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Holiday closures at CNPA

The CNPA office will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back and bright on Monday. Best wishes for a safe and filling holiday.

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Part-Time Reporter

Do you share our passion for community newspapers? Are you curious, observant, articulate, enterprising — and can you write clearly? Join our team dedicated to bringing the Independent Coast Observer to Mendonoma and beyond. Benefits include paid sick leave, vacation and unique job satisfaction every...

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Assistant Editor

Embarcadero Media is looking for a talented writer/editor to serve as assistant editor for the print and digital versions of the Mountain View Voice and The Almanac in Menlo Park. Our ideal candidate will bring experience as a journalist and with social media, as this...

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‘Doing More With Less in Your Newsroom’

As our industry continues to contract, our inclination is to try to do everything we always did with fewer resources. If you find yourself and everyone else in your newsroom stretched and frayed, you need a newsroom reset. Jean Hodges of GateHouse Media talks about...

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Get your contest entries in order…

It’s time to choose your best work to enter in CNPA’s 2017 California Journalism Awards (formerly the Better Newspapers Contest). Entry packages will be in the mail this week. For those eager to get going, the entry packages are now available online: Editorial Campus Deadline...

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Cheryl Brown honored for life achievement

The California Press Foundation has named Cheryl Brown the 2017 recipient of the Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award. The award honors distinguished publishers who are no longer fully active in the industry but who have served their communities well for an extended period and have...

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James Tucker, Joe Rosato Sr. honored at Fresno State

Among the honorees Nov. 9 at an alumni Hall of Fame induction reception at CSU Fresno were journalism professor emeritus James Tucker, a CNPA-honored ; and Joe Rosato Sr., one of the “Fresno Bee Four” who went to jail for 15 days rather than reveal...

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