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The Record to shutter press facility

GateHouse Media’s Stockton property, The Record, will close its printing facility in October, President and Publisher Deitra R. Kenoly announced last week. “Unfortunately, this is a trend that is happening throughout the industry that has reached us here in Stockton,” she said. “The costs of...

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ASNE, APME affirm merger

Members of the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors, meeting for a joint national convention in Austin, Texas, today voted to merge this coming year into a new organization called the News Leaders Association. “These are challenging times for our business...

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Sonoma West lands ‘listening grant’

Among the newsrooms receiving Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) grants is Sonoma West Publishing. Rollie Atkinson is publisher of the company that produces newspapers in Healdsburg, Windsor, Sebastopol and Cloverdale. Atkinson told CNPA last week that his company intends to deploy its grant by...

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Washington, D.C. fellowship covers pension issues

The National Press Foundation invites applicants for a four-day training program about the state of public and private pensions; pension investment and transparency; workforce and retirement issues; pension modernization and reforms; pension management and debt; and the impact of pension issues on retirees. The training...

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Emelyn Rodriguez named executive director of CalAware

Emelyn C. Rodriguez, a Sacramento attorney practicing in the law of politics and political reform, has been named executive director of Californians Aware (CalAware), a nonprofit organization supporting citizens’ access to governmental meetings and records, constitutional free speech and press rights, and whistleblower protections. Rodriguez,...

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John Foley, 94

John Foley, a former deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, died Sept. 5, 2018, at a senior-living home in Azusa, The Times reports. He was 94. In 1968, Foley devised the Column One feature, which provided a front-page space to showcase long-form, literary...

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International Trade Commission reverses newsprint tariffs

Last week, the International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted to terminate the countervailing and anti-dumping duties that have been charged on imported Canadian newsprint since January of this year. While the Commission’s welcome decision was released last week, stakeholders must wait several more weeks to...

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GVWire applies for CNPA membership

Fresno-based GVWire.com has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Darius Assemi is its publisher and Bill McEwen is its news director. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 4, GVWire is a provisional member of CNPA and is eligible...

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