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Allied Member News: Brokerage renamed to include Potts

Cribb, Greene & Cope, a CNPA Allied Member applicant, has been renamed to Cribb, Cope & Potts to reflect the firm’s most recent ownership/partner changes. Jeffrey Potts of Folsom, pictured, is the firm’s California partner. He brings more than two decades of media and non-media merger-and-acquisition/brokerage experience. Potts joined...

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Identify applicants for Cal Press internship grants

The application deadline is Nov. 24, 2021, for the California Press Foundation’s Internship Grants program. The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships at California news companies in Spring or Summer 2022. Also, Cal Press has earmarked...

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Advice: Are you telling your own stories?

By Jim Pumarlo I circulated a column celebrating community newspapers earlier this year in recognition of Sunshine Week. Its publication prompted a few comments. One reader, who hailed from a Minneapolis suburb, read the column in his local paper. He wrote, in part: “I enjoyed...

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Stidham is The Union’s associate publisher

Julia Stidham becomes associate publisher at Swift Communications’ The Union in Grass Valley, where Don Rogers continues as publisher.  Stidham, an area native, has been with The Union since 1999 and had been advertising director for six years. “She’s from this community, loves it and knows it...

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Plaques on the way

The plaque manufacturer for the 2020 California Journalism Awards reports that First- and Second-Place plaques for CNPA winners have shipped. Personalized award plaques may be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Click to download an order form CNPA mailed all winner certificates last week; please watch for their...

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Morlan is now the editor in San Andreas

Dakota Morlan is now editor of the weekly Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas. Morlan, who also has freelanced extensively, had reported for the company since 2018. She has a B.A. in Arab Studies from Davidson College in North Carolina. Marc Lutz, editor since 2018, writes about his...

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Free stuff: Teacher Guide on Court Access

For your consideration, this free, 27-page guide provides an overview of the First Amendment right to observe hearings and trials and obtain records about civil and criminal cases, with a look at some of the major Supreme Court rulings that have shaped this right. The...

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Schneider becomes M.E. at Times-Standard

Ruth Schneider is now managing editor of MediaNews Group’s Times-Standard in Eureka. The UC Santa Cruz and Columbia University alum, city editor since 2016, has also worked at the Vallejo Times-Herald and Good Times in Santa Cruz. “What really sells me on Ruth is her dedication to the mission,”...

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The Last Word? Another proud editor…

“She would be happy today to see another dynamic young woman follow in her footsteps at the helm of the Index-Tribune.” Bill Lynch, 2004 CNPA president, in “Musings: Aunt Celie would be proud” (The Sonoma Index-Tribune). Publisher Emily Charrier, CNPA’s chairperson-elect, is now also editor...

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