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What once seemed extraordinary now may be the new normal. Join Matthew Hall, Julie Makinen and Sandy Close for an update on publishing realities six months into a stubborn pandemic and a limping economy. The three were featured in CNPA’s first webinar back in April at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, they’ve been in the trenches covering “stories of the century” and keeping their businesses alive. Hear what they've learned and what you might use.Read More
This year’s observance of National Newspaper Week continues through Saturday. “America/Canada Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. This 80th annual event is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American...Read More
Laura Sellers Earl, a former editor in Astoria, Ore., and known nationwide for her work with the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), died Sept. 22, 2020, after a brief illness, The Daily Astorian reports. She was 57. Sellers Earl became that paper’s first female managing editor,...Read More
Legislation that will allow members of a local agency to communicate with constituents via social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter was signed last week by Governor Newsom. AB 992 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) was amended late in the legislative session to add several safeguards which...Read More
Governor Newsom last evening vetoed legislation that would have protected journalists covering protests and demonstrations from being assaulted, arrested, or obstructed from gathering news during these events. SB 629 by Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) would have allowed a duly authorized member of the media to enter areas closed off to...Read More
In the waning hours of the 30-day period Governor Newsom had to sign or veto bills passed by the legislature, the governor signed CNPA sponsored legislation that will provide economic relief to newspapers beleaguered by revenue losses caused by the pandemic and the threat of increased costs...Read More
With AB 323 becoming law this week, there are many people to thank for helping to get an industry-saving piece of legislation over the finish line. The CNPA team and the members of the AB 5 Working Group were instrumental in the success. So were the many CNPA members who stepped up to deliver support the old-fashioned way with editorials and phone calls to legislators. It was grand effort, a must-win for the industry.Read More