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Country Media buys Del Norte Triplicate

The twice-weekly Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City now is part of Country Media, a Salem (OR)-based group of 15 non-daily newspapers and associated digital media in four states, The Triplicate reports. Western Communications, owner also of the Union Democrat in Sonora, had owned the...

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Register-Pajaronian sold

Rochelle (IL)-based News Media Corp. has sold the weekly Register-Pajaronian in Santa Cruz County, the newspaper reports, to Good Times in Santa Cruz. Terms were not disclosed. “We were pleased to find a Northern California-based publisher with adjacent properties that was a good fit for...

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Bill aims to fund journalists’ memorial

Just prior to the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to establish a permanent memorial to fallen journalists in Washington, D.C. The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 authorizes...

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Marge Apperson, 90

Marge Apperson, former editor-publisher of Southern Siskiyou Newspapers and a former CNPA director, died June 28, 2019, in hospice in Yreka after a short illness. She was 90. Marge and then-husband Orbell Apperson Jr., both Stanford Daily alumni, had acquired the Mount Shasta Herald from...

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Patiently seeking the right buyers

In which it is documented how the townspeople of Idyllwild stepped up with membership support, and it came to pass that the Town Crier’s owners sought the next stewards for a still-going community concern. The Desert Sun went up the hill to cover the story....

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What will change (and won’t)

Along with acknowledging the Alfred Harrell family’s 122-year support for a Bakersfield institution, The Bakersfield Californian’s senior editor and columnist, Robert Price, shares with readers the changes to format, production and printing coming in July. “Many of us at The Californian had known for years...

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Apply by Aug. 23 for data fellowship

The USC Center for Health Journalism’s Data Fellowship is designed for skilled journalists who want to learn to mine data sources to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism. The aim is to help audiences understand key health and child welfare developments. A fellow receives...

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