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The Mountain Democrat, California’s oldest newspaper, is looking for a community-minded professional to fill the position of reporter. This is a full-time, general assignment position. A commitment to community journalism, innovative thinking and an understanding of what makes a strong community is a must. This...

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Gentlemen of the Gala

Black tie was mandatory for 2015 CNPA President Dean Eckenroth, President-Elect Chuck Champion (above) and others who helped to pack the house for the California Journalism Awards on Saturday night, May 4 in Long Beach. CNPA President Paulette Brown-Hinds, chair of the Gala Committee, welcomed...

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Bob Aguilar, 74

Robert Aguilar, a former advertising executive at several California newspapers, died May 1, 2019, in Lumberton, Texas, the San Angelo Standard-Times reports. He was 74. Aguilar was advertising director at the Record Searchlight in Redding from 2000 to 2004 before becoming publisher in San Angelo....

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Award winners to be named Saturday

Final preparations are underway for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for this Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The Gala, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., is sold out. At the event, attendees will see the best journalism in California from 2018....

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Got California veterans’ photos?

Over the past five years, community newspapers from across the country have joined the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Faces Project. VVMF is the organization that built and maintains the Vietnam Veterans WALL in Washington D.C. Several years ago, the VVFM started a project known as...

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‘Classified Rescue’

Do you still have a Classified Section that advertisers want to buy and readers want to shop? Running Classifieds is a science and no one understands that science better than Janet DeGeorge (a line right out of TV’s “Bar Rescue”). In this webinar, DeGeorge will...

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The Voice shall not be silenced

“Every time you try to censor the press, the district always has to learn the hard way. When you try to silence our voice, all it does is make our voice louder.” — Kathi Duffel, Bear Creek High School, Stockton, in Columbia Journalism Review’s “Q&A:...

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