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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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Free column covers timely health topics

The most recent column offered by the Community Health News Service is "What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Testing." CNPA and other state press associations offer this regular article on community health issues of interest to your readers at no charge to your newsroom.

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Report for America seeks newsrooms

Report for America has opened a new round of applications for news organizations interested in hosting emerging journalists for up to three years, beginning next June. RFA places talented reporters in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. The program recruits journalists and...

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Cal Press seeks nominations for executive of year

The California Press Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of colleagues who have influence and impact on our industry, on their community and how they have represented our profession as a result of their journalistic effort.

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Who do you support on the election ballot?

Election season is in its final stretch, and newspapers have been there at every step. You’ve introduced candidates. You’ve quizzed them on the issues. You’ve covered the debates. Your coverage has laid the foundation for a rich exchange among readers on who they support or oppose – and why.

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CNPA’s Ewert to retire at year’s end

James W. Ewert, CNPA general counsel and chief legislative advocate, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2020 after 25 years working to advance the interests of news publishing and a free press. Ewert joined the association in 1995 and became general counsel in 2011.

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Legislature gives nod to bill protecting journalists covering protests

The Senate and Assembly approved legislation yesterday that would protect 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 allow a duly authorized member of the media to enter areas closed off to the...

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