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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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Nelson to lead Sacramento Bee news

Colleen McCain Nelson begins Jan. 19 as executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and regional editor for McClatchy’s California newsrooms, the company said in a news release. She had been McClatchy opinion editor and editorial page editor for The Kansas City Star. Nelson will also oversee news operations...

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Sales Advice: A different kind of question

By John Foust Raleigh, NC One of the basics of selling is to get the right kind of information from prospects. There is a big focus on asking about prospects’ goals, target audiences, marketing budgets and previous campaign results. That’s how we put ourselves in...

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Contest site open; gather your entries

The contest entry system for the 2020 California Journalism Awards is now open. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2020 are available online for the following contests:   Print Digital Campus Printed entry packages were mailed to CNPA Members last month. The...

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CNPA Board Development Committee appointed

CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve has selected members of the Board Development Committee, which will create a slate of officers and board director nominees to be elected at CNPA’s Annual Business Meeting, to be held in April 2021. Board Development Committee members are: Chairwoman Emily Charrier,...

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Barsotti named CNPA General Counsel

Brittney Barsotti has been named general counsel for CNPA, according to an announcement by Charles Ford Champion II, President and CEO of the 450-member news association. Her appointment to the association’s top legal post is effective immediately. Barsotti had been serving as staff attorney and...

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CNPA urges vaccine consideration for news workers

CNPA sent this letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and members of the state’s Vaccine Committee. Members may wish to share it with their appropriate county committees. Also see “The journalists and colleagues we’ve lost to the coronavirus” by Kristen Hare via Poynter Dear Gov. Newsom...

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Escondido, Valley Center papers apply

The Escondido Times-Advocate and Valley Roadrunner have applied for CNPA membership. Justin Salter is publisher of the Escondido Times-Advocate, an adjudicated weekly founded in 2013; and Valley Roadrunner, an adjudicated weekly in Valley Center, founded in 1974. Until confirmation by the CNPA Board of Directors, The Escondido Times-Advocate and...

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Hispanic Lifestyle is Digital applicant

Hispanic Lifestyle has applied for CNPA Digital News membership. Richard Sandoval is publisher of the site, based in Menifee, Riverside County. Hispanic Lifestyle bills itself as a “creator of award winning content and signature events that celebrate the achievements of the community since 1995.” Until confirmation...

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