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‘The Basics of Newspaper Design: Starting from Scratch’ is offering a series of basic classes in sales, design, production, writing and editing during September. Use the link below to register for this 90-minute webinars at a $20 Association discount: “The Basics of Newspaper Design: Starting from Scratch” Presenter: Ed Henninger Sept. 14,...

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State Supreme Court limits investigatory record exemption

For the first time in recent memory, the California Supreme Court has limited the seemingly endless reach of the investigatory record exemption in ­­­the California Public Records Act, in a dispute over disclosure of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) data. The case, ACLU v. Superior...

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Body-camera disclosure bill on pause

CNPA’s sponsored legislation to mandate the disclosure of certain body-camera footage stalled recently when the Senate Rules Committee referred the bill to the Judiciary Committee, effectively sidelining the measure for the year. AB 748 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) would make video or audio...

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Bill adding local labor record exemption to CPRA gets Senate nod

The Senate yesterday passed legislation that would allow local agencies to withhold documents that would reveal the thought processes and strategies used in the collective bargaining process for local agencies. This would expand an exemption that is currently available to state agencies. The bill, AB...

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Send us your stories!

Being stonewalled by an agency? Charged outrageous fees for access? Simply ignored? CNPA is collecting information about how the California Public Records Act is working for reporters on the ground. Please share this email with your newsroom, and ask your editors and reporters to participate....

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On-Demand Logistics Coordinator

The McClatchy Company has an immediate opening for an On-Demand Logistics Coordinator in our Audience Development division. The On-Demand Logistics Coordinator has site responsibility for audience growth of the newspaper’s entire on demand or single copy product portfolio. This includes but is not limited to...

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School’s in; scouting interns yet?

Newspaper editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2018: The application deadline is Nov. 17 for the California Press Foundation’s internship grants program. The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships at California newspapers...

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