CNPA Bulletin

  • Keeping up with the newsprint issue?
    By now, your newspaper company is aware of the bump in newsprint prices. You have informed your readership and your customers that the cost of printing is going up, and you’ve warned them that …
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  • Sell into network, get a big commission
    DID YOU KNOW that if you sell advertising into the CNPA Statewide Networks, you can earn 55 percent commission? WHAT are the CNPA Networks? The CNPA Networks, in partnership with 500+ California …
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  • Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune sale final
    Patrick Soon-Shiong, through his NantCapital investment company, assumed ownership on Monday of the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and community newspapers and other properties in the …
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  • ASNE, APME intend to merge
    The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Associated Press Media Editors (APME) announced plans to pursue a merger of the two national editors’ organizations. “The proposed merger …
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  • Remember the TV audience? Is it yours?
    Newspapers Guide To TV Magazines
    Does the audience that consumes TV still overlap with your readership? What should you do about it? NTVB Media, a CNPA Allied Member, offers guidance with its “Newspapers’ Guide to TV …
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  • Bill Nagel to publisher at San Francisco Chronicle
    Bill Nagel
    Bill Nagel is the new publisher at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper reports. His executive roles have been in circulation, operations, business services and marketing. Nagel has served at …
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  • Jim Boren to head Fresno media institute
    Jim Boren
    Jim Boren, former vice president and executive editor at The Fresno Bee, will be executive director of the new Institute for Media and Public Trust at CSU Fresno, The Bee reports. The university will …
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  • Lloyd Thomas, 95
    Lloyd Thomas, whose old Westminster Herald was likely the last newspaper in California to switch from lead type to offset printing, died June 10, 2018, at an assisted-living home in Anaheim, The …
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  • Sticky ads work; make a note of it
    Sticky Notes
    Are sticky notes in your political and advocacy sales toolbox? Now is your chance with a high-impact advertising channel that sells: CNPA’s sticky note program. Members can now offer …
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  • Former publisher buys The Signal
    Richard and Chris Budman have acquired the assets of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the newspaper reports. The Signal had been owned by Paladin Multimedia Group since January 2016. Richard Budman …
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  • Eagle publisher calls Interactive News app ‘a great addition’
    Interactive News Logo
    Eckenroth Publications in Coronado has rolled out the augmented reality application developed by Interactive News, a CNPA Allied Member. How does it work? Scan the newspaper with your smartphone and …
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  • People on the move
    Barbara Chodos, formerly VP of sales and operations at Gannett’s The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, becomes publisher of the San Diego Business Journal. … Logan Molen, formerly of The …
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  • ‘Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper’
    This is Newspaper Academy’s most popular webinar … and why not? Everyone wants to get more readers, and this webinar is just about how to do that. Kevin Slimp, director of the Newspaper …
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  • ‘How to Turn Facebook’s Changes Into Big Ad Dollars!’
    “I’m only doing Facebook advertising.” Do you cringe when you hear those words from an advertiser? Well, guess what? Facebook has made some major changes that could seriously impact …
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  • The cost of paper and you…
    If you took your argument about the effects of a newsprint tariff on your news-gathering and your bottom line to Washington, D.C., what would it look like? Jim Ewert, CNPA’s general counsel and …
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  • Wick sells Half Moon Bay Review
    Arizona-based Wick Communications has sold the weekly Half Moon Bay Review to Coastside News Group, a newly formed company run by San Mateo County residents. Terms of the transaction were not …
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  • Education reporting honored
    Reporters from these CNPA-member publications received John Swett Awards for outstanding achievements in reporting and interpreting public education issues during 2017: East Bay Times in Walnut …
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  • EPPY deadline Aug. 24: Win one for California
    The deadline is Aug. 24 to enter the EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher to honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. California companies have captured EPPYs in …
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  • Health reporting fellowships: Apply by Aug. 27
    The Center for Health Journalism at USC invites applicants for its 2018 California Data Fellowship, which comes with four days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a $2,000-$3,500 …
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  • Jumping inside: The ins and outs of it all
    Henninger 2018 06 05
    I am no fan of jumps. Anyone who has been to my workshops and/or followed my blog knows that. The main reason why I don’t like jumps is that readers tell us time and again that they don’t …
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  • Julia Millon, 27
    Julia Millon, a reporter and contributing editor at the Winters Express, died May 28, 2018, in a car accident, The Sacramento Bee reported. She was 27 and was to begin last week as The Express’ …
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  • Steve Penna, 59
    Steve Penna, a former sales manager at the San Mateo Daily Journal and for the old Independent Newspaper Group, died June 1, 2018, The Daily Journal reports. He was 59. Penna also was founder and …
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  • Warren Watson, 67
    Warren Watson, a lifelong editor, author and association executive, died May 27, 2018, in Augusta, Maine, the Portland (Maine) Press-Herald reported. He was 67 and had pneumonia and complications …
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  • Jack Bates, former CNPA executive director, dies at 83
    Jack Bates
    Memorial services will be held June 24 at Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Jack Bates, a lifelong newspaper executive and CNPA’s executive director from 1991 to 2011. Bates died …
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  • Southwest Offset Printing work honored
    Southwest Offset Printing, a CNPA Allied Member, in April was named a three-time “Best of Category Winner” for Cookbooks, for Web Press Printing and for Fashion/Popular Culture Magazine …
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  • Allied Member renewal time is now
    CNPA’s Allied Members provide goods and services to CNPA members. They receive many of the same benefits as our news members, including news of the industry as conveyed by This Very Bulletin. …
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  • One little want ad in newspaper keeps paying, and paying…
    Did you know that if you sell ads into CNPA ad programs, you can earn commission? The Chico Enterprise-Record does! “It is a super-awesome deal for the paper I work for and the rep (me) selling …
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  • Kathi Duffel is high school adviser of the year
    Kathi Duffel
    The 2018 Nick Ferentinos Award for Advising Excellence goes to Kathi Duffel, journalism instructor at Bear Creek High School in Stockton. The award recognizes leadership and support that goes beyond …
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  • All eyes on the tariff issue, please
    Stop Tariffs On Printers And Publishers Coalition
    Newspapers have editorialized about the newsprint-tariff issue, and some have published house ads explaining it to readers. Thank you. To boost your personal bandwidth, please take in the new Editor …
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  • What have we done for you lately?
