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Winter Institute, March 9 - 10. North Carolina's newspapers only gather once each year, and we've planed a full-scale conference program we guarantee will be worth the investment of your time and money. Relocated to the heart of …
Carmage Walls Leadership Forum, March 26 - 28. The Carmage Walls Leadership Forum - to be held March 26-28 at The Carolina Inn - is a unique event that centers around in-depth discussion of critical industry issues. Participants share ideas …
America East Media Business & Technology Conference, April 10 - 12.
SNPA/Inland Joint Annual Meeting, September 10 - 12. We are excited to announce that SNPA and the Inland Press Association are collaborating to hold a joint annual meeting next year in Colorado Springs. As you know, SNPA and Inland have collaborated on other conferences and meetings over the years, and are two of the co-sponsors of the Key Executives Mega-Conference. These collaborations are consistently successful, and we are confident that this joint meeting, at the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel, will benefit members of both associations. Please mark your calendar and plan to join SNPA and Inland for this very special program at The Broadmoor, Sept. 10-12, 2017.
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Washington Post will be breaking news source for Snapchat Discover

The Washington Post today announced the launch of The Post’s new daily Discover Edition on Snapchat, which will make the company the first editorial partner to provide multiple news updates …

Newsonomics: The new Knight-Lenfest initiative gives a kick in the pants to America’s metro newspapers

For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s …

Cyber Security: Hacker steals 83,000 accounts from UPI news

Think you're not vulnerable? A hacker is selling a database supposedly containing 83,000 compromised accounts from, the website of the 110-year-old American news agency, United Press …

People remember where they got their news, but still think Facebook is a news outlet

Spend a day clicking back and forth between online news and other stuff and it’s not that surprising that you might not remember what you read where. A study out Thursday from the Pew Research …

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Bradford to step down as Lumina News publisher

Lumina News publisher/editor Pat Bradford and news director Terry Lane have reached terms on Lane taking over the weekly newspaper’s publishing and ownership. The Thursday Feb. 16 issue will be …

Whitfield named editor of Roxboro Courier-Times

Johnny Whitfield is the new editor of the Roxboro Courier-Times, replacing Tim Chandler who has been with the paper for nearly 30 years, the last 10 as editor.Whitfield has a long career, having …

Normile to lead Duplin Times newsroom

Trevor Normile, a news reporter with five years of service at the Duplin Times, Kenansville, has been promoted to the news editor position. Normile accepted news editor responsibilities last week …

The Courier-Tribune mourns Kathi Keys

Veteran Asheboro reporter Kathi Keys  has died from an illness that forced her retirement last October after 45-plus years in newspapers, most of it at The Courier-Tribune and the Randolph …

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Are you ready for the new year? Take an inventory

It’s standard procedure at newspapers to chronicle the year. Headlines typically include the passing of noteworthy individuals; the success, or maybe failure, of a civic project; milestones in …

Henninger: Why your text type matters

In recent columns, I’ve listed text typefaces to toss and text typefaces I recommend. Does it matter? Is the right text typeface—used in the right way— really that important? Yes. It. …

Happy lunch Morganton News Herald!

NCPA loves newspapers ... and in honor of #NationalPizzaDay we've sent a power lunch to the team at the Morganton News Herald.  Keep up the good work!

Adlibs: Keep 'em talking and learn more

Lori told me about some simple techniques she uses in advertising presentations. “Once the other person mentions a problem,” she said, “it’s important to slow down and show …

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Take a closer look at an NCPA member newspapers

This month's member newspaper is The Robesonian in Lumberton. Now owned by Civitas Media, The Robesonian's roots with NCPA go back to the early 1900's when the newspaper was owned by the Sharpe …