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Tracy Wood, 76

Tracy A. Wood, noted investigative reporter, editor and war correspondent, died March 12, 2020, due to complications from cancer, Voice of OC reports. She was 76. Wood, a founding editor of Voice of OC a decade ago, previously had been a reporter with City News...

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CNPA staff goes to remote-work status

Due to the rapidly growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, CNPA Services Inc. staff will work remotely for at least the next two weeks beginning today, Monday, March 16. Staff will aim to avoid undue interruption in our operations and interactions with members and clients....

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Simon Grieve is new CNPA president

Simon Grieve, a CNPA director since 2015, is the association’s new president as of March 11. Chuck Champion has resigned as CNPA president and is serving as interim executive director at CNPA. Grieve was the CNPA Board of Directors’ vice president/secretary-treasurer in 2019 and then...

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CNPA cancels May 16 California Journalism Awards Gala

The California Journalism Awards Gala, scheduled for May 16 in Long Beach, is canceled. CNPA directors decided Thursday morning to cancel the event as caution and restriction increase over large gatherings and travel issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This second annual Gala was planned to...

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Free webinar Friday morning covers COVID-19 employer issues

The World Health Organization has officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, and you need to be prepared to address the employer challenges that your company may face. America’s Newspapers and three attorneys from Seyfarth Shaw are presenting a FREE webinar at 7:30 a.m. PDT tomorrow,...

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Finalists named in CNPA’s 2019 California Journalism Awards

After a busy few weeks of sorting through 2,969 entries and compiling the judges’ decisions, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists in the Print, Digital and Campus contests of the 2019 California Journalism Awards. The lists are available as sortable and searchable tables...

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Danielle Witten is high school educator of year

Danielle Witten, adviser to the Pepperbox at Arcata High School in Humboldt County, received the Nick Ferentinos Award for Advising Excellence last week at Humboldt State University, Lost Coast Outpost reports. “The students learn an enormous amount about power and democracy by being student journalists,”...

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