    CNPA Ad Services Revenue
    Glad you asked… DID YOU KNOW that for every ad sold by CNPA Multi-Media Services, 84 percent or more goes back to the publishers? DID YOU KNOW that CNPA Multi-Media Services can help you place …
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  • Free stuff: Borrell’s May 17 slides
    Borrell Slides
    Some CNPA members missed the May 17 webinar from Gordon Borrell and Corey Elliott, “Is Digital Going Flat (and Print Making a Comeback) — An Early Peek at Borrell’s 2018 SMB …
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  • Tad Weber to opinion editor at Fresno Bee
    Tad Weber
    Tad Weber begins this week as editorial page editor at The Fresno Bee, the newspaper reports. Weber, who had been Metro editor for five years, previously had been managing editor of The Tribune in …
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  • Santa Ynez Valley Star Publisher Raiza Giorgi honored
    Raiza Giorgi
    Raiza Giorgi, publisher of the Santa Ynez Valley Star, recently won the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award for Emerging Business at the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation awards in Santa Barbara. …
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  • Frank McCulloch, 98
    Frank McCulloch
    Frank McCulloch, a former reporter and editor at newspapers in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Reno, and a heralded war correspondent for Time magazine, died May 14, 2018, The Press …
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  • Cal Press Equipment Grants go to nine campus media programs
    California Press Foundation
    Nine California campus newspaper programs will receive grants from the California Press Foundation to improve their production hardware and software. A total of $11,400 will be distributed this …
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  • One year since CNPA’s name change
    California Newspaper Publishers Association
    Following a vote by Active members of the association, the name of CNPA last May was changed to California News Publishers Association. This timely reminder comes a year after that approval. Please …
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  • Bill opposes new paper tariffs
    Two U.S. senators on Monday introduced S.B. 2835, the “Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018,” which would suspend new tariffs currently being imposed on imported …
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  • CNPA Allied Member renewal time is now
    CNPA’s Allied Members provide goods and services to CNPA members. They receive many of the same benefits as our news members, including news of the industry as conveyed by This Very Bulletin. …
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  • CNPA discount for AAN Convention in San Diego
    Association Of Alternative Newsmedia
    CNPA members can attend the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2018 Annual Convention, July 26-28 in San Diego, at AAN-member rates. That’s $399 for three days. The event will include …
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  • Ruby L. Bailey now executive editor of Columbia Missourian
    Ruby L. Bailey, a local-news editor at The Sacramento Bee, becomes executive editor of the Columbia Missourian. She also will be Missouri Community Newspaper Management chair at the Missouri School …
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  • Rick Green, former Desert Sun executive editor, has new job
    Rick Green, a former executive editor at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, is now executive editor of the Louisville (Ken.) Courier-Journal and Midwest Regional editor of the USA TODAY Network. Most …
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  • Borrell has ad-spend insights May 17
    Gordon Borrell
    Advertisers are fretting about digital ad fraud and negative stories about social media. Are we in for a sea change? Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, next Thursday will provide a …
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  • Free stuff: Voter guide from CALmatters
    CALmatters Election Teaser
    Just as the campaign mailers begin to fill your mailbox and the attack ads begin to blare from your TV, CALmatters presents, for your consideration, a non-partisan, interactive guide to the …
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  • CNPA Press Summit attendees: Last call for survey
    All attendees at the recent CNPA Press Summit should have received a post-event survey via email. It may be sitting in your inbox now. Please open it and complete it. Need another? Here you go.…
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  • Vince Bodiford gets expanded duties
    Vince Bodiford, a former group publisher of Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers, receives expanded duties as group publisher for GateHouse Media’s Monroe Media Group and Lenawee Media group …
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  • Anastasia Hendrix now managing editor of Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Anastasia Hendrix, a former reporter and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner and The Fresno Bee, is now managing editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.…
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  • Brooks Johnson, 70
    Brooks Johnson, a publisher in the 1980s of The Sun in San Bernardino and later was a Gannett regional executive, died May 1, 2018, at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., the Arizona Republic …
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  • CNPA Press Summit attendees: Please take survey
    All attendees at the recent CNPA Press Summit should have received a post-event survey via email. It may be sitting in your inbox now. Please open it and complete it. Need another? Here you go.…
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  • Where’s the California ad spend?
    Here’s your chance to find out what YOUR advertisers are thinking. Borrell Associates invites CNPA members to participate in its 2018 Local Advertiser Survey, which is now underway. CNPA has …
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  • Have you run them? Ads to fight newsprint tariffs
    Stop Tariffs On Printers And Publishers Coalition
    The News Media Alliance and the Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP) Coalition have provided several new ads like the one on this page for newspapers to run in their publications. CNPA is a …
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