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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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Lita Reid, 87

Lita Reid, former managing editor of the Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, died March 4, 2018, in Sacramento, the newspaper reported. She was 87 and had Parkinson’s disease. Reid began in 1972 as a part-time reporter and worked as a reporter before eventually becoming managing editor....

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Bill that threatens public notices not yet scheduled for hearing

Legislation that threatens public notices required to be placed by sanitation districts in newspapers of general circulation has not yet been set for a committee hearing. AB 2003 by Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Huntington Beach), would repeal existing newspaper publication requirements for competitive bidding for the...

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Posting requirements for police policies gets another try

After a veto by Governor Jerry Brown last year, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) is trying again to improve transparency in policing. SB 978 is a slightly narrower version of a similar measure from last year, which would require police agencies to post all their current...

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Quashing fake news with media literacy

In a continued effort to address the flood of misinformation now ubiquitously called “fake news,” the Senate Education Committee heard two efforts to create digital media literacy curriculum in California schools-to teach students how to be critical consumers of news. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa...

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Advertising Sales Position

The Porterville Recorder has an opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The right candidate will be customer oriented, professional, have sales skills experience and must be able to prospect new customers and promote our products. Bilingual a plus. Current driver’s license and auto...

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Sunshine Week through Sunday…

Holding those in power to account is at the heart of the free press in America. It also has become more challenging amid the explosion of social media, attacks on journalism and shifting social norms. This is the topic explored in this year’s reporting project...

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Dave Gauger brokers Santa Paula sale

Dave Gauger of Gauger Media Service Inc., a CNPA Allied Partner, reports that he co-represented Don and Debbie Johnson in the recent sale of their twice-weekly Santa Paula Times to longtime reporter and editor Peggy Kelly. The Times is published twice weekly with Wednesday’s edition...

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