2023 Contest Winners/Convention
2023 Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners! Explore the awards below by publication, divisions, and general excellence.  Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us at the 150th annual convention.

Thank you to our sponsors! 



Mirabel Technologies 

Associated Press 

Creative Circle Media

Lineup Systems 

RBC Investments 

North Carolina Bar Association

NCPA Federal Credit Union 

NC Press Foundation 

Illinois Press Association (PlaceIt) 


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2023 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards

2023 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Press Release Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director,  phil@ncpress.com   For Immediate Release  Thursday, August 24, …

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Industry News & Moves
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FIRST for a Reason: The Courts Giveth; The Courts Taketh Away North Carolina’s appellate courts have been relatively active in the open government and libel space in recent months.  The open government outcomes have been favorable, but in an odd move …
National Newspaper Week Oct 1-7 NNW materials are available now National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1 - 7, and materials are available for download now on the  website . NNW has promotional print ads, social media ads, web ads, …
Sustaining Rural Journalism After local police raided the office of the Marion County Record and the home of its owners, creating a national outcry that was entirely justified, the question was asked in newspaper offices around …
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Longtime local sports reporter Steve Behr passes Those who participated in sports — be it as a coach, athlete or spectator — probably ran into Steve Behr a time or two over the last 20 years. The longtime local sports …
Rocky Mount Telegram names new editor Eugene Tinklepaugh, 42, has been tapped to succeed the late Gene Metrick as editor of the Rocky Mount Telegram by newspaper publisher Kyle Stephens. Stephens noted that Tinklepaugh, …
Telegram editor Gene Metrick dies at 63 Gene Metrick, a veteran newspaperman and editor of The Rocky Mount Telegram since 2018, died Tuesday after battling cancer. He was 63. Metrick was a beloved member of the Telegram …
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North State Journal group completes acquisition of Charlotte printing facility CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s only statewide newspaper will soon be printed in Charlotte along with several other regional and national publications after the completion of an acquisition …
NCPA OFFERS FREE TRAINING TO JOURNALISTS AT MEMBER PAPERS  Membership in an exclusive organization has its privileges. North Carolina Press Association now offers a new privilege — free, self-paced online training for journalists at …
CityView, The Assembly create strategic partnership FAYETTEVILLE — CityView, a Fayetteville-based online news organization, and The Assembly, a digital-first magazine covering power and place in North Carolina, have launched a strategic …
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