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CNPA Members invited to Sunshine Week events March 18

Sonoma County Local News Initiative and Sonoma West Publishers  5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18 In honor of this year’s 16th annual Sunshine Week, the Sonoma County Local News Initiative and Sonoma West Publishers is hosting a free, pre-registered virtual event on March 18...

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Jonathan Newhall, 79

Jon Newhall, a member of a California newspaper family, died Feb. 19, 2021, in Oakland following a pulmonary embolism, brother Tony Newhall reported. He was 79. During the late 1960s, Jon was the editor of The Newhall Signal, a newspaper owned by his father, Scott...

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Karen Northrop-Babineau, 73

Karen Northrop-Babineau, former publisher and editor of the old Glendora Community News, died Feb. 21, 2021, at San Dimas Community Hospital due to COVID-19 complications, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported. She was 73. “Karen Babineau worked in the automobile dealership advertising industry until she moved to...

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CNPA pandemic response: decisiveness and resilience

From the Winter 2021 issue of California Publisher Like the vast majority of our members, CNPA experienced some hard times in 2020. So, also like members, the association moved decisively with an eye toward long-range resilience. With COVID-19, our revenues for advertising and events fell steeply, putting...

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March 11 webinar: CNPA and challenges ahead

Free webinar for CNPA Members 3 p.m. Pacific, Thursday, March 11 Register now Tune in next week to find out what’s up in Sacramento and how CNPA is advocating for public notice, the Brown Act, journalist protections, public records access and more. Participants also will...

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CNPA Members invited to Sunshine Week event March 18

In honor of this year’s 16th annual Sunshine Week, the Sonoma County Local News Initiative and Sonoma West Publishers is hosting a free, pre-registered virtual event on March 18 to highlight the importance of an open and transparent government with responsible journalism. CNPA Members are invited to join the...

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Silvy to editor at Argus-Courier

Tyler Silvy in February began as editor of Sonoma Media Investments’ Petaluma Argus-Courier, Publisher Emily Charrier reported. Silvy had been a county government reporter and Sunday editor at The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa. Previously, he had been deputy editor of the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune. Former editor Matt...

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John Futch, 75

John Futch, a former managing editor and executive news editor at Southern California News Group’s Press-Telegram in Long Beach, died Feb. 26, 2021, in Cambodia after suffering a head injury, the newspaper reported. He was 75. Futch’s 45-year news career included two stints at The Press-Telegram. He also...

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John Burks, 83

John Burks, former Journalism Department chair at San Francisco State University, and the first managing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, died Feb. 17, 2021, in Pacifica, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. He was 83.

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Five are finalists for internship grants

Five students have been confirmed for California Press Foundation internship grants in 2021. The students, who demonstrated an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news business in California, will receive a $2,500 educational grant when they begin their internship. The students are required to...

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