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Carrier exemption moved to governor

The State Assembly early last Saturday passed AB 170, which would provide a one-year extension to comply with a new landmark labor measure, AB5, USA Today reported. “The newspaper industry will try to figure out a model that works for distribution within the means the...

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Free stuff: Health column covers e-cigarettes

The latest Rural Health News Service “Thinking About Health” column is “E-cigarettes May Be Leading to Lung Disease Epidemic.” The twice-monthly columns, free for publication by CNPA Members with support from the California Press Foundation, are intended to help readers better understand the health issues...

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Fellowship: Criminal-justice reporting

The National Press Foundation seeks applicants for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on criminal justice. The program is from Nov. 10-12, followed by the American Society of Criminology Conference, Nov. 13-16 in San Francisco. The application...

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L.A. Press Freedom Week is now

L.A. Press Freedom Week continues through Thursday. The Los Angeles Times is a co-presenter, along with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, of this multi-day celebration of press freedom and the First Amendment that will engage the public and the journalistic community in and around Los...

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Rachael Garcia to editor at Record Gazette

Rachael Garcia in August began as editor of Century Group Newspapers’ Record Gazette in Banning. Garcia recently served as associate editor of the Duncan McIntosh Company, Inc. in Fountain Valley, a publisher of boating magazines. Prior to working there, she was a news assistant and...

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Hector Hernandez Jr. is editor at Highland Community News

Hector Hernandez Jr. is now editor of Century Group Newspapers’ Highland Community News. Hernandez, an Azusa Pacific University alum, had been a reporter for the Highland paper for five years. Hernandez replaced James Folmer, who became editor of Century Group’s new Redlands Community News.

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CNPA in play on last night of legislative session

After receiving its last set of amendments last Friday, Sept. 6, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s (D-San Diego) AB 5 was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday after final approval by the Assembly. The last set of amendments...

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Rare full-time news opening on award-winning weekly in the mountains of Northern California. Seeking a reporter to cover breaking news, crime, courts and a secondary school district. Opportunities abound for in-depth reporting and some whimsical features, too. Paginating/photography skills a plus. Social media, videography, copy...

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AB 5: The effort continues

This Tuesday afternoon, the CNPA push continues to convince the state legislature to protect the independent contractor status of newspaper carriers. An exemption for freelancers has already been amended into the bill. As General Counsel Jim Ewert told the San Francisco Chronicle, “My fear is...

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