CNPA Bulletin

Committee selects Board nominees

Posted on 3/21/2017
In accordance with Article VI, Section 4. of the CNPA Bylaws, the following report of the Nominating Committee, headed by 2016/17 Immediate Past-President Dean Eckenroth, is submitted to all Active Members of the Association.

Equipment-grant deadline in one month

Posted on 3/21/2017
The California Press Foundation in May 2017 will award Campus Newspaper Equipment grants for California campus newspapers to upgrade their production equipment.

Summit session covers successful business evolution

Posted on 3/21/2017
CNPA members on Day One of the 2017 CNPA Summit can learn from a university specialist in the future of journalism.

Gary Wortel to succeed Cheryl Dell at Sacramento Bee

Posted on 3/21/2017
Gary Wortel will become president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee, with regional oversight of McClatchy’s Western properties, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.

Free stuff: Journalism & Tech talk

Posted on 3/15/2017
Join Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism on March 29 in San Francisco for an evening discussion on Journalism and Silicon Valley: The Balance of Power, examining the rapidly evolving relationship between journalism and technology.

Olympian effort at the Capitol

Posted on 3/15/2017
The Olympian at Castro Valley High School, a longtime CNPA Campus Member, is a regular participant in CNPA Governmental Affairs Day.

The Last Word? Be mindful of your tone

Posted on 3/15/2017
“Speak truth to power, but speak it in a calm, confident voice.”

Giving writers their due

Posted on 3/15/2017
Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Hendricks, Panetta, Cantil-Sakauye on Summit program

Posted on 3/8/2017
Registration opens this week for the 2017 CNPA Press Summit, coming up May 17-20 at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica.

Use house ads to promote public notices

Posted on 3/8/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Los Angeles Downtown News sold

Posted on 3/8/2017
Sue Laris has sold the Los Angeles Downtown News to Pasadena-based Southland Publishing, whose properties include Ventura County Weekly, Pasadena Weekly and the Argonaut.

Paul Bittick is Educator of the Year

Posted on 3/8/2017
The California Journalism & Media Affiliates presented the 2017 Journalism Educator of the Year Award — 4-Year Division, to Paul Bittick, general manager for Mustang News at Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo.

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Legislative Bulletin

Legislation attacking public notices assigned to committee

Posted on 3/16/2017
Bills sponsored by the state controller and the Self-Storage Association that threaten the system of printed public notices in newspapers have been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee and are scheduled to be heard by the committee this Tuesd

Court overturns Public Records Act law on free speech grounds

Posted on 3/5/2017
In a 38-page opinion, a federal court judge in Fresno ruled against a state law, long opposed by CNPA, that permits a public official to demand a publisher remove personal information it has posted online.

Legislature contemplates eliminating some confidential settlements

Posted on 3/5/2017
Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, has introduced legislation that would make it unlawful, and an ethical violation by attorneys, to enter secret settlement agreements related to public dangers.

Legislature has little appetite for law enforcement reform

Posted on 2/26/2017
CNPA, along with the ACLU and others, hoped to make a second go at reforming California’s clamped confidentiality laws with respect to police officer personnel records. Unfortunately, the Legislature was not ultimately committed to tackling this toug

Public notices under attack

Posted on 2/26/2017
Among the 2,495 bills introduced in the Senate and Assembly before last Friday’s deadline are four bills that would eliminate public notice advertising for the self-storage industry, the state controller, the Golden Gate bridge district and county tr

Reverse-CPRA bill introduced with several court cases pending

Posted on 2/26/2017
SB 657 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), has been introduced in an attempt to address the problem of reverse-CPRA actions, where a third party implicated in a public records request seeks to restrain an agency from disclosing information t

Bill threatening public notices to be introduced next week

Posted on 2/11/2017
Public notices required to be published under the Revenue and Taxation Code in a newspaper of general circulation are under siege.

Last call for Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 2/11/2017
Support CNPA’s efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legisla

Call for examples of CPRA delays

Posted on 1/28/2017
CNPA needs compelling evidence from members.

Governmental Affairs Day program needs you

Posted on 1/28/2017
Support CNPA’s Government Affairs’ efforts to advance and protect newspaper interests by attending CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with

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