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Free CNPA webinar Thursday 10/15

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.

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National Newspaper Week is now

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...

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James Fulton, 90

James Fulton, a former editor at the Pomona Progress Bulletin and later the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, died Sept. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, The Daily Bulletin reports. He was 90. “He really gave his best for the paper and tried to give readers everything they needed to...

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Laura Sellers Earl

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,...

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Governor vetoes bill protecting journalists covering protests

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...

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AB 323 becomes law; newspapers win time, not a victory over the forces of change

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.

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