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Story budget posted for Sunshine Week

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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Gruner Prizes presented in Fresno

Journalists from The Fresno Bee, The Bakersfield Californian and the Mariposa Gazette received George F. Gruner Prizes for Meritorious Public Service in journalism during a ceremony March 1 in Fresno, Fresno State News reports. Winners in the additional categories of News, Features, Columns, Editorials, Sports...

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Norberto Santana Jr., Kelly Aviles honored by SPJ-LA

Norberto Santana Jr., publisher of Voice of OC; and Kelly Aviles, attorney and vice president of Californians Aware; received honors March 1 at The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles chapter’s 42nd annual awards banquet, Voice of OC reports. Santana was named a “Distinguished Journalist,”...

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Brady Teufel is Educator of the Year

The California Journalism & Media Affiliates have named Brady Teufel Journalism Educator of the Year — 4-Year Division. Teufel is associate professor of journalism and assistant department chair at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has been integral to Cal Poly student media’s...

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UNITY umbrella group folds

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, a strategic partnership of several national journalism organizations, has announced it will dissolve and divide its treasury among its three member organizations. The coalition, started in 1998, had these aims: Advocate fair and accurate coverage about diversity, especially race, nationality, ethnicity,...

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NNA members: Nominate for annual awards

Is your newspaper an National Newspaper Association member? Then consider nominating a worthy colleague for the Amos, McKinney or Phillips award. These are the NNA’s highest honors and are awarded to working and retired newspapermen and women who have exhibited distinguished service to the community...

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Tom Bodus to editor in El Centro

Tom Bodus begins this month as editor of the Imperial Valley Press in El Centro, the newspaper reports. Bodus has been an advertising account executive for The Press for four years, though he has extensive editorial experience in trade publications and business journals. Mario Renteria,...

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Dave Barber retiring, Kevin Craig promoted at AMG/Parade

Dave Barber, a longtime executive at AMG/Parade, a CNPA Allied Partner, will retire in July, the company reports. He has been a newspaper publishers representative for Parade and USA Weekend and had served with United Press International, Sawyer-Ferguson-Walker and several newspapers in New Jersey. Kevin...

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Moves elsewhere…

Shanna Cannon, a former publisher of the Ventura County Star, is now publisher of the Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore. She succeeds Logan Molen, who departs with the sale of the company to GateHouse Communications. … Mark Trahant, a former CEO of the Robert C. Maynard...

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Roy Herburger, 87

Roy Herburger, 1996 CNPA president and former publisher newspapers in Elk Grove and Galt, died March 4, 2018, at his Elk Grove home, the Elk Grove Citizen reports. he was 87 and had Parkinson’s disease. Herburger and his first wife Mary acquired the Elk Grove...

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