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E&P names its 25 Under 35

Among those featured in Editor & Publisher’s annual recognition roll are Sarah Morse Cooney, VP-Marketing, San Francisco Chronicle; and Matt Johnson, assistant editor, Mariposa Gazette. Elsewhere: IRE Award winners (Investigative Reporters & Editors)

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Joe Baltake, 74

Joe Baltake, a former critic at The Sacramento Bee who wrote more than 10,000 movie reviews during his career, died March 26, 2020, at home in Haddonfield, N.J., after a long battle with multiple myeloma, The Bee reported. He was 74. Baltake wrote more than...

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‘Twitter: More Than Breaking News’

In this webinar, we will go over some strategies all types of media – newspapers, magazines, online, TV, others – are using to engage with their audience on Twitter. Though the platform is great for sending live updates and “breaking” situations, there are tons of...

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‘What Makes Something Newsworthy?’

Does your newsroom react on gut instinct to decide what to cover? Do you feel like you’re doing the same stories everyone else is doing when you try to localize major regional and national stories? There’s a better way to make stories meaningful and relevant...

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Governor signs executive order to aid small businesses

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday intended to provide small businesses temporary tax relief. The governor’s action allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to offer a 90-day extension for tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a...

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CNPA names winners in California Journalism Awards contests

The San Diego Union-Tribune is the General Excellence winner in the large dailies division in the 2019 California Journalism Awards Print Contest. The judge praised The Union-Tribune’s emphasis on local content, including an “all local front page,” “well done” arts and culture pages and some...

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How they tell of people and paper…

In a week where sports editors deftly profiled brave hardware-store owners and dining critics produced directories for take-out eateries, the real costs of vanishing ads on production and staff became evident. And publishers are telling the story. The Brentwood Press papers in Eastern Contra Costa...

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Lee Guittar, 88

Lee Guittar, top executive at Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner in the 1990s, died March 26, 2020, at home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He was 88. Before concluding his career with Hearst, Guittar had published or overseen operations at the Detroit...

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‘Around The Newspaper Legal World in 60 Minutes’

In this webinar, Michael Zinser will cover the following three topics: Newsroom Union Organizing – Newsrooms have been organized at many newspapers, large and small, including The Missoula (Mont.) Independent, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), Chicago Tribune, Omaha World Herald and others. Zinser...

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