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CNPA vote covers bylaws, elections

CNPA vote covers bylaws, elections

CNPA Active Members will vote this month on proposed amendments to the CNPA Bylaws along with the annual election of CNPA officers and directors.

The CNPA Board of Directors has approved a proposal to change the bylaws. As reported here in February, the amendments would:

Acknowledge mixed print and digital subscriptions and days of publication for digital products. They also consider Active Members to include community news outlets that serve non-English readers with “content that is not necessarily California focused, but is of importance to predominantly Californian readers or the specific audience or demographic in California that the publication serves.”

The revision also notes that the publisher of content in a language other than English “must certify that either the content published by the applicant is either principally focused on California or their readership is principally based in California.”

The bylaw changes will be presented to a digital vote by Active Members of the association and tallied at the Annual Business Meeting on April 29. Designated Voting Members at Active Member companies will receive a detailed email on April 15 regarding the proposal. Along with the bylaws vote, these members will consider the officers and directors for CNPA‘s upcoming year. The slate was reported here in March.

Questions? Please contact General Counsel Brittney Barsotti at (916) 288-6006.