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Is your ‘designer’ a designer?

During a recent phone conversation with a publisher, she told me: “We have a designer who does that.” I had seen her paper. She doesn’t have a designer. What she has is a person who assembles pages. And there’s a difference. A person who assembles...

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Joe Nation joins Cal Press program

Former state Assemblyman Joe Nation will be the keynote speaker on Thursday evening, Nov. 30 at the California Press Foundation’s 140th Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco. Nation, an assemblyman from 2000 to 2006, now directs the graduate student practicum in public policy at Stanford...

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Ethnic-media organization closing

New America Media and its parent organization, Pacific News Service, announced last week that they would cease operations at the end of November. The news service, launched in 1970, and the ethnic-media organization (formed in 1996) became unsustainable, NAM Executive Director Sandy Close said in...

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Jeff Johnson is E&P Publisher of the Year

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jeff Johnson is Editor & Publisher’s 2017 Publisher of the Year. His interview in the November issue outlines the continuing transformation of a 152-year-old company. “You don’t want to create a tough culture,” he says. “Our employees already have enough to...

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Read Fall issue of California Publisher

The Fall issue of California Publisher, CNPA’s official newspaper, includes a profile of Rob Galloway, publisher of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, an excerpt form the “What’s the Big Idea?” report, and organizational updates from CNPA President Bill Johnson and Executive Director Tom Newton. Please pause...

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New marijuana advertising ad rules to abide

New advertising and marketing regulations for recreational use and sales of marijuana go into effect on Jan. 1, implementing the ballot initiative, Prop. 64, which California voters passed in November to legalize recreational marijuana. The requirements, found at Business and Professions Code sections , first...

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Rules are Executives of the Year

The California Press Foundation has selected Jim and Lisa Rule as the 2017 Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executives of the Year. The Rules own and operate Acorn Newspapers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The couple purchased a single Acorn publication out of bankruptcy in...

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