NCPA News
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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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Good to be inducted into NC Tennis Hall of Fame
Rebel Good, of Elkin, is slated for induction to the NC Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Good began his officiating career in 1985. He has officiated at virtually every major tournament in the …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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Former NC Senator Stan Bingham from Davidson County dies unexpectedly
Former North Carolina Senator Stan Bingham, who represented Davidson and Guilford counties, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, according to representatives from Davidson County.  The …
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Members on the move
David Prizer named publisher of Daily Advance, Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly in North Carolina
The new publisher and advertising director for The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, North Carolina), Chowan Herald (Edenton) and The Perquimans Weekly (Hertford) expressed excitement last week about …
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New managing editor named for The News & Observer and Durham Herald-Sun
Career journalist Thad Ogburn, who has helped shepherd The News & Observer’s journalists through reorganizations, consolidations and the shift to digital-first publishing, has been named …
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APG announces new publisher
A leadership retirement in the Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina division has allowed for changes that will benefit journalism and news coverage for newspapers all over the eastern end of …
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Memories of Frank Daniels Jr
My long-time client, mentor and friend Frank Daniels Jr. died on June 30. He was 90 years old. For 20 of the 26 years he served as publisher of The News & Observer, I was privileged to defend the …
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Webb is now publisher/editor
A regular name in the bylines for 8 years now, Jessica Webb will now take the top leadership role at Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City. Effective July 4, Webb is now publisher/editor, having …
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Two journalists promoted to new roles on N&O sports and politics teams
Sports and politics are among the coverage areas that have long distinguished The News & Observer. Now the newspaper has promoted two members of its staff to key roles overseeing those topics. …
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Local news editor named for Eastern North Carolina newspapers
The New Bern Sun Journal, The Kinston Free Press and The Daily News in Jacksonville have a new editor.  Trevor Dunnell, who has been working as a government watchdog reporter for the Sun …
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Frank Jr: A Man of Great Humor, Vision and Counsel
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this column about my 90-year-old uncle, Frank Arthur Daniels Jr. My mentor, role model, friend and business partner, Frank Jr. died at his home in Raleigh …
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Frank Daniels Jr., iconic newspaper publisher and owner, dies at 90
Frank Arthur Daniels, Jr., a leading Raleigh citizen and one of the nation’s signature newspaper publishers who built The News & Observer of Raleigh into a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper …
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Mount Olive Tribune announces closure
The Mount Olive Tribune office is closed this week due to the assistant editor taking a much needed vacation. We will resume operations June 27 at 9 am. Our final day of business is June 29. That …
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Industry News
Local news can help communities curb polarization; a researcher and nonprofit news founder share how
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, we kicked off our event series on the impact of local news with a virtual panel moderated by Marsha Cooke, vice president of ESPN Films and executive producer of 30 for 30. …
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Journalists from around the world are creating products to create transparency and build trust with their communities
Through the Leap innovation training program, The International Center for Journalists and Trusting News challenged journalists to answer this question: What can we build to increase trust in …
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Program Expands Pro Bono Legal Services For Journalists
  Local journalists in need of legal help may turn to the Protecting Journalists Pro Bono Program (ProJourn). ProJourn, now emerging from pilot status, is a network of law firms and …
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YAWN: Tiresome Newspaper Arguments
It's been more than two years since I received my last paycheck from a newspaper company. In that time, I've had the opportunity to advocate for local newspapers that remain Relevant to their …
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Opinion: Local media provide sizable solutions to global crises
NEW YORK — When Kavita Devi read the mission of her local media platform Khabar Lahariya, which translates as “News Wave,” it was the first time she had ever spoken English …
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7 lessons to running a successful journalism membership program
They said it wouldn’t work. They had said the same thing when we started Daily Maverick, a fiercely independent, long-form news publisher, in 2009. At least they were consistent. Most people …
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How to level up your interview skills by learning to listen better
Jen Maxfield is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and anchor and adjunct professor of broadcast journalism at Columbia University in New York. She estimates that in the last two decades, she …
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Returning Favor To North Carolina
The Relevance Project thanks Phil Lucey and the North Carolina Press Association for the opportunity to talk Community Forum at the annual conference in Raleigh on …
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Survey funds young people follow news, but without much joy
Young people are following the news but aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing. Broadly speaking, that’s the conclusion of a study released Wednesday showing 79% of young …
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Gannett aims to promote local journalism
Gannett is launching a brand campaign to promote local journalism in three of its largest markets: Nashville, Austin and Phoenix. The “Here For It” campaign, running now through …
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