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Quarterly CNPA Board Meeting is Oct. 4 in Sacramento

The Quarterly Meeting of the CNPA Board of Directors is set for Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. The Executive Committee Meeting is from 11 a.m. to Noon. Lunch ($49) is from Noon to 12:50 p.m. and the Board of Directors meeting...

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Gridley Herald closes after 137 years

GateHouse Media’s Gridley Herald, a twice-weekly that covered the Butte County City of Gridley and adjacent towns, issued its final edition on Friday, Aug. 31. The Herald had published for 137 years. “The price of newsprint increasing is the main reason given but the economy...

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‘SEO: Make It Work For You’

Still struggling to see numbers on stories you’re sure will find an audience? Discover what SEO expert David Stone is seeing in Google currently, and how you can drive your newsroom to produce more SEO-friendly content. Also, we’ll explore examples of where a headline missed,...

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ITC reverses newsprint tariffs

Paul Boyle, senior VP for Public Policy at the News Media Alliance, this morning informed CNPA that the International Trade Commission unanimously voted to terminate duties currently being applied to imported Canadian newsprint. The commission’s reasoning will be disclosed when it issues a final report...

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CNPA awards gala May 4 in Long Beach

Following a format change in CNPA’s annual events, the recognition and celebration of members’ best published work will occur separately from the annual meeting of members. The California Journalism Awards Gala will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, at The Westin Long Beach. As reported here...

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National Newspaper Week is Oct. 7-13

National Newspaper Week 2018 will be observed Oct. 7-13, 2018. The annual celebration marks the impact of newspapers in their communities. Material, including editorials, cartoons, promotional ads and more, is now available to CNPA members on the NNW site. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association...

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Local-investor campaign: A follow-up

In March, Publisher Rollie Atkinson rolled out a Direct Public Offer for shares in Sonoma West Publishing, which produces newspapers in Healdsburg, Windsor, Sebastopol and Cloverdale. On Sunday, The New York Times followed up. Atkinson is a quarter of the way to securing that $400k...

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EPPY deadline extended: Win one for California

The deadline has been extended to Sept. 13 for the EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher to honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. California companies have captured EPPYs in the past, but not recently. Maybe this is your year? There is...

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Free webinar: Covering health care

All reporting beats have learning curves, but covering health care is an especially tough assignment. It’s a fast-moving beat riddled with complexity. That’s true whether you’re covering a local hospital merger, rising premiums, or the latest twist in the effort to repeal the Affordable Care...

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