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National Newspaper Week is Oct. 6-12

National Newspaper Week 2019 will be observed Oct. 6-12. The 79th annual celebration marks the impact of newspapers in their communities. This year’s theme is “Think F1rst – Know Your 5 Freedoms.” Material, including editorials, cartoons, promotional ads and more, is now available to CNPA...

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Tri-County Sentry is CNPA applicant

Tri-County Sentry has applied for membership in CNPA. Lisa Grace-Kellogg is publisher of the Oxnard-based Sentry, which was founded in 1978. The weekly broadsheet is billed as “The Tri-County’s only multicultural newspaper.” Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 24, Tri-County Sentry...

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Whitney Prout departs CNPA; Helpline is open

CNPA Legal Counsel Whitney Prout has left the association to become an associate at the law firm of Gordon and Rees in Sacramento where she will have a real-property practice. Prout was with CNPA for eight months. “Whitney was a terrific asset for CNPA, as...

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Diversity survey results released

Journalists of color make up nearly a third of the full-time workforce among online-only news organizations, according to data collected in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Diversity Survey. The survey reflects newsroom demographics as they existed on Dec. 31, 2018. “Participation in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom...

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Heads up: Reporter, grant, workshop

Here are three opportunities to enhance your staff’s skills and your newsroom’s reach. 1. Report for America seeks applications for news organizations to host a corps member. Any type of news organization can apply. Report for America has eight reporters stationed in California this year....

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Action Item: Tell readers about AB 5

CNPA offers a choice of two op-eds to consider regarding Assembly Bill 5, which could, if passed, end the home delivery of some newspapers in California. Staff requests that you consider publishing whichever piece you are most comfortable with as soon as possible. Meanwhile, here...

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Mike Blinder acquires E&P from McIntosh

Media consultant Mike Blinder plans to publish Editor & Publisher, a CNPA Allied Member, under a new company called The Curated Experiences Group, E&P reports in a news release. The sale closed Aug. 30, transferring it from Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., which had owned E&P...

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The Last Word? Rolling with the punches…

“It’s really kind of sad that at a time when the threat to information and democracy is at its highest … that that’s the time when we have a smaller staff. That’s not good. Anything you lose now from this point – whether it’s one...

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Steve Hunt, 64

A memorial service will be held Sept. 17 in Upland for Steve Hunt, president, publisher and editor of GateHouse Media’s Daily Press in Victorville, five weekly publications and their websites. Hunt died Aug. 27, 2019, The Daily Press reported. He was 64 and had congestive...

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Janet Armantrout, 77

Janet Armantrout, editor of The Independent in Livermore for more than 30 years, died Aug. 24, 2019, of complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease, the newspaper reported. She was 77. Armantrout joined The Independent in production in 1964, the year after its founding. She added...

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