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2017 Press Summit videos

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff Figuring Out Millennials Strengthening the Public Records Act Freedom of Information Award Presentation Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

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Attorney/Journalist (Los Angeles)

The Metropolitan News Company has an immediate opening in Los Angeles. You will generate content, write case summaries, select, gather, and edit news and news photos for our newspapers. Knowledge of AP style, strong communications and people skills are necessary. Pagination skills helpful. Law school...

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Bruce Wood retires in Chino

Bruce M. Wood retired June 1 after stepping down as publisher of Champion Newspapers of Chino and Chino Hills this year, and after 45 years in the newspaper business. Wood served over 20 years with the Champion, as general manager from 1993-1996, and co-publisher and...

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How to Start and Market a Podcast

Podcasts continue to grow, and they’re a great way to brand your staff members. But how do you start one up? What equipment do you need? What ideas seem to work best? And how do you market them? Kathy Hanks and Amy Bickel of the...

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Ron Funk, 90

Robert D. “Ron” Funk, former editor of the Santa Monica Outlook and a California newspaperman from the 1950s to 2002, died at home in Santa Barbara on May 12, 2017, a Santa Barbara News-Press obituary said. He was 90. Funk’s father, Jake, was CNPA president...

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Dynamic & Innovative Circulation/Audience Manager

The Idaho Press-Tribune is seeking a dynamic audience/circulation professional who understands how to grow and manage the combined audience of the Idaho Press-Tribune and its family of community weekly publications. We are a 20,000 circ. daily newspaper with 3 area weekly publications headquartered just 15...

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Assembly passes CPRA penalty bill 71-1

On Tuesday, the Assembly overwhelmingly approved a measure that would impose fines on agencies that knowingly violate the California Public Records Act. AB 1479 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) would give courts the power to charge a government agency up to $5,000 for delaying or...

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CNPA staff suggests members review email use policies

Staff recommends that members periodically review and update their workplace policies on employee use of company email. CNPA Legal Counsel Nikki Moore, who operates the CNPA Legal Hotline, is available to answer any questions you might have. She can be reached at 916-288-6006 or

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Helping with your news coverage

CNPA’s legal staff regularly present a customized “Rights & Risks” on-site seminar to member newspapers. All CNPA members are invited. At the free seminar, CNPA staff cover issues including basics on the California Public Records Act and the state’s open meeting laws. The discussion touches...

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