Two apply for Digital News membership

The CNPA Board of Directors will consider two Digital News Media applications at its July 19 quarterly meeting:

The Long Beach Post, founded in 2007, bills itself as “a daily, digital-first publication covering news, life, business, placemaking, food, sports, and LGBT issues in the city of Long Beach.” Its publisher is David Sommers. Melissa Evans is managing editor.

48hills, founded in 2013, says it “covers news, politics, arts, music, nightlife, and a vast array of cultural topics.” Its publisher is Marke Bieschke. Tim Redmond is founder and editor.

CNPA defines “Digital News Media” as an organization that posts news and information of a local character, using digital media that may include the internet, websites, mobile and tablet technology. Online publications can be paid or free news websites or electronic news publications with at least 50 percent local news content, rather than aggregated, copied or reprinted from other sources, with a substantial portion produced by local staff in California.

Membership questions? Contact Simon Birch, (916) 288-6010.

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