CNPA Bulletin

In February, take the First Amendment to school

Posted on 1/19/2017
During the first week of February, I encourage every member of CNPA and the California Press Foundation to visit a nearby high school to speak to the American Government classes about the First Amendment and the role of a free press in our democratic

Join us at Governmental Affairs Day

Posted on 1/18/2017
Make plans to attend 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 legislators and legislative leaders.

Public-notice webinar is Jan. 25

Posted on 1/18/2017
The newspaper industry has had a lot of success protecting public notice in the state legislatures, but collectively we’re on the defensive.

Use house ads to promote public notice

Posted on 1/18/2017
The News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) offers several house ads, like this one, to promote public-notice advertising in newspapers.

Advertising Excellence Contest deadline now Feb. 24

Posted on 1/18/2017
The deadline for this year’s Advertising Excellence Contest has been extended to Friday, Feb. 24.

Reception Jan. 24 for cartoon exhibit

Posted on 1/18/2017
California State Librarian Greg Lucas invites CNPA members to a special reception for the exhibit “Afflicting the Comfortable: California’s Editorial Cartoonists” from 4 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Email’s a blast ... and a money-maker

Posted on 1/18/2017
You may be overlooking a potential local profit center: email blasts.

Circulation legal seminar Feb. 10 in Pasadena

Posted on 1/18/2017
The Cal Western Circulation Managers Association will hold its 37th annual Legal Seminar on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Hilton Pasadena.

Media law workshop Friday in Los Angeles

Posted on 1/18/2017
Experienced lawyers will lead sessions on libel and privacy, news-gathering, source protection, copyright, FOIA and entertainment law in a daylong workshop and panel discussion this Friday, Jan. 20, hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

Contest honors public-notice articles

Posted on 1/18/2017
The entry deadline is next Friday, Jan 27, for the Public Notice Journalism Prize, sponsored by the Public Notice Resource Center.

Sales, marketing webinars offered

Posted on 1/18/2017
Along with Inland Press Association webinars (see today’s top item) CNPA members can join webinars offered by Online Media Campus and Local Media Association at discounted rates. Here’s what’s coming up:

Jerry Budrick to edit Calaveras Enterprise

Posted on 1/18/2017
Jerry Budrick is now editor of the twice-weekly Calaveras Enterprise in San Andreas, the newspaper reports.

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Legislative Bulletin

Gov. Chris Christie’s effort to eliminate newspaper public notice advertising in New Jersey stalls

Posted on 12/22/2016
It isn’t unusual for politicians seeking revenge for negative press coverage to retaliate by sponsoring legislation that would eliminate public notice advertising in newspapers.

Save the date — Governmental Affairs Day set for Feb. 15

Posted on 12/14/2016
Make plans to attend CNPA’s 20th Annual Governmental Affairs Day scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legislators and new legislative leaders.

Will public records on private cellphones escape public scrutiny?

Posted on 12/14/2016
Last week, the California Supreme Court asked that question when it held oral argument in the Smith v. City of San Jose case, where attorney Karl Olson represented CNPA and other media entities as amicus parties in the case.

Assembly moves quickly to adopt rules to implement transparency initiative

Posted on 12/14/2016
The first meeting of the state Senate and Assembly in December to kick-off a new biennial session is traditionally filled with the usual pomp and circumstance associated with swearing in recently elected members with their families and loved ones the

Call for examples of CPRA delays

Posted on 12/14/2016
CNPA has heard complaints for years that agencies drag their heels in responding to requests under the California Public Records Act. Now, CNPA is looking to do something about it.

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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