NCPA News
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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First Amendment confrontation may loom in post-Roe fight
The Supreme Court declared clearly last week that there is no federal right to abortion. But how the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization affects the right to talk about …
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What is the future of automated fact-checking? Fact-checkers discuss
With the flood of misinformation saturating social media, there are too many claims and not enough human fact-checkers to do the tedious work required. Can automation help with …
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The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook
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 …
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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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NC Press Association and NC Press Services Annual meeting notice
NOTICEPursuant to Article II, Section 2, the North Carolina Press Services will hold an Annual Meeting on August 25, 2022  at  3:30 pm to elect the Board of Directors and Officers for …
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Dylan Phillips is the new editor of The Brunswick Beacon
As I’m sure you are all aware, the Beacon has undergone some major changes in recent months. One of those changes was the departure of long-time editor Laura Lewis. As of May 31, I took over …
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'They keep threatening to arrest us.' The obstacles facing local news in Uvalde
The San Antonio Express-News on Thursday published a timeline detailing the series of mistakes and deviations from original reports that officials made following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary …
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Members on the move
Thompson joins Bladen Journal staff
Chuck Thompson, a season journalist who comes to Bladen County from Sanford, began on Monday and is in the process of learning the area. “It’s great to be here in Bladen County,” …
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Former AP reporter, editor Michael Rouse dies at 82
J. Michael “Mike” Rouse, a former Associated Press reporter in North Carolina who helped usher the news cooperative into the early computer age though vote tabulation and story …
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Newsome to step down at Carolina Public Press
After more than a decade of work to found and further the mission and values of Carolina Public Press, Angie Newsome has announced that she will step down from her role as executive …
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NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame induction - John Drescher
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 …
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NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame induction - Ernie Pitt
    Ernie Pitt is a native of Greensboro, NC where he graduated Dudley High School. His  undergraduate studies began at North Carolina Agriculture and Technology University as an …
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Sharpe is presented Order of Long Leaf Pine
Lee Sharpe, longtime owner and publisher of The Taylorsville Times, received two honors at the Monday, April 4, 2022, meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners. Sharpe was first …
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Katie Peralta Soloff named Axios Charlotte editor, plus 4 more staff updates
We’re happy to announce a bunch of good news about our Axios Charlotte staff. Let’s get right to it. 1. Katie Peralta Soloff is the new editor of Axios Charlotte. Why it …
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Johnston takes over as publisher of the Daily Journal
Tricia Johnston has been at the helm of The Richmond County Daily Journal for the early portion of 2022 after hitting the ground running late last year. She comes to Richmond County from her last …
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Former Charlotte Observer sportswriter Leonard Laye, a hoops connoisseur, dies at 78
Leonard Laye, a longtime Charlotte sportswriter known for his likability and versatility, died in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday. He was 78. Laye worked for The Charlotte News and then The …
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North Carolina newspaper leader Pam Sander says goodbye to Gannett - Wilmington Star-News
I have left the newspaper business four times previously — since I first felt the calling in seventh grade.  The first time was when I entered Clemson University as a computer …
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Industry News
Confirmation bias in journalism: What it is and strategies to avoid it
In journalism, confirmation bias can influence a reporter’s assessment of whether a story is worth pitching and an editor’s decision to greenlight a story pitch. If the pitch is accepted, …
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In the age of social media blasts, what's the point of letters to the editor?
Last fall, Daniel Delgado was bothered by something in a comic published in Jewish Currents, a magazine with a loyal following on the Jewish left. “When Settler Becomes …
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Remember, journalists, to take care of yourselves
My wife, who is a therapist, and I have spoken to so many journalists in the last month who are hurting, usually quietly and often privately, as they cover mass shootings, one after another. When the …
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Texas newspapers demand 'reasonable gun control' after school massacre
Texas’ largest newspapers demanded more than thoughts and prayers on Tuesday, just hours after a gunman massacred 21 people at an elementary school, including 19 children. The Houston …
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Pew Research Center: Local newspapers fact sheet
The transition to digital news consumption has hit the newspaper industry hard in recent years. Some national publications have managed to weather the storm in part by …
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How the Alliance for Audited Media is supporting publishers in times of change
From the impact of coronavirus to monetizing and growing digital to the challenges of digital ad fraud, news media publishers are constantly innovating to stay ahead of ever-changing …
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Salary, culture and remote work most effective methods at keeping local media workers happy: employee retention survey
As in other industries, local media companies are making key adjustments to retain employees, but are not typically going so far as to add certain benefits, often associated with tech companies, like …
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NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame
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 …
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How Bloomberg Media beat the pandemic blues with explosive growth
Most print-based media — newspapers and magazines — have been struggling for at least a decade to pick up the pace of digital transformation. Just as momentum was building, two years of …
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A Blue Ridge weekend for better journalism
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 …
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