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‘New Models for a New Normal’ webinar recap

On Thursday, CNPA featured two pre-eminent former journalists/editors and now professors who reviewed innovative business and content models for post-COVID-19 news consumers. Tim Franklin helps to lead the Medill Local News Initiative https://localnewsinitiative.northwestern.edu/, a research-and-development project designed to bolster the sustainability of local news in America. ...

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2020 Lesher Awards honor high school journalism

More than 70 students representing 11 Contra Costa County high school journalism programs won honors in the 2020 Lesher Awards competition. The competition is open to Contra Costa high schools as part of the CC Spin newspaper program and is judged by professional Bay Area...

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Brown to editor at The Independent

Aly Brown is now editor of The Independent in Livermore, Publisher Joan Seppala announced. Brown formerly was a reporter, copy editor and editor at the Brentwood Press. “We are all in full support of Aly’s leadership, whose values are consistent with the 56-year history of The Independent,” Seppala...

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Member webinar this Thursday: ‘New Models for a New Normal’

Join CNPA Members at 3 p.m. this Thursday, May 21 for a webinar featuring two pre-eminent former journalists/editors and now professors. Jim Iovino and Tim Franklin will reveal innovative business and content models for post-COVID-19 news consumers. Franklin helps to lead the Medill Local News...

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Beth Ashley, 93

Beth Ashley, the former Marin Independent Journal columnist, died May 4, 2020, in Corte Madera of natural causes, The I-J reports. She was 93. “Ms. Ashley’s weekly column was like a journalistic reality show long before any network executive had the bright idea of doing that on TV,”...

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