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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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Publishers and CNPA persist, advance despite a rocky year

From the Spring 2021 edition of California Publisher  The cover story in this edition about the effect of COVID-19 on CNPA’s members is a grim reminder of how fragile our profession has become. Once a go-to delivery channel for advertisers, the printed versions of newspapers have...

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Four apply for CNPA Allied membership

These four companies have applied for Allied membership in CNPA. Allied members provide goods and services to the trade, including to CNPA. Beacon Advisors, Inc., Chicago (Strategic communications); Hud Englehart, Managing Partner KP Public Affairs LLC, Sacramento (Communications); Michael Burns, Managing Member and CEO Neptune...

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Nominate by May 21 for Freedom of Information Award

CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2021 Freedom of Information Award. The deadline is Friday, May 21. Nominees from CNPA-Member companies should possess a continuing commitment to the public’s right to know and may be honored for a recent effort or a lifetime’s work. The 2021 winner...

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Legislative Update – What Happened This Week:

SB-16 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records Position: Support This bill would, commencing July 1, 2022, make every incident involving use of force to make a member of the public comply with an officer, force that is unreasonable, or excessive force subject to disclosure. The bill...

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