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Members approve bylaw revisions

Members approve bylaw revisions

CNPA Members last week approved a CNPA Bylaws revision that aims to foster membership inclusion.

The bylaw changes were presented to a digital vote by Active Members of the association and tallied at the Annual Business Meeting on April 29.

With the revision, the bylaws now 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.”

During the Quarterly Meeting, the board approved applications for these five members:


El Popular, Bakersfield (Weekly)
Point Reyes Light, Inverness (Weekly) 
Westside Story Newspaper, San Bernardino (Weekly)


Talkov Law Corp., Riverside (Allied)