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Ledger Dispatch’s augmented reality app is E&P winner

Editor and Publisher has released its annual list of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” which honors “innovative revenue strategies, impactful journalism, and creative audience growth.” Among the honorees is the Ledger Dispatch in Jackson, The Rural Blog reports: “The Ledger Dispatch in Jackson, Calif.,...

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Garth Stapley is opinions editor at The Modesto Bee

Garth Stapley began this week as editorial-page editor at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports. He had been a reporter in Modesto since 1993. Stapley has a journalism degree from Sacramento State and a Master’s degree from Stanislaus State, where he studied international relations. He...

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Measure introduced to thwart CPRA enforcement

Legislation was introduced just before last Friday’s deadline that would make it more difficult for CPRA requesters to go to court to protect their right to information when their requests are denied. The bill, SB 615 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), would also impose...

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More new bills introduced last week

CNPA has identified several more bills put across the desk just before last Friday’s deadline that have a potential impact on newspapers. Here is a brief description of bills of interest that newspapers will want to keep an eye on: Freedom of Information SB 53...

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Are you a judge? Deadline is March 4

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered to judge the 3,036 entries in the California Journalism Awards’ print, digital and campus contests. The deadline for completing your judging assignments is 5 p.m. next Monday, March 4. Reminders were emailed this morning to judges who have yet...

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TownNews acquires digital CMS

Iowa-based Lee Enterprises has announced that its subsidiary, TownNews, has reached an agreement to purchase the content management system business from GTxcel, a Boston-based digital company that provides content management services to more than 200 broadcasters and magazine publishers. “A big part of our strategy...

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National college convention this week

California news and publishing pros will join hundreds of college and university media students and advisers this Thursday through Saturday in La Jolla for the Associated College Press/College Media Business and Advertising Managers Midwinter National College Journalism Convention. Keynote presenters include Jeff Light, The San...

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Phil Jaffe, 85

Phillip B. Jaffe, a former publisher of Brehm Communications Inc.’s Mountain News in Lake Arrowhead, died Feb. 19, 2019, his family reported. He was 85. Jaffe, whose printing and publishing career spanned more than 40 years, was publisher in Lake Arrowhead from 1983 to 1998....

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