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Gala ticket is $50 … ‘til Wednesday

Get your tickets now 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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Century Group launches newspaper in Redlands

Century Group Media on Friday, March 29 launched the Redlands Community News, an all-local weekly community newspaper similar to other weeklies published by the group. The company, owned by Jerry Bean, 2006 CNPA president, publishes five other voluntary-pay community weekly newspapers and one semi-monthly in...

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Honors for the late Rich McKee

The late Richard P. McKee will be inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s Open Government Hall of Fame on April 13 in Dallas, the NFIC reports. McKee was past president of the California First Amendment Coalition and co-founder of Californians Aware (CalAware). He...

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Compensation survey: Submit data to get data

The Inland Press Association has streamlined its Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey to eliminate newspaper industry job titles that are no longer relevant, making for a more user-friendly survey. NICS’ primary mission is to illuminate how a newspaper’s compensation compares with peers along a range of...

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Bob Marshall, 84

Bob Marshall, a former county editor and later assistant managing editor at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, died March 28, 2019, the newspaper reports. He was 84. “He was very smart, kind of a bookworm personality, very dedicated to news gathering and ethics,” said his wife,...

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‘Journalism from Your Phone’

Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, there are numerous apps and tools that can make storytelling by smartphone easier. Sarah Self-Welbeck from the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal shows you tips and tricks on recording and editing audio and video, taking the best photos and time-saving...

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‘Selling Response’

Don’t have the highest circulation in your market or the lowest rates? Are your prospects claiming they have no money and that your print and digital publications no longer work? Are they turning to “free” social media instead? Don’t let that prevent you or your...

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CNPA sales tax bill set for hearing

Legislation introduced on CNPA’s behalf by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin County), that would repeal the sales tax on newspapers, has been set for its first policy committee hearing in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on April 22. The measure, AB 1776 would restore the...

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