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’What Would Sammy Do? Top Priorities For Sales Today‘

11 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, May 25 $35 for CNPA members For 35 years, Sammy Papert has sold, researched and consulted with newspapers. Initially, with the Papert Companies, selling tens of millions of dollars in advertising for 500 middle and small market newspapers; next, as CEO...

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’Rural Journalism: Tracking Agriculture’

10 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, May 18 $35 for CNPA members If you’re in a rural area, there’s a good chance that agriculture is one of the most important topics you can deliver to readers. But where do you start? And how do you keep coming...

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Bill allowing fines for CPRA violations faces suspenseful hurdle

On Wednesday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent to the mysterious “suspense” file one of CNPA’s top legislative priorities, AB 1479, which creates a penalty of up to $5,000 for agencies that violate the California Public Records Act. The bill, authored by Asssemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda),...

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Plan right to soar with drones

Friday morning at the CNPA Press Summit, Claremont Courier Publisher Peter Weinberger will tell — and show — his story about using quadcopters to provide a different perspective on his community. Here is how he described the upcoming session: Peter Weinberger with one of his...

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Are sticky notes in your sales mix?

Now is your chance to attract new clients with a high impact advertising channel that sells: CNPA’s sticky note program. Members can now offer their local advertisers CNPA’s discounted, competitive print rates for front-page advertising. It’s prime real estate in the print market. Sticky notes...

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60 inches? No visual? Unacceptable

Poll after study after survey tells us readers will not read a story that’s more than 15-20 inches long. They just won’t. So, what do you think they’ll do with a story that’s 60 inches long? With no visual. That’s right … no visual. No...

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Redding Editor Silas Lyons adds oversight

Silas Lyons, executive editor at the Record Searchlight in Redding, adds regional oversight of news operation at Gannett’s other properties in Visalia/Tulare and Salinas, the newspaper reports. Lyons, who will report to Desert Sun Executive Editor Greg Burton, Pacific Group regional editor for USA TODAY...

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Don Blount to editor in Stockton

Don Blount Mike Klocke Don Blount will become editor of The Record in Stockton later this month, the newspaper reports. He has been managing editor since 2005 and will succeed Mike Klocke, who becomes community relations director at University of the Pacific. Blount is a...

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Brenda Bean, 71

Brenda M. Bean, secretary-treasurer of Century Group Newspapers, died May 8, 2017, after a six-month battle with lung cancer. She was co-owner of the group along with her husband, Jerry Bean, who was CNPA president in 2006-07. She also was a special education teacher for...

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