2021 Contest/ 2022 Convention

Contest/Convention Dates To Remember

 

NCPA Contest Call for Entries: March 11, 2022

NCPA Contest Deadline: April 8, 2022

NCPA Contest period will cover work from October 2020 - February 2022

NCPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet: August 25-26, 2022 at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills 

 

 

 
Community Forum
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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.

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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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PARADE MEDIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF NEWSPAPER RELATIONS EXECUTIVE AND SUCCESSOR APPOINTMENT New York, NY – January 12, 2022 Parade Media Senior Vice President of Newspaper Relations Kevin Craig announced today the retirement of the company’s Vice President of Newspaper …
Journalism is a public good. Let the public make it. For decades, we have invested so much time, money, and hope in the idea that a small group of individuals who are experts in their field can solve the enormous, complex challenge of building and …
How the local news crisis affects coverage of COVID and climate-- and vise versa Huge issues face the United States and the rest of the world — issues that require rigorous local journalism to help people understand the problems and identify solutions. Yet widespread …
Our members
Elon University staff member, former Burlington Times-News editor, dies at 62 Roselee Papandrea Taylor met her husband at a job interview. Madison Taylor, who worked at the Jacksonville Daily at the time, interviewed her and immediately became her editor. The pair worked …
The Chatham News + Record On a mission to embrace the entire community Community newspapers are more likely to succeed with readers, advertisers and the community when all residents’ voices are heard. Such was a primary mission of Bill Horner III and his partners, …
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, Freedom Fighting Publisher of Wilmington Journal Dies (NNPA) – Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, who often told the story of how as a baby, she used her diaper to clean the floor of the Wilmington Journal and who went on to become the editor and publisher …
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAN STILL MAKE HISTORY The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history next week when lawmakers return to Raleigh for the last time in 2021. It has been a while since our legislature has …
History-Making Access to State & Local Government Records now within Reach When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local …
PUBLIC RECORDS PORTALS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you’ve made a recent request under the NC Public Records Law, you may have noticed that some government agencies -- UNC-CH, Wake County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the city …
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Job vacancies
  • Reporter

    News Reporter: The Rocky Mount Telegram is seeking a reporter to cover Nash County government and public schools. Journalism degree and previous reporting/editing experience preferred, but recent …
  • Education/General Assignment Reporter

    The News Herald, a Lee Enterprises company, is looking for an Education Reporter. Candidate would be responsible for covering education, general assignments and providing support to the …
  • Sports Reporter

    The News Herald, a Lee Enterprises company located in western North Carolina, is looking for a Sports Reporter. Candidate would be responsible for covering high school sports, compiling sports …

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