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Equipment grants go to 7 campuses

Seven California campus media programs will receive grants from the California Press Foundation to improve their production hardware and software. A total of $9,512 will be distributed beginning this month. Grants range from $772 to $1,500. The recipients for 2019 are: Bear Witness, Branham High...

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Grateful crowd honors legal eagles

Dan Laidman, a former journalist, received the 2019 CNPA Freedom of Information Award on May 4 at CNPA’s California Journalism Awards Gala. Laidman has spent the last eight years at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a CNPA Allied Member, to defend the press and fight on...

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Gala: Seen the visuals?

Were you at the Gala? Or couldn’t make it to Long Beach? You are invited to view three galleries of Gala photos, captured by Carlos Delgado Photography: Gala General Red Carpet Photo Booth

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Awards listed

If you missed last week’s awards announcement, you can view all the winners, plus judges’ comments and links to work, here.

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Great Western Audience Summit is June 19-21 in Las Vegas

Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA), Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE) and Texas Circulation Management (TCMA), three longstanding organizations with members in media companies in 12 western states and Canada, are excited to announce the date of their annual audience summit. Click to view ad...

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Art Kunkin, 91

Art Kunkin, founder and editor of the old Los Angeles Free Press, died April 30, 2019, in Joshua Tree, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs reports. He was 91. Kunkin, who edited the first and largest underground newspaper of its kind, from 1964 through 1972,...

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Sales tax repeal garners Assembly committee approval

AB 1776 introduced by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin County) that would repeal the sales tax on newspapers was unanimously passed by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on a 10-0 vote on Monday. CNPA is the sponsor of the measure. AB 1776 will likely be...

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