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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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Initiate conversations with your readers

By Jim Pumarlo A reader questions your policy for reporting suicides. A retailer challenges your staff to produce timely and relevant business news.  A reporter is confronted for printing a press release charging a candidate with unfair campaign practices without contacting the accused for a...

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19 new CNPA Members approved

The CNPA Board of Directors approved 19 applications for membership during its Feb. 4 Quarterly Meeting. The new CNPA Members are: Alenteshar Newspaper (Weekly), Los Angeles Alianza Metropolitan News (Bi-Weekly), San Jose California Health Report (Digital), San Francisco Coachella Valley Independent (Monthly), Cathedral City Escondido Times-Advocate (Weekly) Ethnic Media Services (Digital), San Francisco Hispanic Lifestyle (Digital),...

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Board approves bylaws revision

The CNPA Board of Directors on Feb. 4 approved a CNPA Bylaws revision that aims to foster membership inclusion. The changes acknowledge mixed print and digital subscriptions and days of publication for digital products. They also consider Active Members to include community news outlets that serve non-English readers...

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‘Documenting COVID-19’ Project merits 2020 FAC honors

The Brown Institute’s “Documenting COVID-19,” a large-scale nationwide collaboration, will receive the First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Free Speech & Open Government Award, FAC reports. The undertaking gathered 220 document sets across 44 states in collaboration with more than 30 newsrooms and resulted in more than 40...

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Enter by this Friday: SPC state politics and policy awards

The Sacramento Press Club invites entries in its inaugural contest honoring journalistic work centered on state politics and policy. Entrants can be from anywhere in California. “Acceptable entries could, for example, explore the effects of state policy on a city or region, or examine a...

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Apply by March 1 for health reporting fellowships

The Center for Health Journalism at USC-Annenberg invites applications for its 2021 California Fellowships. The program includes interactive workshops and inspiring discussions on California health challenges and solutions. Fellows also receive reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000 and five months of mentoring by veteran journalists to help report an...

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Green to executive editor at Press Democrat

Rick Green begins as executive editor at The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa on Feb. 22, the newspaper reports. Green, a onetime top editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, also will serve as chief content officer for Sonoma Media Investments, which operates The Press Democrat and properties including...

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Rare full-time news opening on award-winning weekly in the mountains of Northern California. Seeking a reporter to cover county government plus the county’s largest school district. Opportunities abound for in-depth, environmental and cannabis reporting and some features too (we’re in the heart of Bigfoot country)....

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Revamped sharpens focus on member service, diversity

CNPA has launched a completely revamped website to give its 450-plus daily,  weekly and digital news members easier access to its portfolio of advocacy, legal and advertising services. “The site sharpens our focus,” said Charles Ford Champion II, president and CEO of the association. “The news...

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Two apply for CNPA membership

Alianza Metropolitan News has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Rossana Drumond is publisher of the San Jose-based twice-monthly, founded in 1986. Ethnic Media Services has applied for Digital membership in CNPA. Sandy Close is founder of the San Francisco-based site, which publishes original content. The organization...

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