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Bay Area Reporter is CNPA applicant

Bay Area Reporter has applied to be a CNPA Active Weekly member. Michael Yamashita is publisher of the San Francisco-based newspaper, founded in 1971. Bay Area Reporter’s website bills it as “America’s longest continuously-published, and highest circulation LGBTQ newspaper, and the undisputed newspaper of record...

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Mark Daniel is now general manager at Santa Maria California News Media Inc.’s Hanford Sentinel. Parker Bowman becomes managing editor. … Rob Vardon becomes editor at La Jolla Light.

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Transportation reporter

The Examiner, San Francisco’s award-winning print and digital publication, is seeking a transportation reporter who is passionate about taking on a competitive beat with plenty of potential for writing high-impact stories. The reporter would cover a multitude of transportation and public transit issues in the...

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CNPA Board considers diversity, economics in virtual meeting

Last week, in its first-ever Zoom board meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors announced its officer changes and covered a packed agenda. The board announced that Chuck Champion had resigned as CNPA board president and had become interim executive director. As a result, Simon Grieve...

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Simon Birch to depart CNPA Services staff

Simon Birch, director of Membership and Contests at CNPA Services Inc., will retire on May 1. Birch joined the staff in June 2016 after a news career that included online manager at the Lodi News-Sentinel. At CNPA, he oversaw technical and facilities operations and administered...

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Times Community News closes 3 papers

Amid losses in advertising revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local stay-at-home orders, Times Community News’ Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun are ending production this month, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Burbank and Glendale papers, founded in 1905, had...

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Salinas Valley Tribune debuts

Prior to the stay-at-home orders, New SV Media had prepared to combine its Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune weeklies. The Salinas Valley Tribune launched April 1. Jeanie Johnson is publisher and Ryan Cronk is managing editor. “People in Yountville say they’re from Napa...

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Tom Missett, 79

Tom Missett, a former publisher of newspapers that became the old North County Times in San Diego County, died April 8, 2020, at home in Vista, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. He was 79. Missett’s 30-year career as a California publisher began in 1967 at...

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CNPA panelists offer candid insights

“Newspapers at a Turning Point,” last Thursday’s CNPA-Member webinar, drew 48 registrants. Subtitled “Coping with Two Realities: Pandemic and Economic,” the roundtable featured Sandy Close, founder of San Francisco-based Ethnic Media Services; Matthew Hall, opinion editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune; and Julie Makinen, executive...

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Join us this Thursday: ‘Newspapers at a Turning Point’

Please join CNPA at 3 p.m. this Thursday for “Newspapers at a Turning Point. Coping with Two Realities: Pandemic and Economic.” This free webinar will feature insights on how publishers and editors are deploying crisis-response strategies. With: Sandy Close, Founder, Ethnic Media Services, San Francisco...

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