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.”

Sunshine Week is March 12-18

Posted on 2/28/2017
Sunshine Week, March 12-18, is a good time to remind readers about freedom of information, open government and civic awareness.

Sunshine Week is March 12-18

Posted on 2/22/2017
Sunshine Week, March 12-18, is a good time to remind readers about freedom of information, open government and civic awareness.

CNPA office closed Feb. 20

Posted on 2/14/2017
The CNPA office will be closed next Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.

The Last Word? Seems like only yesterday

Posted on 2/7/2017
“As I think back at the last 60 years, hiring young, eager talent getting a start in the news business, many home grown, was one of the most rewarding parts of running the news side of the hometown newspaper.”

Governmental Affairs Day needs you

Posted on 1/24/2017
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.

Reception today for cartoon exhibit

Posted on 1/24/2017
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. today, Jan. 24.

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.

Personnel moves

Posted on 1/10/2017
George Cogswell, former publisher at the Ventura County Star, is retiring as publisher and president of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

Quick review: New laws in effect

Posted on 1/3/2017
The CNPA Governmental Affairs staff, who work to support or defeat legislation that helps or hurts your business, asks you to be aware of a dozen new laws that took effect this week.

Contest deadline in 13 days

Posted on 1/3/2017
The deadline to enter CNPA’s Better Newspapers Contest, Advertising Excellence Contest and Campus Excellence in Journalism Contest is midnight on Monday, Jan. 16.

Jonathan Sanchez, 64

Posted on 1/3/2017
Jonathan Sanchez, associate publisher and chief operating officer of Eastern Group Publications in the Los Angeles area, died Dec. 23, 2016, at home in Highland Park, the company reports. He was 64 and had cancer.

Dick Johnson, 88

Posted on 1/3/2017
Richard Myron “Dick” Johnson, former co-publisher of the Tehachapi News, died, Dec. 27, 2016, the newspaper reported. He was 88.

Media-law workshop Jan. 20 in Los Angeles

Posted on 1/3/2017
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 Jan. 20 hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

Resource Center

Kevin Slimp: First thing, we get 'er done...

Posted on 11/25/2014
Wow! Today has been one of those days. You're in the business. You know what I'm talking about.

Legislature makes news even during recess

Posted on 9/30/2015
It's March 1. The Legislature is in full swing. Your newsroom is primed to follow every twist and turn in the legislative hallways. As the saying goes, "The lawmakers are back. Protect your pocketbooks."

Challenged by 'big projects'? Broaden your definition

Posted on 8/18/2015
Brainstorm big editorial projects, and the mind-set often focuses on an in-depth series that can take weeks to research and write. The report will be published over multiple days in your print and digital platforms. The projects can energize your sta

Facing a tough call? Talk it out

Posted on 1/26/2016
Newspapers routinely face challenging decisions. Should we run this photo? Should we accept this ad? Should we report on every monthly meeting of a local activist group?

Want compensation data? Take the NICS survey

Posted on 4/13/2016
Inland's Newspaper Compensation Survey became the industry gold standard by being the most comprehensive, authoritative and powerful decision-making tool for HR and compensation managers.

10 things I'd tell publishers about their newspapers

Posted on 1/14/2016
Some time back, I was asked to give a quick after-lunch talk to a group of publishers at a statewide newspaper convention.