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The Last Word? Deadlines and housekeeping…

“It’s a hell of a lot easier to clean toilets and make some beds up and host people than it is to put out a weekly newspaper.” — Caroline Titus, Ferndale Enterprise editor and publisher (and Airbnb superhost), quoted at

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Brian Williams is editor in Atascadero/Paso Robles

Brian Williams is now editor of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, The News reports. This is a return for Williams, who edited the two papers from 2013 to 2016. Most recently, he had been assistant publisher/managing editor of Rhode Island Suburban...

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Marc Lutz to editor at Calaveras Enterprise

Marc Lutz became editor of the Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, the newspaper reported. He is a former editor, cartoonist and experienced newspaper producer at the Lodi News-Sentinel. Lutz also has reported and edited for The Business Journal in Fresno, the Union Democrat in Sonora...

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Amy Pyle to head USA Today investigations

Amy Pyle, editor in chief at The Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, joins Gannett’s USA Today Network as head of investigations, USA Today reports. Pyle, with CIR since 2012, previously had been assistant managing editor for investigations at The Sacramento Bee.

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National editorial push: A recap

Last week, Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, called on editorialists nationwide to weigh in with unique local messages about the administration’s assault on the press. “The dirty war on the free press must end,” the call to action said. “Publications, whatever...

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CNPA Nominating Committee appointed

CNPA President Ron Hasse has selected members of the Nominating Committee, which will create a slate of officers and board director nominees to be elected at CNPA’s Annual Business meeting, to be held during The Capital Conference (formerly known as the CNPA Press Summit) in...

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