CNPA Bulletin

Four confirmed for Internship Grants

Posted on 12/6/2016
Four students have been confirmed for California Press Foundation internship grants. A panel of four Foundation reviewers selected the four from seven applicants.

Weeklies group honors best editorial

Posted on 12/6/2016
The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for the 57th annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest.

Don’t underestimate the value of business reporting

Posted on 12/6/2016
An exchange in an editors’ hotline probed a familiar topic: When is a business announcement considered news, and when is it an ad? The item in question was a new employee at an auction and realty company.

Fresno editor Kris Eldred to retire

Posted on 12/6/2016
Kris Eldred, assistant managing editor at The Fresno Bee, will take early retirement in January, said Jim Boren, The Bee’s executive editor and senior vice president.

Keith Gebers, 85

Posted on 12/6/2016
Keith Gebers, former news editor of the Elk Grove Citizen, died Nov. 26, 2016, following a stroke, the newspaper reported. He was 85.

Gretchen McCombs, 87

Posted on 12/6/2016
Gretchen McCombs, who with her husband Al (1982 CNPA president) have owned Champion Newspapers in Chino since 1956, died Nov. 28, 2016, after 16 years’ affliction with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 87.

Survey highlights under-studied world of local journalism

Posted on 12/6/2016
A new online survey is asking local journalists in the U.S. to share their story as part of a wider initiative examining the health of the local newspaper industry.

Carlos Aviles to editor at SCNG’s Spanish-language media

Posted on 12/1/2016
Carlos Aviles begins this week as editor of Southern California News Group’s Spanish-language newspapers covering Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. He had been a local editor at La Opinión.

Free-speech awards to Thomas Peele, Caroline Titus

Posted on 11/29/2016
The First Amendment Coalition will present its 2016 Free Speech & Open Government Award to Thomas Peele and Caroline Titus this Thursday evening during the California Press Foundation’s 139th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Survey highlights under-studied world of local journalism

Posted on 11/29/2016
A new online survey is asking local journalists in the U.S. to share their story as part of a wider initiative examining the health of the local newspaper industry.

Ariel Carmona Jr. to city editor in Willits

Posted on 11/29/2016
Ariel Carmona Jr. in October became city editor/reporter at Digital First Media’s Willits News in Mendocino County.

Free stuff: Rural health news

Posted on 11/29/2016
The latest column by Trudy Liebermanfor the Rural Health News Services is “Out-of-Network ER Docs May Charge Big Bucks.”

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Posted on 11/22/2016

Legislative Bulletin

Need legal help covering Election Day?

Posted on 11/7/2016
Lawyers will be standing by on Tuesday to offer legal backup to journalists across the state and country. As always, the CNPA helpline is operating and available to CNPA members.

Has your public records request been stonewalled or ignored?

Posted on 11/7/2016
Reporters want information fast. But access to government records isn’t often very speedy or timely.

California Publisher

Bruce Brugmann honored for life’s work

Posted on 10/25/2016
This year’s Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award honoree is Bruce B. Brugmann, former editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a weekly alternative newspaper he founded in October 1966 with his wife, Jean Dibble, who handled the busines

Dean Eckenroth is Newspaper Executive of the Year

Posted on 10/25/2016
The 2016 Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year is Dean Eckenroth, president of Eagle Newspapers in Coronado.

So it’s your paper’s 150th...

Posted on 10/25/2016
When a newspaper nears the 150-year mark, its handlers face some tough considerations: How should the company observe the anniversary? What would entice the community to join in the celebration? Who and what does it take to pull it together? And what

Sharon DiMauro receives NNA’s McKinney Award

Posted on 10/25/2016
Sharon DiMauro, publisher of the Advocate-News in Fort Bragg and The Mendocino Beacon, received the Emma C. McKinney Award in September from the National Newspaper Association.

Publisher profile: Fred Hall, Mid-Valley Publishing, Reedley

Posted on 10/25/2016
What makes your newspapers a must-read?

Journalist Jason Leopold lives and breathes by FOIA

Posted on 10/25/2016
Government records are journalist Jason Leopold’s most important sources, and the federal Freedom of Information Act is his most important tool. He hopes new amendments to FOIA, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama this summer, wil

Brehm sells three titles

Posted on 10/25/2016
San Diego-based Brehm Communications Inc. has sold three newspapers in Indiana and Illinois to Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group: the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Mount Carmel Register and The Standard.

New laws to follow in the New Year

Posted on 10/24/2016
Despite grappling with different approaches to address issues involving public access to body and dash cam footage, police misconduct and the regulation of drones, the Legislature and governor failed to make any meaningful changes to the law in these

Daily Pilot expands

Posted on 10/24/2016
The Daily Pilot in September added Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Seal Beach to its coverage and circulation area. The change eliminated the Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot as standalone flags.

C. Deane Funk, 92, was 1975 president

Posted on 10/24/2016
C. Deane Funk, 1975 president of CNPA, died Oct. 16, 2016. He was 92.

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