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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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Register now for $75 NewsTrain in March

APME’s NewsTrain is coming to CSU Fresno next March 27-28. The two-day, $75 workshop will cover data, video, social, mobile, podcasting, analytics and verification. Registration is now open. NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that has served more than 7,500 journalists in...

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College journalism conference Saturday

Pros from the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register are among the presenters this Saturday at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Regional Conference. Some 21 community college journalism programs are participating in the event, hosted by CSU Fullerton. Along with workshops...

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Four newspapers in southern Monterey County, Calif., members of the award-winning New SV Media newspaper group in Northern California, seek a reporter who will focus on local government, enterprise reporting and features. Successful candidate will be expected to: Generate and organize story ideas Write stories...

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Attorney General issues proposed privacy regulations

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday released long-awaited proposed regulations to set forth how the state will enforce its tough new privacy law. The law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provides consumers control over how businesses collect and manage their personal...

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Why we fight

From the Fall 2019 issue of California Publisher As California’s legislature wrestled with the codification of the Dynamex decision to redefine how California’s employers classify employees vs. who is considered an independent contractor, our industry — like many others — fought hard for exemptions. As...

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National Newspaper Week is now

National Newspaper Week contonues through Saturday. Please publish material highlighting the impact of newspapers in your communities. Two we’ve seen so far: Time to celebrate being your local news source (Plumas News) Funding freedom (Sonoma West Publishing) This year’s theme is “Think F1rst – Know...

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Notice of proposal for bylaw amendments

The CNPA Board of Directors at its Oct. 24 Quarterly Meeting will consider a proposal to change the bylaws that, if approved by the board, would be presented to the Active Members in January along with the annual election of CNPA officers and directors. As...

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Court reverses anti-SLAPP motion in Palisades News case

A California appeals court has reversed a trial court’s denial of Palisades News’ anti-SLAPP motion, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press informs CNPA. CNPA was one of 21 media organizations to join an amicus brief in the case in April. “The court of...

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