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Weeklys launches ‘East Bay’ magazine

San Jose-based Weeklys has launched a bi-monthly magazine that is being home-delivered to selected neighborhoods in the Berkeley and Oakland hills, in Alameda, Fernside and Piedmont, and to condominium and apartment complexes in the Jack London Square area. It will be available free in local...

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Advertising is a problem-solving business

When I heard the doorbell ring that Saturday afternoon, I did something I had never done before. I bought something from a door-to-door salesperson. It was a pest control representative who was canvassing the neighborhood for new business. The logo on his bright green golf shirt matched his truck in the driveway. He introduced himself and said, “I see you have a vole problem. Have you tried anything?

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Finding Time for Big Editorial Projects

Next Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m., editorial consultant Jim Pumarlo and two 2019 California Journalism Award winners cover how to pursue time- and staff-consuming coverage when money is tight and time is even tighter. Jim is a former community news editor.

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Pew presenter offers new readership tools for all to use

During our CNPA webinar Thursday, July 16, Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Center shared reports on surveys regarding the public’s use of media and on awareness of current events. Mitchell, director of Journalism Research at Pew, shared what research has shown that COVID-19 and...

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News Director

The Ventura County Star, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, has an immediate opening for a full-time news director and dynamic leader to oversee the newsroom in Camarillo, Calif. The news director, the top editor in the newsroom, is responsible for leading a team of...

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Feather Publishing sold to longtime employee

Mike and Keri Taborski have sold the assets of Quincy-based Feather Publishing Co. to Cobey Brown and his wife, Susan, the Feather River Bulletinreports. The company had published six community weeklies prior to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders: The Bulletin in Quincy, Indian Valley Record in Greenville, Chester Progressive, Portola Reporter, Westwood...

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Record Searchlight to print in Chico

Starting next week, Gannett’s Record Searchlight in Redding will print in the pressroom of MediaNews Group’s Chico Enterprise-Record, The R-S reports. “I’m not going to gloss it over — it hurts to end this era of printing in Redding and say goodbye to dear colleagues whose skill and professionalism...

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Fred Weybret, 96

Fred Weybret, former publisher of the Lodi News-Sentinel and CNPA’s president in 1973, died July 7, 2020, The News-Sentinel reports. He was 96. Weybret’s family owned the Lodi operation from 1959 to 2015. Prior to Lodi, Fred and his father had owned the Evening Observer in La Grande,...

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