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Fake news fears elicit more legislation

Fact-checkers, false news warnings, and outreach requirements. Those are just a few of the suggested elements of the “False Information Strategic Plans” bill recently introduced by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) with SB 1424. The bill would require any person who operates a social media website...

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Circulation Manager

This position oversees the distribution of four weekly publications in Santa Clara County and two in San Benito County. The circulation manager will work out of our Downtown San Jose and Gilroy offices with a weekly visit to our Fremont distribution center. It provides professional...

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California Journalism Awards finalists announced

After a busy few weeks of sorting through entries and then judges’ decisions, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 2017 California Journalism Awards, formerly the Better Newspapers Contest. The top four or five finalists for each category are listed in alphabetical...

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Your newsroom is a moneymaker, Neil Chase says

The same week that a national coalition of publishing associations and printing companies spoke out against tariffs on Canadian newsprint, the executive editor of a newspaper-based media company recommended that we all look ahead confidently to the end of display and banner advertising. That editor...

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Summit rates go up after Friday

Still want a discount? Act fast. You have until this Friday, March 23 to register for the 2018 CNPA Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The hotel deadline is also March 23. “Navigating a New Tomorrow” is your glimpse into the...

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Mary Huss oversees two business journals

Mary Huss is now president and publisher of American City Business Journals’ Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, The SVBJ reports. She had been publisher of the San Francisco company since 1991. “ACBJ will continue to have two distinct business journals in...

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Gregg Knowles’ Smart Shoppers win

Gregg Knowles, a CNPA Associate Member, licensed newspaper broker and publisher of the two-edition Smart Shopper papers in Carroll and Denison, Iowa, reports that his papers received First Place General Excellence in the recent 9-State Midwest Free Community Papers 2018 Competition hosted by Midwest Free...

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