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San José Spotlight is Digital News applicant

San José Spotlight has applied to be a Digital News Member of CNPA. Ramona Giwargis is publisher of the company, which was founded in 2017. San José Spotlight states that its mission is to “change the face of local journalism by building a community-supported newsroom...

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Crystal Apilado to editor at Winters Express

Crystal Apilado is now editor of McNaughton Newspapers’ weekly Winters Express, the newspaper reports. The Winters High grad and Western Michigan University journalism alum had been assistant editor and succeeds Emma Johnson, who has taken another position in McNaughton Newspapers. “I’m excited to see what...

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Joseph Barletta, 83

Joseph Barletta, a former top executive in several national news companies, died Oct. 28, 2019, in Napa, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He was 83. Barletta was a former president of the San Francisco Newspaper Agency, which managed the joint-operating agreement between the San Francisco...

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Melanie Smith is managing editor at Tracy Press

Melanie Smith begins this week as managing editor of Tank Town Media’s weekly Tracy Press, the newspaper reports. Smith, a Tracy High grad, has been with The Press since 2005 and most recently has coordinated content for the Friday print edition and daily online edition....

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Enter California Journalism Awards now

Start gathering your best work: The 2019 California Journalism Awards are underway. The contest recognizes the outstanding reporting, design, photography and multimedia of CNPA members from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019. Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests will be mailed to...

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Caroline Titus is News Executive of the Year

The California Press Foundation has announced that the 2019 Justus F. Craemer News Executive of the Year Award will go to Caroline Titus, publisher and editor of the weekly Ferndale Enterprise. Caroline Titus has kept the tradition of the Ferndale Enterprise going for the past...

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Publisher, editor, sales manager, sales

After buying the twice-weekly coastal newspapers in Brookings, OR, and Crescent City, CA, four months ago, Country Media now is expanding its staff. Excellent opportunities exist at one or both newspapers for publisher, editor, reporter, sales manager and ad sales rep. Competitive compensation, full employee...

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Senior Reporter

This is your chance to be part of dynamic, family newspaper. We have an immediate opportunity for an accurate and hard-working senior reporter at one of Oregon’s best small daily newspapers based in scenic and historic Pendleton. This is a key reporting assignment covering two...

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Copy Editor/Digital Editor

The Examiner, San Francisco’s award-winning print and digital publication, is seeking a Copy Editor/Digital Editor to take on an exciting hybrid role that marries our print and digital publishing. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, creative and fun work environment located in the...

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CNPA Board approves proposal for bylaw amendments

The CNPA Board of Directors at its Oct. 24 Quarterly Meeting approved a proposal to change the CNPA bylaws. The amendments will be presented to the Active Members in January along with the annual election of CNPA officers and directors. As currently drafted, the amendments...

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