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Strickland managing editor at Sonoma West

Zoe Strickland is now managing editor at Sonoma West Publishers, Publisher Rollie Atkinson reports. Strickland, a Rohnert Park native, had been editor of the Cloverdale Reveille since 2018. Atkinson also reports that the company’s conversion to nonprofit ownership, by Sonoma County Local News Initiative, is nearly...

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Affiliated Organization News: Audience Summit is June 23-25

The Great Western Audience Alliance invites CNPA Members to participate in its Great Western Audience Development Summit. The virtual event is set for June 23-25 and will feature large- and smaller-market audience development specialists from around the country. “If your challenges are digital growth or route optimization,...

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Still believe in advertising? At CNPA, we do, too…

CNPA Advertising Services is your strategic partner for delivering local engagement on a statewide or national scale. Through our 3,500+ publishers and partners, we have deep relationships with every community in California and beyond, giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge of what really works. That connection is...

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A News Cafe is CNPA Digital applicant

A News Cafe has applied for Digital News Media membership in CNPA. Doni Chamberlain is publisher of the Redding-based news operation, which was founded in 2007. As noted on its site, A News Cafe is “locally owned and locally interested. It features compelling, interesting, entertaining, exhilarating and...

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From last week: CNPA awards announced

The Los Angeles Times is the General Excellence winner in the large dailies division in the CNPA 2020 California Journalism Awards Print Contest. Good Times, Santa Cruz, is the winner in the large weeklies division. In the Digital Contest, The Sacramento Bee is the General Excellence winner in the large publications...

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Public notice platform update: Join CNPA webinar June 3 for crucial details

Column Founder Jake Seaton, pictured left, and Director of Partnerships Kevin King will join CNPA for an informational webinar at 3 p.m. next Thursday, June 3. CNPA’s adjudicated publishers are strongly encouraged to attend. Register now here. As reported here, CNPA Members will soon have access to public notice software that they...

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Know about: Legal Helpline for CNPA Members

CNPA‘s legal Helpline can help your newsroom and your business by providing answers regarding news gathering and the law. The most-common questions involve Public Records Act requests, local government actions, public notices or access to police records. Helpline attorneys give general legal advice and help CNPA Members...

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Legislative Update, What Happened This Week:

The next two weeks will be floor votes and budget hearings only. The deadline to pass bills to the secound house is June 4th. The budget must be passed by June 15th at Midnight. SB-16 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records Position: Support This bill...

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