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Wick sells Half Moon Bay Review

Arizona-based Wick Communications has sold the weekly Half Moon Bay Review to Coastside News Group, a newly formed company run by San Mateo County residents. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CAL DVM, a California subsidiary of Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a...

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Education reporting honored

Reporters from these CNPA-member publications received John Swett Awards for outstanding achievements in reporting and interpreting public education issues during 2017: East Bay Times in Walnut Creek, Monterey Herald, The Reporter in Vacaville, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Salinas Californian, San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Valley...

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Health reporting fellowships: Apply by Aug. 27

The Center for Health Journalism at USC invites applicants for its 2018 California Data Fellowship, which comes with four days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a $2,000-$3,500 reporting stipend. The fellowship is Oct. 17-20, and 10 California journalists will participate in this...

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Jumping inside: The ins and outs of it all

I am no fan of jumps. Anyone who has been to my workshops and/or followed my blog knows that. The main reason why I don’t like jumps is that readers tell us time and again that they don’t like jumps. Some won’t even start a...

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Julia Millon, 27

Julia Millon, a reporter and contributing editor at the Winters Express, died May 28, 2018, in a car accident, The Sacramento Bee reported. She was 27 and was to begin last week as The Express’ managing editor. “Julia’s passing is a terrible loss for the...

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Steve Penna, 59

Steve Penna, a former sales manager at the San Mateo Daily Journal and for the old Independent Newspaper Group, died June 1, 2018, The Daily Journal reports. He was 59. Penna also was founder and publisher of The Spectrum magazine in Redwood City.

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Warren Watson, 67

Warren Watson, a lifelong editor, author and association executive, died May 27, 2018, in Augusta, Maine, the Portland (Maine) Press-Herald reported. He was 67 and had pneumonia and complications related to diabetes. Watson followed a long editorial career with stints as vice president of the...

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Multimedia city reporter

The award-winning Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper in beautiful Southern Oregon seeks a full-time, multimedia reporter to cover the city of Ashland. We’re looking for a passionate journalist who is curious, a critical thinker and dedicated to telling a good story that’s fair, balanced and accurate....

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Senate votes to end police secrecy

The state Senate took a monumental step this week to loosen the vise on police personnel records, which has long prevented newspapers from investigating police shootings and controversial encounters with the public. Sponsored by CNPA, SB 1421 is an iteration of legislation that CNPA has...

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