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Bill would make all Coroner’s reports confidential

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has introduced AB 2372 sponsored by the Ventura County Coroner’s Office to make all autopsy results confidential. “This information can be very traumatizing for the surviving family members of a crime victim,” Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, said in the release. “The...

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Executive Director

The California News Publishers Association (CNPA), a 132-year-old, 500-member trade organization, is seeking its next Executive Director. The ideal candidate must be capable of working on multiple tasks simultaneously, have demonstrated written and oral communication skills and possess organizational and time management proficiency. The next...

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Act now: Election-data deadline today

From the Secretary of State’s Advisory: The March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election is fast approaching, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office can help you with your election night reporting needs. If you want to receive up-to-the-minute results on election night directly from the...

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Paulette Brown-Hinds to CalMatters board

Paulette Brown-Hinds, CNPA’s immediate past-president, has joined the board of directors at CalMatters, a CNPA Digital News Member. She is publisher of the Black Voice News in Riverside and founder of Voice Media Ventures. Brown-Hinds is a director at The James Irvine Foundation, the Community...

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Moves elsewhere…

Jay Harn, former publisher of several California newspapers, is now editor in chief at the San Diego Business Journal. He had been general manager for student media at San Diego State University-Daily Aztec. … Robert Price, longtime reporter, columnist and editor at The Bakersfield Californian,...

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New bills threaten public notices

Two bills introduced this week would permit two northern California transit districts to post public notices online bypassing the existing requirement that the notices be published in a newspaper of general circulation. AB 2711 by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) would allow the San Joaquin Regional...

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More bills introduced this week

As legislators grapple with today’s deadline to introduce bills for the 2020 session, CNPA has identified several that are of particular interest to newspapers: AB 2569 by Assemblyman Tim Grayson (D-Concord) would exempt from disclosure under the CPRA the name and address of the victim...

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Editor/Reporters (California/Oregon Coast)

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Twenty-year-old Country Media Inc., a fast-growing family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites, has acquired five newspapers over the past eight months. Of the company’s 14 paid publications, nine are located along the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Crescent City, CA north...

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McClatchy files bankruptcy protection

McClatchy, the Sacramento-based company with 30 newspapers in 14 states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. Under the proposed sale, Chatham Asset Management LLC would operate McClatchy as a private company. “As a supportive investor in McClatchy since 2009, Chatham is committed to...

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