CNPA Winter 2017
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Winter 2017
Volume CVII, No. 1
Titus: Do not
back down
Ferndale Enterprise Publisher Caroline Titus received a Free Speech and Open Government Award in December from the First Amendment Coalition. An edited version of her acceptance remarks is pre- sented here:
Thank you to the First Amendment Coalition for selecting me to receive this award and congratulations to co-honoree Thomas Peele. I’m awed to be mentioned in the same company as him.
When I thought about what I would
say up here tonight while I was sticking Subway restaurant and Tractor Supply Company inserts into our six-page weekly newspaper at 6:30 this morning, some 250 miles north of here, and getting ink-stained hands ... I thought this would be a great opportunity to reflect on what we’re hear- ing from national reporters who seemed stunned by our president-elect and his treatment of the press.
I just read Robert Reich’s op-ed titled, “Seven ways Trump is destroying the free press,” and I can relate. But I’m here to tell you that the free press will not be destroyed.
Now, I’m not assuming to know bet-
ter than those journalists who are in the big league covering national politics. But
I do know a few things, having worked in the trenches of a small town for the past 20-plus years, publishing, editing, push- ing ads, doing layout and reporting for a 138-year-old weekly newspaper with a cir- culation of 1,400 on a good week.
When the Humboldt County Fair Board — a public entity — told my husband, who was the fair’s general manager for 22 years,
See FERNDALE, Page 5
Afflicting the comfortable
“If a picture is worth a thousand words then no one comforts the afflicted or afflicts the comfortable more than editorial cartoonists,” California State Librarian Greg Lucas wrote to introduce the recent exhibit of California editorial cartoons at the library in Sacramento.
“Artists have been poking fun at the powerful for centuries. In California, cartoonists have been doing it for more than 165 years. From ‘The Wasp’ during the Golden State's first decades to the present.
“This exhibit was the brainchild of Dan Morain, editorial page editor at The Sacramento Bee, who wanted to showcase the work of his friend and colleague, Jack Ohman, the 2016 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and other California editorial cartoonists.”
CNPA, Lucas wrote, “canvassed its members seeking examples of the often acerbic artistry of editorial cartoonists at publications small and large, mainstream and off-beat.”
The show features 15 artists’ work and is an ongoing exhibit.
California State Librarian Greg Lucas gretes visitors and introduces four cartoonists who attended a reception for the exhibit in January. From left, they are Hector Curriel (El Observador, San Jose); S.W. Parra (The Fresno Bee; Jack Ohman (The Sacramento Bee) and Tom Meyer (self- syndicated).
Photos courtesy Hector Curriel
To view images from the show, please visit Artists feature are: Lalo Alcaraz, Darrin Bell, Lisa Benson, Steve Breen, Paul Conrad, Hector Curriel, Paul Duginski, Mark Fiore, David Horsey, Carol Lay, Tom Meyer, Jack Ohman, S.W. Parra, Dennis Renault and Christopher Van Overloop.
The reception invitation
Above and bottom: The California State Library displayed the car- toons in cases, on easels and poster size.
Time well spent: How 3 add value by advising
By Allen Matthews
Special to California Publisher
As media companies cut jobs in the past decade, journalists have moved to public relations, government, tech and numerous other fields.
Yet a sturdy few have had “Welcome Back, Kotter” moments and have become college journalism advisers. Others are part-time, while maintaining their day jobs. Regardless, the esprit de corps of college newsroom is nothing short of magic.
“It’s a good way for journalists to stay in the field and to energize and help,” said Matthew T. Hall, the editorial and opinion
director at the San Diego Union-Tribune and a board member of the national Society of Professional Journalists.
When I left the San Francisco Chronicle in 2016, my plan was to step back from journalism for a few months. Suzy Cain, the Chronicle’s former CFO and now the CFO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, quickly doused that idea when she suggested that
I take over development for the Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s paper. Cain and I are both on the Daily Cal’s board of direc- tors, and it’s where I started my journalism career as a freshman in 1981. It made per-
See ADVISERS, Page 11
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