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To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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CNPA’s new online community: A bit about the benefits

CNPA‘s new member benefit — the CNPA online community — launches in a week. Before we go live, we wanted to share some of the great ways that you can use the community to connect, collaborate and learn. Follow topics of interest: Stay up to date on the...

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Contest awards update

California Journalism Awards reports that First- and Second-Place plaques for CNPA winners will ship this week. Thank you for your patience during this lengthy production season. Awards certificates will be mailed to winners from CNPA. Meanwhile, CNPA Members received mailed copies of the commemorative awards magazine, which includes select features...

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Capitol Update: Publishers win crucial advancements

From the Summer 2021 issue of California Publisher News editors and publishers scored several crucial advancements during the current California legislative session. The industry defeated attempts to restrict access to public records and meetings, and its carriers are part of a bill now moving its way...

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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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In Memoriam: Paul Nyberg, 89

Paul Nyberg, who co-owned the weekly Los Altos Town Crier for 26 years, died Aug. 2, 2021, after a lengthy illness, The Town Crier reports. He was 89. Paul and Liz Nyberg had owned The Town Crier from 1993 to 2019. “They were also both social butterflies, attending...

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Contest awards update

The plaque manufacturer for the 2020 California Journalism Awards reports that First- and Second-Place plaques for CNPA winners will ship starting Aug. 13. Thank you for your patience during this lengthy production season. Awards certificates will be mailed to winners from CNPA. Meanwhile, CNPA Members received...

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In case you missed it: New public-notice website

CNPA has launched a new and improved design of CaPublicNotice.com in partnership with Column. “We are intent on finding ways to help CNPA members adapt to and benefit from modern technology,” said CNPA President and CEO Charles Ford Champion II. “Column adheres to that strategy. It...

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In case you missed it: New public-notice website

CNPA has launched a new and improved design of CaPublicNotice.com in partnership with Column. “We are intent on finding ways to help CNPA members adapt to and benefit from modern technology,” said CNPA President and CEO Charles Ford Champion II. “Column adheres to that strategy. It...

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El Latino is CNPA Weekly applicant

El Latino, a Chula Vista-based weekly, has applied for Active membership in CNPA. Fanny Miller is publisher of the 40,000-circulation Friday weekly, founded in 1988. Its website says “El Latino newspaper is the largest Spanish-language publication owned by Latino owners in California.” Until confirmation by...

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