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Gustus, Nagel to CNPA Board

CNPA Chairman Simon Grieve has appointed CNPA-Member news executives Lauren Gustus and Bill Nagel to the CNPABoard of Directors. Gustus is president/West editor at The Sacramento Bee and director of Community Funding for McClatchy. She joined the Sacramento team in February 2018 and previously was executive editor and vice...

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Guide to aggressive reporting? Begin with the basics

By Jim Pumarlo A publisher once asked how I defined aggressive reporting. During my tenure at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, we considered it our badge of honor. If someone threw up roadblocks to information we considered pertinent to our readers, we doubled and tripled...

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Bulwa to ME at San Francisco Chronicle

Demian Bulwa returns to the San Francisco Chronicle as managing editor, The Chronicle reports. He will oversee the primary news, business and sports departments. Bulwa had been on the staff of Protocol and previously oversaw The Chronicle's state and regional coverage.

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Blount heads The Record

Don Blount in April expanded his duties as executive editor to include more focus on building connections and collaborations with Gannett’s The Record and the Stockton community. Blount had been top editor since 2017. His duties as market leader were added with the retirement of President and Publisher Deitra...

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Omernick retiring at Herald, Sentinel

MediaNews Group NorCal Publisher Jim Gleim will oversee The Monterey Herald and Santa Cruz Sentinel with the pending retirement of Gary Omernick, The Herald reports. Omernick had headed The Herald since 2007 and The Sentinel since 2013. At The Herald, Advertising Director Dana Arvig becomes operations manager; Dave Kellogg continues as managing...

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Audience Alliance digital conference starts June 18

Pivoting from the unforeseen cancellation of its annual Las Vegas Audience Development Summit in June, Great Western Audience Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Conference Series starting June 18.  The Virtual Conference series provides nine hours of relevant programming for audience...

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TownNews takes on news deserts with News Nirvana

TownNews, a CNPA Allied Member, offers News Nirvana to underserved news areas as a way to provide digital tools for individuals or teams dedicated to the cause of local journalism. The project aims to make it easier for startup publishers to focus on serving news consumers and...

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New ads for #SaveLocalJournalism

This week, CNPA is encouraging member publishers to share with readers and advertisers opportunities for supporting the industry. A new flight of print and digital ads was released and is offered for use by dailies, weeklies and digital sites from now until June 30.  The ad campaign aims...

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A word about last week

Your grubbiest executive was tied to the production desk last week and took leave of this Bulletin’s inevitable deadline. Not since this long-standing Bulletin converted from snail-mail to email back in the early aughts has it not appeared in your Tuesday afternoon email box. Our...

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