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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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Way to go…

“Leading this newsroom has been the honor of my life.”  –Audrey Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle editor in chief since 2015, on her pending departure. 

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Himchak to editor at Pomerado News

Elizabeth Marie Himchak in April became editor of Union-Tribune Community Press’ Rancho Bernardo News Journaland Poway News Chieftain. She had been a staff reporter since 2006 and succeeded Steve Dreyer, who retired after serving for 27 years. Himchak also has written history articles for The San Diego Union-Tribune and freelanced for...

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Great Western 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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Sonoma West Times & News goes digital

Publisher Rollie Atkinson, who has consistently and diligently chronicled his company’s strategies and pivots, describes Sonoma West Times & News’ latest move, from print for the time being: “We must now move into the future where people prefer instant communication and digital convenience. Faithful newsprint followers must...

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Fresno Flyer is CNPA applicant

Fresno Flyer has applied to be a CNPA Active member. Kalian Tharp is publisher of the monthly tabloid and digital news site, founded in 2016. From its website: “Fresno and the Central Valley are booming with interesting and new enterprises, events, artists, restaurants and businesses. The Fresno Flyer...

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Re: Law enforcement targeting journalists during protests

“CNPA proudly signed on to a letter, along with 115 other news media organizations, that was submitted this morning to the Minnesota officials this morning by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, deploring the police use of force against journalists covering the protests and...

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CNPA Statement on Journalists and Coverage

This is a time of unparalleled discord. We are rightly horrified by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We are legitimately frustrated by a pandemic that has threatened lives and livelihoods in unprecedented magnitude.

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CNPA ‘2020 Vision’ webinar recap

Thank you to the 33 CNPA Members and friends who joined our "2020 Vision" webinar on Friday morning, May 29. During the hour, new President and CEO Chuck Champion explained his plans for broadening the reach and impact of the organization ...

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CNPA Member Exclusive Webinar New day and time: 10 a.m. Friday, May 29

Join new CNPA CEO Chuck Champion and members of his staff discussing:  • A new vision for the association  • The status of COVID-19 legislation The vision includes expanded member categories, new diversity alliances,  business transition programs, education  partnerships and more.  Click to register now:

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