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Get your contest entries ready

It’s time to start gathering your entries for the 2017 California Journalism Awards (formerly called the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest). Contest entry packages were mailed earlier this month. Category descriptions and entry rules are also available online: Editorial Campus Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan....

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Giving Tuesday? Consider Cal Press

The California Press Foundation, whose 140th Annual Winter Meeting has been promoted for several weeks in this Bulletin, welcomes the interest and support of those with an affinity for the past, present and future of California’s press. Today, your inbox likely is stuffed with Giving...

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Legislative teams to huddle in D.C.

The CNPA legislative affairs team will share and trade strategies with other states’ governmental-affairs advocates during the annual NAM Legislative Conference Dec. 3-5 in Washington, D.C. Among those attending are executive directors, legislative affairs directors and staffs, and lawyers and lobbyists for newspaper associations. Tom...

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Save the date: Governmental Affairs Day, Feb. 21

Support CNPA’s Government Affairs’ efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legislators and legislative leaders.

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Auburn Journal goes to twice-weekly

The Auburn Journal will go to a two-day print-publishing cycle — Sundays and Thursdays — beginning this Sunday, The Journal reports. It had been a five-day paper. Gold Country Media Associate Publisher Bill Sullivan offers guidance to concerned readers, in Placer County and beyond: “The...

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People on the move

Patrick Birmingham, a former general manager of the Ventura County Star, is now VP of Philanthropy and Governmental Relations at Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tenn. He retired as publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2016. … John Zidich, a former publisher of the Reno...

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Seeking controller for family-owned media company based in Salem, Oregon. We’re a fourth-generation, family-owned company with a portfolio of newspapers, magazines and digital products. We win national and regional awards for our journalism and business innovation. Our most recent honor was for Best New Digital...

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‘Free and cheap tools your newsroom should use’

Our audience wants to interact with journalism, which can take time and money to develop. This session will introduce you to a host of tools available to help you and your newsroom with mapping, building interactive timelines, producing quick videos, social videos and more. Presenter...

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Contest details in your mailbox

Check your mail for the 2017 California Journalism Awards entry packages sent last week. If you didn’t receive your package, the information is available online: Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Contest period is Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017....

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Mark Twain Award to Ben Bagdikian

The California Press Foundation’s 2017 Mark Twain Award for Journalistic Excellence in California will go to the late Ben H. Bagdikian. This statewide honor goes to those from the writerly world: editors, writers, cartoonists whose journalistic work, either regional or statewide in nature, challenged the...

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