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As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflecton how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.It’s an even better time to think about what would … more
The NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes diverse individuals with ties to the state who have had a significant impact on the professions and the communities they serve. The honor is … more
Carolina newsfolk are invited to attend the Region 2 conference of the Society of Professional Journalists on April 8 and 9 at Roanoke, Va. J-students and professionals from four states and the … more
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, HR 3076, cleared the U.S. Senate today, sending legislation to President Biden that would give the U.S. Postal Service relief from a 16-year-old requirement to … more
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 … more
The project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. AP is distributing AI readiness scorecards to leaders of local newsrooms in the form of short surveys that … more
The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022.  The next increase will be in July 2022.Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly … more
O’Rourke Media Group, which operates community-focused media publications nationwide, and Modulist, a media services company that specializes in processing user-generated content, have entered … more
The death of NNA’s Postal Chair Emeritus Max Heath, Shelbyville, Kentucky, on July 28 set off a period of mourning across the community newspaper industry.Heath’s family told the National … more
For immediate releaseJuly 22, 2021Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky, 502-682-2848 A family that has demonstrated courage, integrity and … more
The Fayetteville Observer has been serving our community for more than 200 years, and though some things are changing, our commitment to quality local journalism is not.  We will soon be … more
After 32 years of guiding Community Newspapers Inc. (CNI), co-owners Tom Wood and Dink NeSmith are turning over the corporate leadership to new co-chief executive officers.   Effective … more
The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (H.R. 3940) has been reintroduced into Congress. The bill, which is virtually the same as last year, has three important components:  Payroll … more
  If you are covering a public body that has resumed meeting in person but is forcing you to participate remotely, they are breaking the law.   Over the past year, the pandemic … more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 28, 2021Contact: Tonda Rush, tonda@nna.org  NEWS OF STARKLY HIGHER POSTAGE RATES GREETS AMERICAN PUBLIC AT START OF HOLIDAY WEEKEND The United States … more
Paxton Media Group is buying Landmark Community Newspapers, including all 47 newspapers in the Shelbyville, Kentucky-based chain. The sale, announced Wednesday, will give Paducah-based Paxton … more
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) 1 and the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA)2 strongly support the Government Transparency Act of 2021 – Senate Bill 355 – … more
As a publisher, I welcomed Sunshine Week in March. It was always a valuable opportunity to account for indispensable news coverage and commentary that shined the light on government actions and … more
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to buying advertising to reach a national audience. The effective network already exists — and it works just fine, thank … more
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for … more
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