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Important CNPA vote on Jan. 28

CNPA Active Members will vote Jan. 28 on proposed amendments to the CNPA bylaws along with the annual election of CNPA officers and directors. The CNPA Board of Directors at its Fall Quarterly Meeting approved a proposal to change the bylaws. As currently drafted, the...

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Six days to CNPA contest deadline

With the deadline fast approaching, it’s time to gather your best work from 2019 for the California Journalism Awards. Deadline for entries is 9 p.m. next Monday, Jan. 20. Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests were mailed to CNPA members in November....

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Shop talk with vendors at Capital Conference

The “Bloody Marys and Better Margins” segment that starts Day 3 of the CNPA Capital Conference aims to include CNPA Allied Members in the discussion. If you have not booked your spot for CapCon, Jan. 28-29 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, do not...

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Internship grants confirmed for four

Four students have been confirmed for California Press Foundation internship grants in 2020. The students, who demonstrated an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news business in California, will receive a $2,500 educational grant when they begin their internship in 2020. The students are...

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Brittney Barsotti is CNPA’s new attorney

Brittney Barsotti joins the CNPA staff this week as staff attorney. Prior to law school, Barsotti obtained a degree in journalism at San Francisco State University, where she covered issues such as tuition increases and cuts to the CSU system in the state budget. She...

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And on the third day … great ideas

The CNPA Capitol Conference, Jan. 28-29 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, starts its third day with a re-pop of the now-traditional exchange of great ideas. Last year’s “Hot Ideas and Cold Beer,” which caught the going-home crowd, becomes “Bloody Marys and Better Margins.”...

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In Downieville, a local comes through

Don Russell did everything to conjure up a buyer for Sierra County’s Mountain Messenger. He ran ads in his state press association newsletter (yes, this very one). He shopped the paper to other publishers. He alerted the media. And the media responded, publishing and broadcasting...

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