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Free legal workshops for journalists in July

The Media Law Resource Center is offering free legal workshops for journalists during the month of July. Locations and details are listed below. Legal Workshops for Journalists July 10, The Sacramento Bee July 11, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco Hosted by Media Law...

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Three benefits for you and your crew

1. Relevant, time-saving webinars are available at no cost to your team, if you choose to inform them of the availability. Details appear in each week’s CNPA Bulletin, or visit Online Media Campus. 2. Crucial coverage of healthcare issues that affect rural news consumers is...

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What local news means to Mark DeSaulnier

The working group also is pushing the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, the antitrust “safe harbor” act described here last week. The Columbia Journalism Review explains why Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose 11th Congressional District includes most of Contra Costa County, formed The Working Group on...

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Judge orders halt to national subscription scam

A federal judge in Oregon last week ordered individuals and companies to pay $8.9 million to the Federal Trade Commission and demanded they halt sending fraudulent invoices that aimed to secure payment from consumers for newspaper subscriptions. “The companies, mostly based in Oregon, engaged in...

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Restitution for man who hacked Palo Alto Online

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced in San Jose federal court to time already served, one year of home incarceration with electronic monitoring, three years of supervised release and $27,130 in restitution for hacking and temporarily shutting down Palo Alto Online and other Embarcadero Media...

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Mid Valley Times to debut

A consolidation of flags is set for July, said Fred Hall, publisher of onetime CNPA members Reedley Exponent, Sanger Herald and Dinuba Sentinel. The weekly Mid Valley Times debuts with the July 4 issue. “When one combines three of anything it means expanded coverage of...

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Honors for The Independent, publisher Joan Seppala

Joan Seppala, who founded The Independent in Livermore in 1963, was honored June 2 along with her newspaper as the Livermore Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year in Alameda County. It was also the occasion of her 80th birthday. Seppala is a crusader who confirms...

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Rob Galloway adds oversight

Rob Galloway became general manager of Swift Communications; Sierra Nevada Media Group. last week, the Nevada Appeal reports. Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Tribune in South Lake Tahoe since 2016, also oversees The Record-Courier in Gardnerville and The Lahontan Valley News in Fallon.

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