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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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Many laws take effect today

New laws dealing with freedom of information, industrial relations, advertising and privacy are included in the session recap compiled recently by CNPA’s legislative staff. Please review and share with your company’s staff. Meanwhile, your CNPA advocacy team is on the case again, reviewing all the...

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‘Newsroom Safety & Security’

Since the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018, newsroom employees have wondered if they are safe in their workplace. We’ll go over personal safety tips and security information to ensure you’re informed. Jean Hodges is the senior director of content for GateHouse Newsroom. Hodges develops...

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Capital Conference arrives in just one month; 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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Paula Patton to retire in Eureka

Paula Patton, publisher of Digital First Media’s Times-Standard in Eureka since 2013, will retire in late January, the newspaper reports. She previously had been a newspaper executive at the Appeal Democrat in Marysville, Lompoc Record and Napa Valley Register. “I’ve always told my staff that...

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Neil Chase to CEO at CALmatters

Neil Chase will become chief executive officer of CALmatters, a CNPA Digital News Member, on Jan. 2, the nonprofit news organization said. Chase has been executive editor of Digital First Media properties The Mercury News and the East Bay Times since 2016 and previously had...

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Jan. 17 webinar on newsroom safety

Please take note of this free upcoming webinar, provided by Online Media Campus: “Newsroom Safety & Security” Noon-1 p.m. Pacific, Thursday, Jan. 17 Free for CNPA Members Presenter: Jean Hodges, GateHouse Media Since the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018, newsroom employees have wondered if...

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Nikki Moore, CNPA’s legal counsel, to depart

CNPA Legal Counsel Nikki Moore announced last week that she is leaving the association to become counsel to the California Assembly Public Safety Committee. Moore has been with CNPA for a little over four years. “Nikki was pivotal in several recent CNPA legislative successes including...

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Contest’s Open Division recognizes best of the best

This year’s CNPA California Journalism Awards features an “Open Division” that will recognize the top entries from a select number of categories in the Print and Digital contests regardless of circulation or audience size. First-place entries from the following categories will be automatically entered in...

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