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Bill preserves right to access directory information

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1036 by Senator Scott Wilk (D-Santa Clarita), a bill that prohibits an agency from publishing the home address of an individual who speaks at a school board meeting. CNPA pushed for an amendment, which was ultimately included in the measure,...

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Free seminar covers brand-new laws

Legal Counsel Nikki Moore will take CNPA’s “Rights and Risks” seminar to several California newsrooms in coming weeks: Sacramento Valley Mirror, Willows: 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 10 Lodi News-Sentinel: 1 p.m. this Thursday, Oct 11 Long Beach Post: 1 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 19...

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Five new members approved

The CNPA Board of Directors approved five applications for membership at its Quarterly Meeting on Oct. 4 in Sacramento: Active Kenwood Press (twice-monthly), Alec and Ann Peters, publishers Digital News Media GVWire, Fresno; Darius Assemi, publisher ChicoSol, Chico; Leslie Layton, publisher Campus Eastside College Preparatory...

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CNPA directors discuss issues, efforts

The CNPA Board of Directors received a briefing about the organization’s Governmental Affairs efforts and issues during the Oct. 4 Quarterly Meeting in Sacramento. Committee Chairman Jeff Glasser (Los Angeles Times) and CNPA staffers Jim Ewert and Nikki Moore described the season’s highs and lows...

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A little extra in your inbox

The new CNPA Morning Memo began landing in your email box starting this week. The Memo is an additional way for CNPA’s staff to reach out with occasional items of interest. The Memo is supported by CNPA’s Allied Members. (So click some ads, hmmm?) The...

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Julie Makinen to top editor at Desert Sun

Julie Makinen began this week as executive editor of Gannett’s Desert Sun in Palm Springs. Makinen is a veteran manager of newsrooms in Beijing, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Most recently, she had been a fellow at Stanford University and a faculty member at San...

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