight
    Rob Galloway
    Rob Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Tribune, adds oversight of the Record-Courier in Minden-Garderville, NV. Both are Swift Communications properties.…
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  • Matt DeRienzo new vice president of news and digital content for Hearst Connecticut Media
    Matt DeRienzo, previously executive director of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, becomes vice president of news and digital content for Hearst Connecticut Media.…
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  • Jim Kirk now publisher, executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business
    Jim Kirk, former executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, becomes publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business.…
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  • FAC panel Dec. 6 to discuss info-glut
    The informational sessions are all lined up for the 141st Annual Winter Meeting of the California Press Foundation, coming up Dec. 6-7 in San Francisco. Just added is the Thursday afternoon …
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  • Health fellowships and grants
    The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism invites applications from California journalists for its all-expenses-paid California Fellowship next March. Fellows will learn about how race, …
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  • Free seminar covers brand-new laws
    Nikki Moore
    Legal Counsel Nikki Moore will take CNPA’s “Rights and Risks” seminar to several California newsrooms in coming weeks: Sacramento Valley Mirror, Willows: 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. …
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  • Five new members approved
    The CNPA Board of Directors approved five applications for membership at its Quarterly Meeting on Oct. 4 in Sacramento: ActiveKenwood Press (twice-monthly), Alec and Ann Peters, publishers Digital …
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  • CNPA directors discuss issues, efforts
    The CNPA Board of Directors received a briefing about the organization’s Governmental Affairs efforts and issues during the Oct. 4 Quarterly Meeting in Sacramento. Committee Chairman Jeff …
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  • A little extra in your inbox
    The new CNPA Morning Memo began landing in your email box starting this week. The Memo is an additional way for CNPA’s staff to reach out with occasional items of interest. The Memo is …
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  • Julie Makinen to top editor at Desert Sun
    Julie Makinen
    Julie Makinen began this week as executive editor of Gannett’s Desert Sun in Palm Springs. Makinen is a veteran manager of newsrooms in Beijing, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Most recently, she …
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  • Ryan Mote becomes Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher in November
    Ryan Mote, advertising director at The Sacramento Bee and for McClatchy’s Western region, in November becomes publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram and vice president of strategic …
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  • Kevin Yamamura to California editor of Politico
    Kevin Yamamura, assistant managing editor at The Sacramento Bee, will become California editor of Politico.…
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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 2018/19 Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Champion, is submitted to all Active Members …
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  • Open-government heroes? Nominate
    Bibring Lynch Maass
    The First Amendment Coalition is soliciting nominees for the FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year for performance of exemplary work in the arena of open government. Qualifications …
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  • Arthur Sulzberger visits Oct. 26 in Stockton
    Arthur Sulzberger Jr
    University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck will lead a conversation with Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, at noon Friday, Oct. 26 at the UOP campus in …
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  • So … What have you done? Tell E&P
    Editor & Publisher’s March 2019 issue will profile “10 Newspapers That Do It Right.” Never meant to be a “10 Best” list, instead it spotlights select newspapers that …
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  • Bill Patterson, 91
    Bill Patterson
    Bill Patterson, one of “The Bee Four” who did time rather than reveal their sources, died Sept. 23, 2018, The Fresno Bee reported. He was 91. Patterson and fellow reporter Joe Rosato, …
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  • The Kenwood Press is CNPA applicant
    The Kenwood Press has applied for CNPA membership. Alec and Ann Peters are publishers of the twice-monthly newspaper in Sonoma County. It was founded in 1988 and calls itself “widely read, …
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  • Emily Charrier, John Diaz named to CNPA Board
    Emily Charrier
    President Ron Hasse has appointed Emily Charrier and John Diaz to the CNPA Board of Directors. Charrier, publisher of Sonoma Media Investments’ Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune, …
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  • Perhaps participate in a poll … or 3?
    How about a Survey on Audience Engagement? This survey is part of a research project being conducted at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, by Dr. …
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  • Four stops so far for legal refresher
    Nikki Moore
    Legal Counsel Nikki Moore will take CNPA’s “Rights and Risks” seminar to four California newsrooms in coming weeks: Sacramento Valley Mirror, Willows: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 Lodi …
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  • Acorn publishers: Paper’s free; digital has fee
    Jim and Lisa Rule
    Jim and Lisa Rule, 2017 Newspaper Executives of the Year, wrote to readers last week to announce that their five Acorn Newspapers print papers (in Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, …
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  • Poynter training grant to Daily Aztec
    The Daily Aztec at San Diego State University, a CNPA Campus Member, is one of nine schools to receive College Media Project grants from the Poynter Institute. With the grant comes custom in-newsroom …
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  • ‘Re-Thinking Real Estate Revenue NOW!’
    8:30 a.m. Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 14 Presenters: Jim Brown, vice president, sales and marketing, Borrell Associates; Brian Monihan, vice president and publisher, Pamplin Media; and Mike Blinder, …
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  • Register for Cal Press Winter Meeting Dec 6-7 in San Francisco
    Jim Boren
    The educational program is set for the California Press Foundation’s 141st annual Winter Meeting, to be held Dec 6-7 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. The Thursday …
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  • Dow Jones News Fund invites media to engage interns
    Media organizations are invited to bring in Dow Jones News Fund interns in digital media, data journalism, business reporting and multi-platform editing for Summer 2019. DJNF interns receive …
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  • Tread carefully when requiring down payment for democracy
    By Jim Pumarlo My hometown newspaper instituted a new policy requiring that readers “pay” for the First Amendment right to express, and explain why, who or what they support or oppose at …
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  • ChicoSol.org is Digital News applicant
    ChicoSol.org has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Leslie Layton is its publisher and Dave Waddell is its news director. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 4, …
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  • Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group visits CNPA
    Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group
    Delegates from the Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group in South China visited CNPA on Sept. 5. During the two-hour meeting, CNPA staffers Newton, Ewert and Joe Wirt explained to the group, via …
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  • Western Web is Allied applicant
    Western Web is an applicant for CNPA Allied membership. Steve Jackson is president and CEO. Western Web, founded in 2005, operates a full-service printing, packaging and delivery facility in Samoa, …
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