CNPA Mission Statement

To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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Upcoming & Annual

CNPA Events

View our calendar of upcoming events, including webinars, the 2021 California Journalism Awards Gala, and our annual the 2021 Capital Conference. CNPA’s education & networking events keep professionals connected across the state of California.

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Annual & Ongoing

CNPA Events

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California Journalism Awards

The California Journalism Awards provide the opportunity for publishers and editors to promote excellence in journalism and recognize their staffs’ outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design, photography and multimedia in print and online.

Contest Period Entry: publication dates must be between January 1 and December 31, 2020. A series published between those dates that starts before or ends after the contest period is eligible.

Entry Deadline: Contest closed February 1, 2021 at 9p.m.

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CNPA Events | CANCELED: 2020 California Journalism Awards Gala


Regional Meet-Up Program

CNPA hosts twelve Monthly Regional Meet Up’s intended to educate participants, in addition to providing networking opportunities. Participants represent all disciplines of the Industry across the State of California and include both
Members of CNPA and non-Members.

Each Regional Meet Up is tailored to a specific topic with a relevant speaker in an effort to create real solutions
promoted by in person collaboration. Regional Meet Ups
are conducted through Zoom and are limited to ten
participants to promote topic discussion and networking

These Meet Ups are free to the participant and
underwritten by series sponsors.

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Capital Conference

CNPA’s Annual Conference in Sacramento offers inspiration, collaboration, and networking opportunities. The three-day conference offers a chance to network with fellow colleagues during the opening night reception and another opportunity to network with your legislators and the following nights Legislative Reception.

The 2021 Capital Conference has been CANCELLED until further notice due to Covid-19.

Meeting Schedule

CNPA Board of Directors

Thursday, February 4th
Thursday, April 29th
Thursday, July 29th
Thursday, October 28th

* all CNPA Board of Directors Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice