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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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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. CNPA presented its 2020 award...

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Be advised: Contest winners to be announced May 18

The complete roster of California Journalism Awards winners will be published on CNPA.com on May 18. In the meantime, winners will be highlighted in a social-media rollout starting May 4 via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to have your staff follow @CNPAservices on Twitter and @CNPAservices on Facebook to get...

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Reminder: This Thursday: ‘Home Style Opinion’

In June 2019, The Desert Sun Executive Editor Julie Makinen announced the newspaper’s opinion pages would take a summer break from national politics. She chose to focus only on local issues for July because new research had found that the loss of local news coverage can contribute...

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Laguna Beach Independent is CNPA applicant

Laguna Beach Independent has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Steve Zepezauer is publisher of the Friday broadsheet, which circulates 12,670 copies. The applicant bills itself as “the local’s newspaper for Laguna Beach, California. We feature local news, politics, the arts and festivals, news features, local sports,...

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Allied Members: Renew, rejoin

CNPA currently is welcoming its renewing Allied Members and inviting former Allied Members to return to membership. Allied Members are vendors and suppliers to the California news industry. As members, they receive message visibility among CNPA members and the opportunity to sponsor events. If your supplier or service...

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A salute to those who wave the editorial banner

By Jim Pumarlo Last summer’s Grassroots Editor still sits in my stack of journalism publications. The edition announced the Golden Quill winners in annual competition sponsored by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. I have a passion for vibrant, local editorials. I believe energized,...

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Editor/reporter

The Mojave Desert News in California City, one of Eastern Kern County’s oldest newspapers, is looking for an editor/reporter looking for a challenging yet rewarding career. The qualified candidate will cover all facets, including local government, a spaceport, K-12 education in two school districts, business,...

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Legislation Update: What Happened This Week

SB 16 (Skinner) Police Officers: Release of Records Position: Support This bill would make every incident involving the use of force to make a member of the public comply with an officer, force that is unreasonable, or excessive force subject to disclosure and require records relating...

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Contest winners to be announced May 18

The complete roster of California Journalism Awards winners will be published on CNPA.com on May 18. In the meantime, winners will be highlighted in a social-media rollout starting May 4 via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to have your staff follow @CNPAservices on Twitter and @CNPAservices on Facebook to get the...

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