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Board approves CNPA Strategic Plan

After advance review and extensive discussion, the CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 24 approved the California News Publishers Association 2019-20 Strategic Business Plan. The plan, created by the Strategic Planning Committee, led by Chairman Ron Hasse, in coordination with key CNPA staff and an...

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CNPA Board approves four memberships

The CNPA Board of Directors on Oct. 24 approved membership for these applicants: Daily La Opinión, Los Angeles; Arturo Carmona, senior adviser Weekly Tri County Sentry, Oxnard; Lisa Grace-Kellogg, publisher Digital News Member Slavic Sacramento, Walnut Creek; Ruslan Gurzhiy, publisher and editor WEHOville, West Hollywood;...

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Almena Lomax to California Newspaper Hall of Fame

Almena Lomax (1915-2011) is a 2019 inductee into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Hallie Almena Davis majored in journalism at Los Angeles City College and worked for Charlotta Bass (2017 Hall of Fame inductee) at African American weekly The California Eagle. In 1941, she...

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John O’Malley, 72

Memorial services are pending for John Francis O’Malley, CNPA’s contract lobbyist for 25 years, who died Oct. 21, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. O’Malley collaborated with CNPA’s advocacy team from his post at Lang, Hansen, O’Malley and Miller and then...

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‘Keeping Subscribers Happy’

Research has shown that subscribers that feel like they are part of a membership program are 48% more likely to retain. The Providence Journal has started a few subscriber-only efforts that everyone can do to help make their subscribers feel like they are a part...

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‘Mobile’ Apps for Journalists’

Our journalists use their phones more than ever to report the news. What are must-have mobile apps to help them do their jobs? Learn about the favorites of reporters who cover everything from hurricanes to car accidents. GateHouse Media Senior Director of Content Jean Hodges...

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Summaries not enough, San Diego judge says

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office must pay nearly $100,000 in legal fees in the settlement of a lawsuit over a public records request, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. When attorneys representing the First Amendment Coalition in 2018 requested all records of sexual misconduct by...

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CNPA Board meets this Thursday

The CNPA Board of Directors this week will review a new strategic plan for the organization, hear plans for dealing with the coming year’s complex independent-contractor challenges and consider proposals to revise the CNPA Bylaws to admit magazines as members and to enable digital news...

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The Last Word? Supporting the students comes first

“They used the fact that he was an adjunct professor as an explanation for why they didn’t give him classes, but that doesn’t tell me why they let go of a very well-credentialed professor.” — Jim Ewert, CNPA general counsel, quoted in “Student Newspaper Adviser...

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