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Claudia Smith-Hill, 97

Claudia Smith-Hill, former editor of the weekly Willits News in Mendocino County, died Dec. 19, 2018, the newspaper reported. She was 97. Claudia started at the newspaper as a clerk and social editor. Later, she and husband Richard Hill, along with four other families, acquired...

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Contest deadline in three weeks

With the deadline fast approaching, it’s time to gather your best work from 2018 for the California Journalism Awards. Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 28. Entry packages for Print and Campus contests – and the new Digital contest – were mailed to CNPA members...

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Four confirmed for internship grants

Four students have been confirmed for California Press Foundation internship grants in 2019. A panel of three Foundation reviewers selected them from 10 applicants. The students, who demonstrated an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news media business in California, will receive a $2,500educational...

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Capital Conference is Feb. 5-6 in Sacramento; register now

Registration is now open for the Feb. 5-6 CNPA Capital Conference, themed “The State of News: Truth, Technology, Transformation.” The Capital Conference will combine the annual Governmental Affairs Day and Annual Press Summit into a single event. It will feature discussions and presentations on sustainable...

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Push is on to keep migrant-labor ads in print

The National Newspaper Association has objected to a U.S. Labor Department proposal to move farm labor-recruitment advertising from daily newspapers to the internet, reports Tonda F. Rush, the NNA’s director of public policy, in The Rural Blog. The Labor Department proposes allowing the ad postings...

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Free stuff: Open Government Guide

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has released a new edition of its Open Government Guide covering open government law and practice in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The online guide details the rights of reporters and other...

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California offers tax credits for companies adding FTEs

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). There are $75 million in tax credits available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in the state. The...

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Graphic Designer

Company: The Half Moon Bay Review, an award-winning community weekly newspaper with a circulation of 4,500 on the San Mateo Coastside Department: Composing Reports To: Publisher Basic Function: Newspaper page layout, special publication layout and print ad design. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Page layout of...

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Happy New Year! Have some webinars

Admission to Online Media Campus webinars is free in 2019 for anyone at a CNPA-member organization, thanks to grant support from the California Press Foundation. Online Media Campus provides webinar programs on writing and editorial topics, print and online advertising sales, technology, social networking, management...

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