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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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Cribb, Cope & Potts is Allied applicant

Cribb, Cope & Potts has applied for Allied membership in CNPA. Allied Members provide goods and services to the state’s news industry. John Thomas Cribb is director of the Helena, Mont.-based brokerage. Jeffrey Potts, its Folsom-based director, is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and Officer, a...

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Survey on visual journalism

CatchLight, a visual-first non-profit media organization, asks for CNPA-Member participation in a survey about the state of visual journalism in California. You can read more about CatchLight’s visual journalism efforts and past pilot programs in this story by the National Press Photographers Association and their impact in this story by...

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In case you missed it: New public-notice website

CNPA has launched a new and improved design of in partnership with Column. “We are intent on finding ways to help CNPA members adapt to and benefit from modern technology,” said CNPA President and CEO Charles Ford Champion II. “Column adheres to that strategy. It is the most cost-efficient and customer-centric...

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209 Multimedia acquires Gustine/Newman papers

Manteca-based 209 Multimedia Corporation has acquired the Gustine Press Standard and Westside Index newspapers and related assets from Newman-based Mattos Newspapers, the Turlock Journal reports. 209 Multimedia publishes the daily Manteca Bulletin and the weeklies Oakdale Leader, Ceres Courier and Turlock Journal. “We firmly believe that local community news organizations remain vital to our subscribers as the...

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Special projects energize staff, community

By Jim Pumarlo I fondly characterize newsrooms as organized chaos. That definition has aptly described operations for the past 18 months with the impact of COVID-19. The story has demanded constant attention, and there are likely fewer reporters to handle the task due to the...

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The Appeal, a five-day daily newspaper in Marysville, California is in search of a reporter/paginator to join our newsroom. The full-time, entry-level position would require news reporting and extensive page design work for the daily publication. Candidates must have prior experience using Adobe InDesign and...

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For your consideration: Survey on visual journalism

CatchLight, a visual-first non-profit media organization, is looking to build a new collaborative resource hub for visual journalism in California, allowing small- to medium=size newsrooms to access and produce high-quality visual journalism (encompassing photography, video and data visualization) to bolster their audience and community engagement....

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In Memoriam: Fred Zehnder, 87

Fred Zehnder, editor and publisher of the San Leandro Times and Castro Valley Forum, died June 27, 2021, after being struck by a pickup while walking in Alameda, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He was 87. Zehnder had a career as a TV news director before founding the San Leandro...

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