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Neena Strichart departing Signal Tribune

Neena Strichart, publisher and former owner of the weekly Signal Tribune in Signal Hill, Los Angeles County, is retiring. “After 20 years of running the Signal Tribune, and five years before that working for two other newspapers, I am bringing my career to a close,”...

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Ben Kenfield to publisher at Del Norte Triplicate

Ben Kenfield is now publisher of Country Media’s Del Norte Triplicate and Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings, Ore., The Triplicate reports. Kenfield had been general manager of the thrice-weekly Herald Journal in Logan, Utah, and previously had revenue and advertising roles at the Klamath Falls...

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Bill Poindexter is managing editor at Auburn Journal

Bill Poindexter is now managing editor at Gold Country Media’s Auburn Journal, the newspaper reports. He was sports editor at the company’s Roseville Press-Tribune from 2010-2013. He previously had been a sports editor at The Modesto Bee and an assistant city editor at The Record...

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One month to Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week 2020 is March 15-21. The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means is made possible by support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Gridiron Club and Foundation. The American Society of News Editors launched...

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Robert Mercer, 72

Robert Ray Mercer, former journalism educator at Cypress College, died Jan. 21, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla., the Tulsa World reported. He was 72. Mercer was journalism chairman at Cypress College in Orange County from 1996 until his retirement in 2015. He received several Fulbright grants...

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‘Social Media Style Guides’

Val Hoeppner is a digital journalist, training and media strategist. She has worked in digital, mobile and multi-platform journalism for more than 15 years. As CEO of Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC, Hoeppner travels to newsrooms, universities and media conferences where she creates and...

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The Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, Calif., is looking for a full-time (40 hours per week) general reporter to write a little bit of everything. The paper is owned by Country Media and is published two times a week — Tuesday and Friday. The...

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Bill introduced to reorganize CPRA

Legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) to reorganize the California Public Records Act in an effort to make it more “user friendly” without making any substantive changes. The bill, AB 2138, would recodify and reorganize the act, striking it from California Government...

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