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Lauren Gustus to McClatchy regional editor

Lauren Gustus begins in February as a West Coast regional editor for The McClatchy Co., The Sacramento Bee reports. Gustus, a Pepperdine University alum, has been vice president and executive editor of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram since June 2017 and previously was executive editor...

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Nitty-gritty design Top 10

A client recently asked me to put together a presentation for his newspapers on nitty-gritty details that can make or break a design. I came up with just a bit more than a couple dozen. But thinking about them more, I’ve now narrowed them down...

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Contest reprieve: Enter by this Friday

Yes, there was a holiday for some on Monday. Yes, there’s flu going around. Yes, thin staffing is the norm. We hear you. The deadline for entering the California Journalism Awards (formerly the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest) has been extended to 5 p.m. this Friday....

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‘Video Strategies for Newsrooms to Grow Audience’

Video offers your audience a front row seat to history, a chance to feel as if they are intimately connected and an opportunity to deeply understand an issue. This session will help you decide what video strategies to adopt, what technology to use and how...

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Circulation legal seminar is Feb. 9

The Cal-Western Circulation Managers Association will host its 38th consecutive Legal Seminar on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Valencia Country Club in Valencia. Presenters on the program include Jim Ewert, CNPA general counsel; Rick Hively, president of the Wilson Gregory Agency; and L. Michael Zinser,...

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Wolf Rosenberg launches consultancy

Rosenberg Media Consulting has applied for Allied Partner membership in CNPA. Provisional membership is granted until the CNPA Board of Directors reviews the application on Feb. 22. Wolf Rosenberg is a longtime California newspaper publisher and former VP/Advertising at CNPA Services Inc. “Getting Back to...

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Grants offered for health reporting

The USC Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund this year will award four to eight reporting grants of up to $10,000 each to support health projects put forward by individual reporters, intra-newsroom teams and multiple newsroom collaboratives. Grantees also receive six months of mentoring: guidance...

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