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New owners for The Malibu Times

13 Stars Media, publisher of weeklies in San Luis Obispo County, has acquired the assets of The Malibu Times, the newspaper reports. Hayley and Nicholas Mattson, publishers since 2019 of the Paso Robles Press and The Atascadero News, acquired the Malibu operation from Arnold and Karen York, who had owned...

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Ojai Valley News sold

Ojai Media LLC has acquired the assets of the weekly Ojai Valley News and quarterly Ojai Magazine from Downhome Publishing LLC, Publisher Laura Rearwin Ward announced on the occasion of the newspaper’s 130th birthday. Terms were not disclosed. Ward, pictured, has been publisher since 2018 and engaged local investors...

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For your consideration: Health reporting grants

Apply by Dec. 1 for a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Impact Fund. The program welcomes applications from journalists or newsrooms that want to tackle ambitious investigative or explanatory projects – by themselves, as a newsroom-wide undertaking or as...

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Be sure to know about: CNPA’s Legal Helpline

CNPA‘s legal Helpline can help your news company with answers regarding news gathering and the law. The most-common questions involve Public Records Act requests, local government actions, public notice or access to police records. Helpline attorneys give general legal advice and help CNPA Members to know...

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Krysten Kellum to editor in Placerville

Krysten Kellum is now editor of McNaughton Newspapers’ Mountain Democrat in Placerville, the newspaper reports. She had been associate editor; Publisher Richard Esposito had also served as editor. Kellum, a UC Davis alum (English and French) has been with the newspaper since 2006 and has served as photographer...

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Educators, editors: Last call for intern grants

The application deadline is in 11 days, Nov. 24, 2021, 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 news companies in Spring or Summer 2022. Also, Cal...

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CNPA Ad Services announces network expansion

CNPA‘s Advertising Services division announced today that its network of classified advertising has attracted 28 new members, an increase of 10%, since the beginning of the year. The network now has 271 partners that earn 55% commission on each classified ad placement. In the past...

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For your consideration: Health reporting grants

Apply by Dec. 1 for a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Impact Fund. The program welcomes applications from journalists or newsrooms that want to tackle ambitious investigative or explanatory projects – by themselves, as a newsroom-wide undertaking or as...

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Our online community: Come on in…

The “listserv” aspect of CNPA‘s closed-circuit gathering place is a key early benefit for those who have entered the portal. Asking questions of fellow members … and getting answers: That’s why many news executives value their CNPA membership. As our members know, CNPA is not really a place. CNPA is a connection,...

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Paid interns? One month to deadline

The application deadline is Nov. 24, 2021, 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 news companies in Spring or Summer 2022. Also, Cal Press has earmarked...

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