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‘Building a Productive Sales Environment, Part 2’

Want to create and retain a robust and successful sales team? You’ll find answers on our upcoming webinar hosted by Charity Huff, who has worked with thousands of sales professionals in local media, will present successful strategies to build a productive sales environment and build...

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Charlotta Bass elected to California Newspaper Hall of Fame

The California Press Foundation will induct the late Charlotta Bass into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame in December. Bass (1874-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. The Eagle, founded in 1879, was one of the longest-running African-American...

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Melissa Murphy to managing editor in Vacaville

Melissa Murphy is now managing editor of The Reporter in Vacaville, the newspaper reports. Murphy, a CSU Sacramento alum, has been with The Reporter since 2006, most recently as news editor. Murphy succeeds Matt Miller, who had been editor for two years and with the...

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Gov. Jerry Brown rejects two transparency bills

As the first year of the 2017-2018 session came to a close, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the final two bills CNPA was watching this year. CPRA reform bill, gutted in Senate, vetoed One measure introduced this year was intended to increase the speed of responses...

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Panel to cover housing issues Dec. 1

The California Press Foundation’s 140th annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco will include a panel discussion about housing and homelessness in California. Confirmed for the lunchtime panel on Friday, Dec. 1 are Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times Capitol reporter; Terrie Light, CEO, Berkeley Food and...

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One month to intern-grant deadline

College students who intend to apply for the California Press Foundation’s 2018 Internship Grants Program should plan to have their materials postmarked by Friday, Nov. 17. Download materials Publishers and key people who would host an intern should have reached out to their local community college...

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Free stuff: Summary of Borrell ad-spend report

Borrell & Associates has completed its 2017 survey of 3,551 local advertisers, and the basics are available in an easy-to-read, 15-page Powerpoint deck. In addition, Gordon Borrell is holding a 45-minute webinar tomorrow to review the findings and issue the 2018 Forecast for local advertising....

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