CNPA Bulletin

Louis Amestoy steps down in Bakersfield

Posted on 7/27/2016
Louis Amestoy, VP/Content at TBC Media, publisher of The Bakersfield Californian, has submitted his resignation, according to CNPA President Michelle Chantry, president, CEO and CFO at TBC Media.

CNPA Quarterly Meeting this Friday

Posted on 7/27/2016
At the CNPA Quarterly Meeting this Friday in Marina del Rey.

Judge rejects suit against CIR, ProPublica

Posted on 7/27/2016
Judge G. Murray Snow of the federal district court in Phoenix on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against the nonprofit news outlets ProPublica and Center for Investigative Reporting, reports CIR, a CNPA Digital-News Member.

Have you looked for cartoons yet?

Posted on 7/27/2016
A reminder that the California State Library, CNPA and the California Press Foundation are collaborating to create a 50-piece exhibit about the rich history of original artwork done by California cartoonists.

Design ... by design

Posted on 7/27/2016
The way I see it, the word “design” is synonymous with the word “plan.” If you have no plan, you have no design.

Readership, analytics webinars coming up

Posted on 7/27/2016
CNPA members can join webinars offered by Online Media Campus.

‘Rights & Risks’ Thursday in Hanford

Posted on 7/20/2016
The next CNPA “Rights & Risks” seminar, led by Legal Counsel Nikki Moore, pictured, is set for this Thursday, July 21 in Hanford. All CNPA members are invited.

Have you looked for cartoons yet?

Posted on 7/20/2016
A reminder that the California State Library, CNPA and the California Press Foundation are collaborating to create a 50-piece exhibit about the rich history of original artwork done by California cartoonists.

Next week: Prepare to check your account on website

Posted on 7/20/2016
Early next week, CNPA members can expect an email message describing how to log in to accounts that association staff have set up for you on the new CNPA website.

Sept. 22 conference to focus on best practices in public notice

Posted on 7/20/2016
Efforts by government officials to move public notices from local newspapers to government websites pick up steam every year. CNPA and other state press associations are battling on several fronts to preserve newspaper notice and to protect the publi

Members invited to Quarterly Meeting

Posted on 7/20/2016
The CNPA Board of Directors and committees will meet on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29 at the Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292.

Glenn Stifflemire to publisher in Lodi

Posted on 7/20/2016
Glenn Stifflemire has added oversight of the Lodi News-Sentinel to his duties as publisher of the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville and adjacent weeklies, The News-Sentinel reports.

Legislative Bulletin

Anonymous jury bill flies out of Senate committee

Posted on 7/1/2016
Legislation that would require judges, attorneys and other court personnel to address a juror only by a number or initial during voir dire proceedings was unanimously approved this week by the Senate Public Safety Committee on a 7-0 vote.

Planned Parenthood bill glides out of Senate Public Safety Committee

Posted on 7/1/2016
In a disappointing move, the Senate Public Safety committee voted 5-2 to punt the Planned Parenthood bill, AB 1671 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Bill to delay public access to body cam footage is narrowly defeated

Posted on 7/1/2016
The Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday denied passage of a bill that would have allowed a law enforcement officer to prohibit a public agency from responding to a California Public Records Act request for body cam footage for three days.

Bill limiting public access to body cam footage overwhelmingly approved by Senate committee

Posted on 7/1/2016
AB 2611 by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-San Jose) that would exempt from disclosure any visual or audio recording of the death of a peace officer being killed in the line of duty unless the officer's immediate family gives consent, was unflinchingly appro

Legislation to disclose water user information keeps flowing

Posted on 7/1/2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee sent AB 1520 to the Senate Floor from the consent calendar this week, a move that signals its support in the house.

PUC reform bill gets Assembly committee nod

Posted on 7/1/2016
A bill supported by CNPA that would roll back a provision in a law that prohibits the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from publicly disclosing investigative reports, safety audit reports and inspection records was passed by the Assembly

Legislature puts the brakes on Constitutional amendment

Posted on 7/1/2016
The legislature's effort to end the process it uses to strip language from a bill and replace it with entirely new language at the end of the legislative session is not moving forward.

Measure requiring public fund investment disclosures sails through Assembly Committee

Posted on 7/1/2016
A bill that would require a public investment fund to require alternative investment vehicles to make specified disclosures regarding fees, expenses, and carried interest in connection with these vehicles and the underlying investments was passed by

Assembly moves bill to begin oversight of building contractors

Posted on 6/24/2016
Following the Berkeley balcony collapse on June 16, 2015 that resulted in the death of six Irish college students, Senator Jerry Hill (D- San Mateo) introduced SB 465, which would institute reporting requirements for building contractors in an effort

Author pulls bill to delay record access; resets it for Tuesday

Posted on 6/24/2016
As the Senate Public Safety Committee members gathered last Tuesday prior to their hearing, the chairwoman of the committee Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) told Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) that she had concerns with his AB 2533.

The California Publisher

What effect could Donald Trump have on libel laws

Posted on 7/6/2016
Donald Trump has made it clear he wants to make it easier to win lawsuits against the press.

Saving your digital news?

Posted on 7/5/2016
Kiss them all goodbye: That groundbreaking report on municipal corruption, the prize-winning series about the school system, that once-in-a-lifetime exclusive interview with the president.

Stanford: Using data, computation to find stories

Posted on 7/5/2016
When “Spotlight” won the best picture Oscar this year, it re-surfaced discussion about how important investigative journalism can be in holding the powerful accountable.

The ups and downs of drones at schools

Posted on 7/5/2016
In 2014, at the end of the school year, the Cerritos College journalism program had the opportunity to buy a drone. It was a purchase that we hoped would change the way our Talon Marks newspaper staff covered news.

Itching to fly? Do your homework

Posted on 7/5/2016
Consider this my official coming-out statement. I’m a newspaper publisher who owns and operates a drone.

Publisher Profile: Norb Garrett

Posted on 7/5/2016
When I pick up one of your papers from the rack, what do I get?

Supervisors’ ad hoc meeting may comply

Posted on 7/5/2016
Question: The board of supervisors has been watching a ballot measure on the legality of growing marijuana in the county.

Your committee awaits

Posted on 7/5/2016
With the 2016 CNPA Summit and annual election of officers and directors in the recent past, it is time to get down to the business of CNPA and its wholly-owned advertising and management business, CNPA Services Inc.

High school mentors help to create winners

Posted on 5/10/2016
Success tells the whole story.

We’ve got plenty to do in the next year

Posted on 5/2/2016
We — President-elect Michelle Chantry and Executive Director Tom Newton — had a good discussion recently about the challenges and opportunities CNPA and CNPA Services, Inc. (CSI) will have during Chantry’s term.


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