CNPA Bulletin

  • Three weeks to apply for data training, $2,000 reporting grant
    The deadline is just three weeks away to apply for the all-expenses-paid 2018 California Data Fellowship, four days of intensive data journalism training plus a $2,000 reporting stipend and six …
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  • Shed light on the epidemic of suicides
    By Jim Pumarlo High-profile deaths always grab headlines. Suicides especially draw attention as witnessed by the deaths of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain. The news was …
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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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  • Barbara Anderson to publisher in Half Moon Bay
    Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Anderson is now publisher of the Half Moon Bay Review, the newspaper reports. Anderson, with The Review since March 2007, began as the newspaper’s classifieds manager before becoming …
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  • Free stuff: Extensive course in podcasting
    Some of the smartest and most accomplished podcast professionals will help steer you through the world of podcasts, from developing an idea, producing and editing it, and making sure it grows and …
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  • ‘Planning Enterprise (And 30 Ideas!)’
    Need to cut out some time to plan that impactful enterprise story? We offer a number of tips on brainstorming, planning, and execution! And just to help you get started, we’ll be offering 30 …
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  • Dean Bartee, 86
    Dean Bartee, former senior vice president of advertising, marketing and circulation at the San Jose Mercury News, died July 12, 2018, of cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 86. “My job was …
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  • Free webinar: Active-shooter readiness
    “Security Training For Newspapers: Active Shooter Preparation & Response” 11 a.m.-Noon Pacific, Friday, Aug. 10 Presented by Kevin W. Techau, Smith, Mills & Schrock Law FirmThis webinar …
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  • Lifetime achievers sought for annual award
    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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  • Carr Fire: Redding reports with help
    Coverage of the Carr Fire in Shasta County (on Tuesday: 110,154 acres; 27 percent containment) was ably handled at the Record Searchlight, USA Today reports, by staffers that had evacuated their …
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  • Cranston Fire: Idyllwild returns with cheers
    Residents of the mountain town of Idyllwild in Riverside County gathered Monday in a school gym to cheer the first responders who helped to save their town from the Cranston Fire (on Tuesday: 13,139 …
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  • Mendocino Complex: An evacuated Record-Bee reports
    The Mendocino Complex of River and Ranch fires in Mendocino and Lake counties (on Tuesday: 74,408 acres; 12 percent containment) forced the evacuation of the Lake County Record-Bee office in …
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  • Robert York to editor in chief of the New York Daily News
    Robert York, a former editorial and advertising executive at The San Diego Union-Tribune, becomes editor in chief of the New York Daily News. He had been publisher and editor in chief of The Morning …
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  • Mark Katches becomes executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times
    Mark Katches, former editorial director at the Center for Investigative Reporting and previously with The Orange County Register, becomes executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times. He had been top …
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  • Cal Press seeks nominations for executive of year
    Jim and Lisa Rule
    The California Press Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of colleagues who have influence and …
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  • New format for CNPA annual meetings
    Focus on Mission
    Governmental affairs has been identified as the single most important thing CNPA does for membership. Being properly represented in Sacramento is crucial to the success of our mission to champion the …
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  • Seven new members approved
    The CNPA Board of Directors approved these applications for membership at its July 19 quarterly meeting: Digital News Member Long Beach Post, David Sommers, publisher 48hills, Marke Bieschke, …
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  • Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships
    Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2018, to be held Sept. 19-22 in Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina. Media Law School is an …
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  • Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57
    Jonathan Gold Summit 2017
    Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, died July 21, the paper reported. Gold, 57, died of pancreatic cancer, the paper said. The disease was diagnosed in …
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  • We face challenges with shared purpose
    Ron Hasse 2016-03
    From the Summer 2018 edition of California Publisher Most of us will agree it’s never been a more challenging time to be in the media business. We face continued industry-wide headwinds in …
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  • Know your rights and risks?
