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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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Urge freelancers to join CNPA

These are tough times for our industry, but that hasn’t slowed anybody down. California publications keep cranking out great stories as they cope with fewer resources and smaller staffs. For many publications, freelancers have become the answer to making life easier. And CNPA can help further by...

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Our online community: Come on in…

Those who have accepted the invitation to our closed-circuit gathering place are saying hello to old and new peers and finding their way to special rooms set up just for them. As our members know, CNPA is not really a place. CNPA is a connection, and this portal is...

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Final plaques arriving…

CNPA Members have received their 1st- and 2nd-place California Journalism Awards plaques from the manufacturer. Please check your shipments for accuracy. One CNPA Member, San Quentin News, is missing its plaque, which is likely in another member’s shipment. Please contact us if you have it. Personalized award plaques may be ordered...

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Stidham among ’50 over 50′

Julia Stidham, who recently became associate publisher at Swift Communications’ The Union in Grass Valley, is one of 12 news executives recognized in Editor & Publisher’s “50 over 50” feature. “With all we have experienced during the past 17 months, everyone could use some simplicity in their lives and receiving news...

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Heads up for National Newspaper Week

National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 3-Oct. 9. New commentaries, cartoons and house ads are coming soon. Please mark the dates and consider publishing an observance or two. The 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees...

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SF Weekly goes on print hiatus

Clint Reilly Communications’ SF Weekly will cease printing “for the forseeable future,” Editor in Chief Carly Schwartz told the San Francisco Chronicle. The Thursday alternative weekly, founded in the 1980s, had printed 65,000 copies per week. The company also publishes the San Francisco Examiner, which prints three days a week.

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Epley joins Sacramento Bee opinion team

Robin Epley has joined the opinion team at The Sacramento Bee, California Opinion Editor Marcos Bretón reports. She had been editor of MediaNews Group’s Fort Bragg Advocate-News and Mendocino Beacon since March 2020. Also joining The Bee is Josh Gohlke as deputy opinion editor. He had held that position at the San Francisco Chronicle....

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REPORTER

The Wasco Tribune and Shafter Press are looking for an energetic reporter to cover these two Central Valley communities near Bakersfield. The right candidate should be able to report with insatiable curiosity, interpret situations and write clearly on subjects ranging from police-involved shootings and city politics...

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Hoover report urges more remote-meeting access

  The Little Hoover Commission released a report that urges Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature to update the state’s open meeting law — the Bagley-Keene Act — to include increased access to all public meetings and the removal of barriers to remote participation....

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