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Privacy clean-up bill gets governor’s approval

In response to several defects identified in the recently enacted California Data Privacy Protection Act (CDPPA) which raced through the Legislature at lightning speed, the Legislature amended SB 1121 by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to address several of the most glaring deficiencies, which the Governor...

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Committee selects Board nominees

In accordance with Article VI, Section 4. of the CNPA Bylaws, the following report of the Nominating Committee,headed by 2018/19 Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Champion, is submitted to all Active Members of the Association. Nominees for the 2019/20 officers and directors of the California News Publishers Association,...

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Open-government heroes? Nominate

The First Amendment Coalition is soliciting nominees for the FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year for performance of exemplary work in the arena of open government. Qualifications for the award are outstanding accomplishment, service or other contributions to “the people’s right...

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Arthur Sulzberger visits Oct. 26 in Stockton

University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck will lead a conversation with Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, at noon Friday, Oct. 26 at the UOP campus in Stockton. The event is free and open to the public. The...

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So … What have you done? Tell E&P

Editor & Publisher’s March 2019 issue will profile “10 Newspapers That Do It Right.” Never meant to be a “10 Best” list, instead it spotlights select newspapers that have earned a notable achievement in at least one particular area, carried out a successful innovation, implemented...

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Bill Patterson, 91

Bill Patterson, one of “The Bee Four” who did time rather than reveal their sources, died Sept. 23, 2018, The Fresno Bee reported. He was 91. Patterson and fellow reporter Joe Rosato, along with city editor James H. Bort Jr. and Executive Editor George Gruner,...

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