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To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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CNPA contest renamed; new categories added

CNPA’s Better Newspapers Contest is now the California Journalism Awards. The CNPA Board of Directors approved the name change at its quarterly meeting Oct. 5 in Sacramento. The change is a nod to the increasingly digital future of newspapers and the association’s recent name change...

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New CNPA member approved

The CNPA Board of Directors approved this application for membership at its Oct. 5 meeting: The Valley Voice (twice-monthly), Lemon Cove; Joseph Oldenbourg, publisher The board also acknowledged these membership drops: Active Los Angeles Downtown News Los Cerritos Community Newspapers Martinez Tribune The Newport News...

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Dick Fogel to Hall of Fame

Correction: State Librarian Greg Lucas will address the group on Thursday night, Nov. 30, and the panel discussion on housing and homelessness will be on Friday, Dec. 1. An earlier version of this story transposed the dates. The California Press Foundation will induct the late...

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CWCMA, NICE partner with Texas for 2018 audience summit

The annual sales conference hosted by the Cal-Western Circulation Managers’ Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE) aims to go big by partnering with the Texas Circulation Management Association (TCMA) for the Great Western Audience Development Summit next June in Las Vegas. “CWCMA looks...

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Editor Steve Hunt promoted in Victorville

Steve Hunt is now president and publisher at GateHouse Media’s High Desert Media Group, which includes the Daily Press in Victorville, its five weekly publications and their websites, the newspaper reports. Hunt had been editor since February 2014. He previously was a managing editor with...

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Editor Sandra Duerr retiring in San Luis Obispo

Sandra Duerr, executive editor at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, will retire in November after 42 years in journalism and 19 years at The Tribune. “Sandy has been a great editor at The Tribune and is recognized nationally as a leader in our industry,”...

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CALmatters has eye on collaborations

By Marcia Parker Across the country, the news landscape is changing and fierce competition is increasingly giving way to greater media collaboration and partnerships, especially with nonprofit newsrooms. California is no exception. There are several nonprofit news organizations in California, including CALmatters, a two-year-old news...

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Publisher & Revenue Director

Oregon’s North Coast beckons! Located in picturesque Astoria, OR, at the junction of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, EO Media Group is seeking a forward-thinking professional to lead multiple publications and digital platforms. This area is a mix of commercial fishing and cruise...

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Observe Newspaper Week now

This week, we observe the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week: Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over. Materials for NNW are available for download at This year’s theme is “Real Newspapers...

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10 tips for closing more sales

By Joe Guertin Closing is the natural transition from discussing a solution to execution of a solution. But because it means asking for commitment, salespeople will sometimes shy away from it, hoping the sale magically “happens.” If you want to take control, and measurably increase...

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