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Contest deadline extended to Feb. 1

CNPA is extending the deadline for the 2020 California Journalism Awards to 9 p.m. Monday, February 1. If you have not prepared your entries yet, there is still time. Get entry materials online: Print Contest Digital Contest (open to CNPA print and digital members) Campus Contest...

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Heads up: Six days to contest deadline

Time is running out to enter the 2020 California Journalism Awards. The deadline is 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests are available online: Print Digital Campus And don’t forget to sign up your judges: Click for form. The...

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Four apply for CNPA membership

San Diego Voice & Viewpoint has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Dr. John Warren is publisher of the adjudicated weekly, founded in 1960. News for Chinese has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Brian Ho is publisher of the San Jose-based twice-monthly, founded in 2008. India Currents has applied...

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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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Gregg McConnell, 64

Gregg McConnell, former publisher of several California newspapers from the 1980s through the 2000s, died Jan. 12, 2021, in Arizona, the Tri-City Herald in Washington reported. He was 64 and had cancer. McConnell’s 42-year career included serving as publisher of then-Scripps League papers in Taft and...

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Award-Winning Investigative News Publication Seeks Editor-in-Chief

The award-winning investigative news publication Capital & Main is seeking an editor-in-chief to lead its editorial department beginning in May. The position is based in Los Angeles and offers a great opportunity to join a growing nonprofit newsroom of passionate, talented journalists. We are looking...

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Six apply for CNPA membership

Pace News has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Dr. Gloria Zuurveen is founder, CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles-based Friday weekly, founded in 1995. Coachella Valley Independent has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Jimmy Boegle is publisher of the Cathedral City-based monthly, which he founded...

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Two weeks to contest deadline

Monday, Jan. 25 is the deadline to enter CNPA’s California Journalism Awards. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions are available online for the three contests: Print Digital CampusCNPA’s contests are among the largest in the country. And its winners constitute the best in the...

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Thursday: Hear from chiefs at McClatchy, Hearst

Kickstart 2021 by joining the Great Western Audience Alliance and colleagues from around the country for its Keynote Speakers Virtual Conference with Tony Hunter, chairman and CEO of McClatchy; and Jeffrey M. Johnson, president of Hearst Newspapers. Hunter and Johnson will share their insight and...

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Nominate by 1/15 for FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award

Nominations close this Friday, Jan. 15 for the First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year to recognize significant achievement in advancing freedom of information and expression. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishment, service or other contributions to the advancement of free...

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