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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Current Members

CNPA member news companies and their staff benefit from a statewide resource that informs and supports their business and their craft. These members support the advocacy that protects the rights of a free press.

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New Members

New members become part of a resource that serves the common interests of its members. With CNPA, you are connected to the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.


Who Should

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Individuals who create & market content to California publishers, as well as those with a legacy connection to CNPA.


Newspapers that publish three or fewer times per week.


Non-newspaper periodicals that cover a city, region or state.


Local sites, for-profit and non-profit, that gather and publish local news digitally


Press operations that print daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and other publications.


Newspapers that publish four or more times per week.


High school, community college and university newsrooms.


Vendors and suppliers to the California news industry.

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Job Board

CNPA connects top talent with employers throughout California. Post your job openings, or look for your next career opportunity. 

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Legal Help

At CNPA we are here to help with your news coverage and answer questions ranging from how to access the information you need to access to local government actions to anything else your reporters come across.

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California Journalism Awards

CNPA recognizes the best in journalism, in print and online, in the Golden State in its annual  conference and awards gala. Enter in January 2021.

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Ongoing events and webinars that educate and offer unique networking opportunities that keep professionals connected across the state throughout the year.

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From our annual Capital Conference to online webinars, CNPA organizes  informative events that keep you on the cutting edge of trends and technology in the news business.


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Advertising Services

CNPA Advertising Services is your strategic partner for delivering local engagement on a statewide or national scale. Through our publishers and partners, we have deep relationships with every community in CA and beyond.

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California Publisher

California Publisher is the official publication of CNPA. Covering news and trends, buying and selling, technological developments and historical events in this diverse industry since 1922. Offered as a digital edition and as a California Publisher app.



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