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

Winners to be announced May 18

The complete roster of California Journalism Awards winners will be published on on May 18. In the meantime, winners will be highlighted in a social-media rollout starting May 4 via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to have your staff follow @CNPAservices on Twitter and @CNPAservices on Facebook to get the news first.

The three contests — Print, Digital and Campus — received 3,036 entries, up from last year’s 2,972 entries. The Digital Contest, now in its third year, received 699 entries, up 102 over last year. Print Contest entries totaled 1,927, down from last year’s 2,006. CNPA Campus members sent in 410 entries, up from 383 last year.

The contests covered publication dates between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

While an in-person celebration is not scheduled this year, CNPA will publish a commemorative magazine honoring the contests’ exemplary work.


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