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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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Cracraft to GM at Tracy Press

Lisa Cracraft is now general manager of Tank Town Media’s Tracy Press, the newspaper reports. She had been advertising director and has been with the newspaper for 20 years. “Lisa has demonstrated her leadership and devotion to both our newspaper and the community at large,” Publisher Will...

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CNPA Board votes to open membership to freelance journalists

The Board of the California News Publishers Association (CNPA) today approved a policy change that invites freelance journalists and writers to become Associate Members for $100 a year. The change is intended to give freelance news reporters and CNPA editors and publishers a place to "meet" to pursue mutual interests.

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Board approves four new members

The CNPA Board of Directors on July 30 reviewed and approved applications for these new members: Bay Area Reporter, WeeklyFresno Flyer, MonthlySanta Paula Times, WeeklyThe South Pasadenan News, Weekly Directors also approved and welcomed back these returning members: Mountain Messenger, Downieville, Weekly Williams Pioneer Review, Colusa, Weekly ...

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Perris Progress/Sentinel Weekly News is CNPA applicant

Perris Progress/Sentinel Weekly News has applied to be a CNPA Active member. Jim Forbes is publisher of the weekly newspapers in Riverside County. The Perris Progress dates to 1901, while Sentinel Weekly News was founded in 1997 as the Lake Matthews Sentinel. A website is under development....

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Board considers real estate strategy

During its July 30 Quarterly Meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors asked staff to pursue action to put its 2701 K St. building on the market. The organization acquired and refashioned the building near Sutter’s Fort Historic State Park in 2014. CNPA staff has worked remotely since mid-March.  Officer titlesThe...

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