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Dan Barnett, 83

Dan Barnett, a former owner and publisher of the Amador Dispatch, died May 28, 2019, the Ledger Dispatch reports. He was 83. Barnett began as editor of The Dispatch in 1964 and acquired ownership of the company a year later. He worked with Mike Bohl...

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Assembly moves amended independent contractor bill to Senate

AB 5 introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), a bill that would codify the California Supreme Court’s holding in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court passed out of the Assembly last week on a 59-15 vote. The Court’s decision in Dynamex applied a...

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Stanford Daily is CNPA applicant

The Stanford Daily has applied for Campus membership in CNPA. Regan Pecjak is CFO of The Daily, which publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The Daily “strives to serve the Stanford community with relevant, unbiased journalism and provides its editorial and business staffs...

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California Journalism Awards shipped

Plaques and certificates were mailed and shipped earlier this month to winners of the 2018 California Journalism Awards. CJA plaques are awarded to newspapers who placed first and second in the Print, Digital and Campus competitions, and to first-place winners in the new Open Contest...

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Kristin Roberts to Vice President/News at McClatchy

Kristin Roberts began this week as vice president of News for Sacramento-based McClatchy, The Sacramento Bee reports. Roberts had been one of four regional editors and will continue to be based in Miami. She will have oversight of the company’s 30 newsrooms across 14 states,...

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Free stuff: Disaster-prep checklist

The Oklahoma Press Association once again offers a disaster-readiness checklist to CNPA members. “Every year one of our members (or their community) gets crushed by some disaster, typically weather-related,” OPA Executive Director Mark Thomas says. “They persevere and display heroism and grit as they cover...

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Michael Ellis Langley leaves Tracy Press

“Michael came to us with no experience in newspapers, but a wealth of local news management experience in TV and radio,” Publisher Will Fleet said of the Tracy native. “He turned out to be the ideal local newspaper editor who brought to us a great...

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‘Conquer Your Inbox, Boost Your Sales!’

Did you know that 174 work hours per year are LOST by media sales reps who poorly manage their email inbox? Ryan Dohrn, a 25-year media sales veteran, has interviewed over 500 high performing salespeople and will share their best email management advice and techniques...

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