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2022 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards

2022 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director, phil@ncpress.com  For Immediate Release  Thursday, August 25, …

2021-2022 Individual Contest Winners

(Raleigh, NC) North Carolina Press Association members were honored for excellence in news and advertising coverage during the 149th annual convention held in Raleigh on Thursday, August 25, 2022. …

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The Relevance Project is creating relevant points  with up-to- date industry news.  Click here for relevant points: 

RPD: Returning Favor to North Carolina 

RPD: The John Foust Series 

RPD: We're in 'A Path Forward' 

RPD: Proving The Newspaper Story (Cont.) 







The Relevance Project

The Relevance Project’s 2022 priority is to help newspapers become THE Community Forum to boost Relevance, expand audiences, and improve effectiveness. Now, a special section is devoted to sharing tactics, advice and examples on how to orchestrate civil, civic conversations about issue of importance to communities, the newspaper industry and advocates for an enlightened Democracy. Stay tuned for Relevance Project updates on this transformative initiative. Click here to learn more.

A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource 2022 will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies.

 Click here to download The Revenue Resource!
Support Local Journalism

The Relevance Project seeks to promote the importance of local journalism and its vital role in democracy. These resources are aimed at helping newspaper media recapture and bolster the message that it is the primary source of local news and information.  The newest series includes one-page-instant training sessions you can download from the Advice for the Newsroom section.  As a reminder, association and newspaper staffs can use everything on The Relevance Project website without charge. Credit Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) for the initiative.


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Hyperlocal Advertising And Marketing Services

Your Strategic Partner For Delivering Local Engagement On A National Scale

The Strategic Marketing Partners of the North Carolina Press Services (NCPS) - offers services that can help you get media hits, and hyperlocal print and digital advertising placement services to reach your target audiences. In fact, over the last several decades we have helped hundreds of agencies, associations and companies in North Carolina with these services providing quick results - at no extra cost to their advertising budgets. Through our newspaper members, NCPS has deep relationships with every community in North Carolina – giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge about what works. This experience and the attending trust are invaluable to advertisers who want results. Working with the NCPS is working with the trusted pillars of your customer’s communities. If you want to save time, resources, and money we can meet by phone or Zoom to discuss your multimedia plans and goals. Let’s partner together.

Strategic partners for all print and digital media buys in NC with access to every Community Forum in North America.

NC Newspapers Deliver

Newspaper Market Insight from a study conducted by Coda Ventures, found that 6.6 million North Carolina adults rely on print or digital newspapers for news and information. More than half of North Carolina adults use newspaper advertising to make important buying decisions. Curious about how you can reach your target market? Check out these Market Insight sheets.  

From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, North Carolina’s landscape is as diverse as its economy. Throughout the state, businesses both large and small are pioneering new frontiers in technology, pharma, aerospace, automotive, textiles and more. Plus, it’s home to an active audience of consumers who rely on North Carolina’s print and digital newspapers for the community news, information and advertising that impact their lives. Coda Ventures recently conducted a market study, proving the power of local newspapers in North Carolina.

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Court of Appeals to review ruling in Brown shooting footage case The N.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear an appeal on Monday of a Superior Court’s judge’s year-old ruling dismissing media companies’ petition for release of law enforcement …
Former NC senator, newspaper publisher Stan Bingham dies DENTON, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina state Sen. Stan Bingham, a businessman and newspaper publisher whose anecdotes and good-naturedness endeared him to colleagues from both parties, died …
North Carolina Local News Lab Fund Awards more than $1.5 Million to 31 Local News Organizations, Representing Largest Round of Funding to Date This latest grant cycle brings the Fund closer to its vision of a resilient North Carolina, where all communities have access to trusted and reliable news for a stronger, healthier …
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JOHN OWENSBY Obituary of John Franklin OwensbyJohn Franklin Owensby, 77, of Kernersville, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022.He was born and raised in Gastonia, NC on March 3, 1945 to the late Paul Ausbert …
Karen Chávez named Asheville Citizen Times interim executive editor ASHEVILLE – Long-time journalist Karen Chávez has been named interim executive editor of the Asheville Citizen Times, Mark Russell, executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis …
Skip Foreman, our new Triad sports editor, has been covering NC for more than four decades Skip Foreman, a longtime Associated Press reporter in North Carolina, has been named Triad Sports Editor for Lee Enterprises and will direct sports coverage for the Winston-Salem Journal and …
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Paxton Media Group Acquiring Six North Carolina Titles Burlington, NC – November 21, 2022 Paxton Media Group is acquiring six newspapers in North Carolina from Gannett Co., Inc. The titles include Lexington Dispatch, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, …
Transparency in Deadly Use of Force Incidents The climate surrounding officer-involved fatalities is, in a word, dynamic. Whether a shooting or shootout, deadly force incident to an arrest or the service of a warrant, or a high-speed chase …
Government transparency bill driving conversation Lawmakers in the N.C. General Assembly will again take up what, on its face, seems a commonsense bill that would open the disciplinary records of government employees. The Government Transparency Act …
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Job vacancies
  • staff writer

    The Border Belt Independent, a nonprofit, online newsroom, is adding staff and seeking a staff writer to cover in-depth, issues-oriented stories in four rural southeastern North Carolina counties. …
  • Advertising Sales Representative - Traveling

    Advantage Newspaper Consultants (ANC) is seeking experienced media ad sales representatives for both part-time and full-time positions. ANC is an industry leader in newspaper ad sales, …
  • Regional Advertising

    The Greeneville Sun, an affiliate of Adams Publishing Group of TN/NC/VA, located in Greeneville, TN among the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee is seeking a proven Advertising Sales professional …
  • City Beat reporter

    The City Beat reporter will attend every Greensboro and Winston-Salem city council meeting, filing 3-5 stories a week, long and short, about politics, policy and their effects on the people who live …