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2020 Annual Convention 

NCPA Contest-Call for Entries: 10/10/19

Contest Deadline: 11/14/19 

Contest Results Announced: 12/20/19 

Convention  Opens: 2/26/20

Awards Banquet: 2/27/20 

NCPA Membership Meeting: 2/28/20

NCPA Annual Convention

February 26-28, 2020 

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley 

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Newspaper Executives Lobby Washington to Fight Duopoly Executives from seven newspaper companies lobbied Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to pass the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” a bill that fights the dominance of …
Guide to Native Advertising The news industry is full of ideas when it comes to experimenting with new storytelling formats and techniques—podcasts, virtual reality, Instagram posts. The list is long, but storytelling …
Local newspapers are suffering, but they’re still (by far) the most significant journalism producers in their communities   Local newspapers have always been the epicenter of local news ecosystems. While communities may have other sources of journalism, such as TV and radio stations and online-only outlets, the …
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Bloom is named regional publisher LAURINBURG — Brian Bloom, a third-generation newspaper man from Iowa, has been named the regional publisher of The Laurinburg Exchange. His first day was Wednesday. Most recently Bloom was …
Jordan named editor of Dispatch Annette Jordan has been named editor of The Dispatch in Lexington.She will also continue her duties as editor of The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro.A Randolph County native, Jordan is a graduate of …
Distelhorst named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer Mike Distelhorst was named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer on Wednesday as part of a consolidation effort by Gatehouse Media, the company that owns the newspaper.Distelhorst, who already …
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School of Media and Journalism renamed after $25 million gift from alumnus The UNC School of Media and Journalism will be renamed following a $25 million gift from Walter and Ben Hussman, the school announced Tuesday.  The new name is the UNC Hussman School of …
North Carolina’s ‘ag-gag’ statute violates First Amendment, chills newsgathering On Sept. 3, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 21 media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting efforts to challenge the constitutionality of North …
North Carolina joins antitrust probe of Facebook; state AGs team up for investigations North Carolina will be among the states participating in an antitrust investigation of social media giant Facebook. “I can confirm that Attorney General [Josh] Stein is participating in the …
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NCPA Annual Convention February 26-28, 2020 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Raleigh, NC

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  • Team Lead Journalist

    Team Lead Journalist The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC, is looking for an experienced digital leader who can work with other content producers to ensure best practices are being implemented. …
  • Multimedia sports editor wanted

    Restoration NewsMedia is seeking an enterprising sports editor to cover high school athletics and community sports for The Courier-Times and PersonCountyLife.com. The successful candidate will be a …
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