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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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Don’t let shortcuts thwart quality content

By Jim Pumarlo Many newsrooms, already strained by lean staffs, have seen resources exacerbated by the economic toll of the coronavirus. Circumstances have prompted editors and reporters to take shortcuts in gathering and publishing the everyday churn of news. Some of the practices have merit...

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CNPA Board convenes Oct. 28

  Among the tasks to be undertaken next Thursday, Oct. 28, during the CNPA Quarterly Meeting are review of a proposed bylaw change to require CNPA Members to publish any legal or public notices that appear in their publications to the website maintained by CNPA, capublicnotice.com....

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For your consideration: Health reporting grants

Apply by Dec. 1 for a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Impact Fund. The program welcomes applications from journalists or newsrooms that want to tackle ambitious investigative or explanatory projects – by themselves, as a newsroom-wide undertaking or as...

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Know about: Legal Helpline for CNPA Members

  CNPA’s legal Helpline can help your news company with answers regarding news gathering and the law. The most-common questions involve Public Records Act requests, local government actions, public notice or access to police records. Helpline attorneys give general legal advice and help CNPA Members...

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In Memoriam: Lee Bollinger, 96

Lee Bollinger, who spent most of his 50-year career as an executive at The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, died Oct. 8, 2021, the newspaper reported. He was 96. During Bollinger’s time as the head of classified, the newspaper set national records for ad sales. When he retired in...

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California Local is Allied applicant

California Local has applied for CNPA Allied membership. Chris Neklason is co-founder and CEO of the Santa Cruz-based, statewide news and civic information portal, founded in October 2020. California Local aims to amplify crucial, bona fide local news and to supplement coverage where it is...

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Our online community: Come on in…

The “listserv” potential of CNPA’s closed-circuit gathering place is a key early benefit for those who have entered the portal. Asking questions of fellow members … and getting answers: That’s why many news executives value their CNPA membership. As our members know, CNPA is not...

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Know about: Legal Helpline for CNPA Members

  CNPA’s legal Helpline can help your news company with answers regarding news gathering and the law. The most-common questions involve Public Records Act requests, local government actions, public notice or access to police records. Helpline attorneys give general legal advice and help CNPA Members...

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