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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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Santa Maria Times captures Lee award

Lee Enterprises presented its President’s Award to the Santa Maria Times for the newspaper’s yearlong series “Green Rush in the 805?”, examining the legalization of cannabis and its impacts on Santa Barbara County. “This award is significant because the Times newsroom was honored by an...

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‘Gaining Digital Readers Without Sacrificing Print’

GateHouse Media Digital Project Manager Summer Moore offers great tips to help you increase your digital reach, while maintaining your current print readership. This includes a number of practical and simple strategies that will steer more eyeballs to your website! Summer Moore is a digital...

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Marilyn Kessler, 85

Marilyn Beck Olson Kessler, former co-owner, co-publisher and co-editor of The Ark in Tiburon, died Nov. 9, 2018, at a hospice facility in Springfield, Mo., the newspaper reports. She was 85. Kessler began as a writer and editor at The Ark in the 1970s, when...

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Sierra County Prospect is CNPA applicant

Sierracountyprospect.org has applied for Digital News Media membership in CNPA. Liz Fisher is publisher of the Downieville-based site, which calls itself “Source of all things Sierra County” and says, “This newspaper tells the truth as clearly as we see it.” It was founded in 2012....

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Join Cal Press Dec. 6-7 in San Francisco

You are cordially invited to join the California Press Foundation for its 141st Annual Winter Meeting, to be held Dec. 6-7 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. The event begins at 4 p.m. Thursday with an informational session co-produced by the...

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ASNE diversity survey reports encouraging shifts

Responses to the 2018 American Society of News Editors Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey are indicative of a sea change in how newsroom representation is measured and discussed. Despite a response rate of about 13 percent, with 293 newsrooms of the 1,700 queried for the survey...

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If you fail to plan…

Those who have read this column over the years have probably seen this quote before: “If you fail to plan … you plan to fail.” I believe that so deeply that it has become embedded in my DNA. But I’m preaching to the choir. You...

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Tim Ritchey adds McClatchy oversight

Tim Ritchey will become group publisher of McClatchy’s Merced Sun-Star, The Fresno Bee and The Tribune in San Luis Obispo when Ken Riddick departs at year end, The Fresno Bee reports. Ritchey, who is also VP/Advertising for McClatchy’s West region, will continue to oversee The...

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Advertising Sales Director

This position is located in Stockton, California, in the San Joaquin Valley, the center of California with close proximity to the beautiful Lake Tahoe recreation area, the Pacific Ocean beaches and the San Francisco Bay Area, with an affordable cost of living. The Delta waterway...

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Resilient members covering news, covered by media

Fire coverage and the posting of crucial community information continues, though the staff of the Malibu Times is still evacuated with the rest of the beach town amid the Woolsey Fire. “We’re still evacuated and will put out the paper once we’re allowed back in...

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