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Consider: Pulse Shopping Survey

“More than ever, your local businesses look to their community newspaper and ad reps for support and information about consumer shopping intentions,” reads a one-sheet regarding the Pulse COVID-19 Shopping Survey. “Many people are sheltering in place and potentially have more time to do a...

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East Bay Express acquired

The weekly East Bay Express is now part of an alt-weekly group that circulates in seven Bay Area counties, the East Bay Times reports. The Express, founded in 1978, joins Metro Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz’s Good Times, the North Bay Bohemian and the Pacific Sun....

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Last week’s webinars: Get recordings

Business Continuity: The Great Western Audience Alliance hosted “The COVID 19 Business Continuity Planning Roundtable: Part One” on Friday, March 13. It offered insights about the impacts of COVID-19 on Distribution Operations, Single Copy, Home Delivery, Sales and Acquisition, Paywall best practices and more. Use...

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Lee Enterprises sells Santa Maria, Hanford groups

Lee Enterprises has sold the Santa Maria Times, The Lompoc Record, Santa Ynez Valley News and The Sentinel in Hanford to Santa Maria News Media Inc., the Santa Maria Times reports. Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group...

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This is Sunshine Week…

Sunshine Week 2020 continues through Saturday. A USA Today op-ed by Ken Paulsen, titled “More government secrets just when we need transparency to detect fake news,” is available for republication by CNPA Members. (Click to download) This annual nationwide celebration of access to public information...

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NewsTrain, March 27-28, canceled

Due to coronavirus concerns, planners for NewsTrain, March 27-28 at Fresno State, will aim for a rescheduled event next spring. The NewsTrain workshop is for reporters, editors and other journalists from print, digital and broadcast newsrooms of all sizes, as well as journalism educators and...

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