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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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California Publisher is CNPA’s official quarterly newspaper. Its printing and distribution are underwritten by vendors and suppliers who value the message opportunity offered by a print medium. A digital edition may be accessed at And look for California Publisher in the App Store. The newspaper’s...

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This many and counting…

Of all the momentous occasions documented in CNPA-Member newspapers, here are three: Mountain Democrat is 170 “An ‘entity’ that holds true to its purpose and legacy of being just and not beholden to anyone but its readers.” (Richard Esposito) The Folsom Telegraph is 165 “It is the...

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Bowman to M.E. at Ventura Star

Chris Bowman is now managing editor at Gannett’s Ventura County Star, the newspaper reports. Bowman is a former environmental reporter at The Sacramento Bee and previously reported for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside and the Hartford Courant. Stacie Galang continues as news director at The Star. (Photo by Linda Ackley)

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Still believe in advertising? At CNPA, we do, too…

CNPA Advertising Services is your strategic partner for delivering local engagement on a statewide or national scale. Through our 3,500+ publishers and partners, we have deep relationships with every community in California and beyond, giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge of what really works. That connection...

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Transparency and police misconduct take center stage This week, the Legislature is on Spring Recess, so it’s a great time to update CNPA Members on our advocacy so far. We have recently added a Legislative Priorities page to the CNPA website, where you can stay up to...

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Managing Editor

Experienced Managing Editor Wanted for Weekly Community Newspaper and Website in East Contra Costa County, Northern California. This Full-time position is available immediately to the right candidate. Must have proven editorial skills: be able to assign, review, edit, rewrite and layout all copy in a...

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#StopAsianHate Toolkit Day of Action. Day of Healing.

#StopAsianHate Toolkit Day of Action. Day of Healing. Be sure to Use the official hashtag: #StopAsianHate The following toolkit is to serve as a reference for individuals, organizations and allied groups to #StopAsianHate. This initiative was first started by Congresswoman Grace Meng and California Assemblymember...

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