    Nikki Moore
    As soon as the legislative workload lets up in September, Legal Counsel Nikki Moore will hit the road with CNPA’s “Rights and Risks” seminar. With the turnover in newsrooms and all …
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  • Three more Blethen judges needed
    CB Blethen
    CNPA’s contest coordinator is looking for three more judges for the annual C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, which your association administers on behalf of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper …
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  • The right to know: Los Angeles Times
    A federal judge on Tuesday reversed a U.S. District judge’s order requiring the Los Angeles Times to remove information in an article about a former Glendale police detective accused of working …
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  • The right to know: News & Review
    Arguments were to begin today, July 17, in California’s Third Appellate District Court of Appeal in the lawsuit filed against the Sacramento News & Review by former Sacramento Mayor Kevin …
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  • The Bakersfield Californian moving
    TBC Media, which publishes The Bakersfield Californian, will vacate its historical downtown building and consolidate all operations at its Harrell-Fritts Publishing Center north of Bakersfield by the …
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  • Tahoe Tribune goes once-weekly
    Swift Communications’ Tahoe Daily Tribune has reduced its frequency from three days a week to Fridays, Publisher Rob Galloway told readers last week. “In analyzing the businesses that …
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  • ‘Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference’
    Writing, editing, photography, videography, website and social media management: How much can one person do? And how can you find time to develop new skills? When you’re working in a small or …
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  • Emily Charrier to publisher in Petaluma, Sonoma
    Emily Charrier
    Emily Charrier became publisher of the Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune. She is a former managing editor of The Argus-Courier and a former reporter at The Index-Tribune. Charrier …
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  • Scott Kraft to managing editor at Los Angeles Times
    Scott Kraft
    Scott Kraft is now managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. He had been deputy managing editor and previously was front-page editor and national editor. He also had been a bureau chief in Nairobi, …
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  • Glen Smith is First Amendment Coalition legal fellow
    Glen A. Smith
    Glen A. Smith, a veteran First Amendment lawyer, becomes the inaugural FAC Legal Fellow at the San Rafael-based First Amendment Coalition. Smith is a former chief of litigation at the Los Angeles …
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  • Tariffs update: Keep speaking out
    If you have editorialized against the tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint and armed your readers with information to let their representatives know how harmful these tariffs are, thank you. There …
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  • Project aims to create 1,000 Wikipedia entries for local-news sites
    We know your news organization deals in authentic, professional journalism, but does the Google-searching world? A project at Washington State University Vancouver aims to ensure that local-news …
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  • Two weeks out: Get CNPA discount to Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention
    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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  • Skye Kinkade new editor in Yreka
    Skye Kinkade
    Skye Kinkade is now editor of GateHouse Media’s Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka, the newspaper reports. She previously was a reporter at the company’s Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers (Mount …
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  • Editors groups offer preparedness guide
    The American Society for News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors have released a two-page guide to keeping a newsroom safe. The tip sheet contains “some of the best wisdom of journalism …
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  • Two apply for Digital News membership
    The CNPA Board of Directors will consider two Digital News Media applications at its July 19 quarterly meeting: The Long Beach Post, founded in 2007, bills itself as “a daily, digital-first …
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  • Tecnavia offers ad network
    Working with leading digital advertising exchanges, Tecnavia, a CNPA Allied Member, created a digital advertising network exclusively for Tecnavia eEdition clients. Tecnavia Advertising Network is an …
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  • Joe Tarica to editor at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo
    Joe Tarica
    Joe Tarica is now editor of McClatchy’s The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, the newspaper reports. He had been senior editor and had served as interim editor since the retirement of Sandra Duerr in …
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  • Christopher Livingston to managing editor at Daily Independent in Ridgecrest
    Christopher Livingston
    Christopher Livingston in May became managing editor of GateHouse Media’s Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, the newspaper reported. “I expect big things of Christopher and am sure the DI …
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  • Ariel Carmona Jr. named editor at Lake County Record-Bee
    Ariel Carmona Jr
    Ariel Carmona Jr. is now managing editor of Digital First Media’s Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport, the newspaper reports. He had been editor of the Willits News since Fall 2016. Carmona …
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  • Abbey Knupp is city editor at Willits News
    Abbey Knupp
    Abbey Knupp became city editor of Digital First Media’s Willits News, the newspaper reports. She is a recent journalism graduate from Ohio University. Krupp succeeds Ariel Carmona Jr., who …
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  • Newsprint: Now for the latest…
    Newsprint Tax
    Jim Ewert, CNPA’s general counsel, told us last Friday about his trip to Washington, D.C., on behalf of CNPA to gather support for the effort to oppose the tariffs on imported Canadian …
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  • Include your market in Borrell’s 2018 market survey — just $250
    Borrell Video
    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 underway through July. …
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  • Judges needed for Blethen Awards
    CB Blethen
    CNPA’s contest coordinator is looking for volunteers to judge the annual C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, which your association administers on behalf of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper …
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  • Lee Enterprises to manage BH Media Group papers
    BH Media Group has engaged Lee Enterprises Inc. to manage its newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets. “I love our newspapers and am passionate about the vital role they serve in our …
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  • Kevin Davis to publisher in Atascadero and Paso Robles
    Kevin Davis
    Kevin Davis is now publisher of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, The News reports. Davis’ career has included service at the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos …
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  • Norberto Santana expands board service
    Norberto Santana Jr.
    Norberto Santana Jr., publisher of Voice of OC, a CNPA Digital News Member, was re-elected to the board of directors of the Institute for Nonprofit News, where he has served since 2014. Voice of OC …
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  • Editor Tim Whyte returns to The Signal
    Tim Whyte
    Tim Whyte is now editor in chief at the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the newspaper reports. Whyte, who was editor of the paper from 1994 to 2004 and then its general manager for three years, has been …
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  • Matthew Sarr to editor in Porterville
    Matthew Sarr
    Matthew Sarr is now editor of The Porterville Recorder, Publisher Bill Parsons reports. Sarr, a Porterville native, had been a staff writer since last August. He has a bachelor’s degree in …
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  • The Last Word? New chapter, same verses…
    Clay Lambert
    “None of this means that all our troubles are over. Hurdles remain.” — Clay Lambert, Half Moon Bay Review editor, in “This small California publication provides a blueprint …
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