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Last call for Cal Press Winter Meeting

On Thursday, when you’ve gobbled dessert and are flipping drowsily through the Black Friday circulars, pay heed to this deadline. Thursday night is the final moment to reserve your spot at the California Press Foundation’s 142nd Annual Winter Meeting, coming up next Thursday and Friday...

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Merger adds to Gannett family

With New Media Investment Group’s acquisition of Gannett, several GateHouse Media companies in California join the new Gannett. They include The Record in Stockton, Daily Press in Victorville, Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka, Mount Shasta Herald and Taft Midway Driller. These...

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McClatchy to cut Saturday print in 2020

McClatchy-owned newspapers will eliminate their Saturday editions by the end of 2020 and augment their Friday and Sunday print content. In a message to readers of The Sacramento Bee, Gary Wortel, president and publisher and McClatchy regional publisher, wrote: “We are dedicated to providing this...

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Martinez paper to close

The Martinez News-Gazette will go out of print at year-end, The Mercury News reports. It was founded in 1858 and claimed to be Contra Costa County’s oldest newspaper. “This was a thriving daily paper for a long, long time,” Editor Rick Jones said. “A lot...

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Steve Falk is Cal Press’ Dec. 5 keynoter

Steve Falk, a CNPA director and CEO of Sonoma Media Investments LLC, will present the dinner keynote message at the California Press Association’s 142nd Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco. Falk’s topic, “Local Ownership and Award-Winning Journalism: Our Connection,” will cover the Santa Rosa-based ownership...

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Two months to CNPA contest deadline

The contest entry system for the 2019 California Journalism Awards is now open. Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2019 are available online for the following contests: Print Digital Campus Printed entry packages were mailed to CNPA member...

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Take time out for a survey?

Kevin Slimp, a news-industry consultant and speaker, is conducting a survey of North American newspapers concerning digital/online publishing. He is asking newspapers of all types and sizes to take a few minutes to participate in the survey. All responses are anonymous and survey results will...

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Davis Taylor adds Central Coast oversight for Lee

Davis Taylor, group publisher for Lee Central California Newspapers and Napa Valley Publishing, adds oversight of Lee Central Coast Newspapers, the Santa Maria Times reports. Taylor has been publisher in Hanford since 2013 and in Napa since 2018. 2012-13 CNPA President Cynthia Schur, Santa Maria...

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Free stuff: First Amendment panel Dec. 5

The First Amendment Coalition has confirmed the panel for its public forum on Dec. 5 in San Francisco. The discussion, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, precedes the California Press Foundation’s 142nd Annual Winter Meeting at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. Cal...

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And then, the Irish Newsboys…

The Irish Newsboys, a tuneful clan featuring local scribes and local rock legends, return Dec. 5 for a third year to the Cal Press Winter Meeting. They will entertain during the no-host social hour prior to the Thursday dinner and program. The Newsboys sing for...

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