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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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Got racks to spare?

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper, is looking for gently used, cost-free news racks in order to retire some that have taken a beating. The Daily Cal is a free paper. If you have any non-coin-op racks to donate, please email its distribution...

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Luke Phillips to editor in Atascadero

Luke Phillips is now editor of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press in San Luis Obispo County, The News reports. Phillips, with the company since 2013, most recently had been city editor. He started in newspapers while in high school — as...

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Two public-records workshops set for May 20 at CNPA Press Summit

Saturday morning at the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica offers two media-law workshops regarding delays in public-records requests and how to access the emails of public officials. Members who register for the Better Newspapers Contest Awards Luncheon and Show may attend the morning program...

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Editor Ryan Cronk transfers up Highway 101

Ryan Cronk became editor of News Media Corp.’s South County Newspapers, the King City Rustler reports. The group also includes the Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. Cronk, a University of Oregon alum, had been editor of the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press...

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Use house ads to promote public notices

The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers. The Alliance encourages you to run the advertisements in your newspaper over time to help educate the public. Ads can be published as is, or you...

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