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To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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CNPA adds five members

The CNPA Board of Directors approved five applications for membership at its Quarterly Meeting on April 18 in Sacramento: Active Coalinga Press (weekly); Mary Blyth Jones, publisher The Upbeat Times (monthly), Santa Rosa; Paul Doyle, publisher Allied Interlink, Berrien Springs, MI; Brad Hill, CEO Myles...

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Need Gala tickets? Join waitlist

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the California Journalism Awards Gala, set for Saturday evening, May 4 at The Westin Long Beach. The black tie-optional event is designed to recognize and celebrate CNPA members’ best published work from 2018. Thanks to CNPA’s generous event sponsors, early...

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Local Media Association adds business accelerator

The Local Media Association has launched Accelerate Local, which aims to discover, develop and implement transformative business models that ensure a thriving future for local news. Peter Newton, former chief operating officer of GateHouse Media, will be managing director of Accelerate Local.

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Webby Award winners named

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over 2,000 industry experts and technology innovators, has announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Established in 1996, the Webby Awards honor excellence in seven major media types: Websites, Video,...

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Public records ombudsperson bill clears its first hurdle

A bill that would allow requesters whose California Public Records Act requests have been denied by state agencies the option to use an administrative appeal process passed out of its first committee last week. Assemblymember Vince Fong’s (R-Bakersfield) AB 289 would establish the California Public...

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