NCPA News
Mukherjee named president of Triangle Business Journal
Sougata Mukherjee was named market president and publisher of  Triangle Business Journal  on Monday, effective immediately. He succeeds Jason Christie, who recently was  promoted …
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'Open Daily' by The Pilot in Southern Pines is a rare victory for newspapers in 2024
Since hosting the U.S. Open for the first time 25 years ago, Pinehurst No. 2 has changed a bit. A restoration of the golf course was completed in 2010. Bermudagrass has been installed. There’s …
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Boone Newsmedia, Inc., (BNI) and Carpenter Media Group (CMG) are pleased to announce future ownership of eight local media companies that had been jointly owned by the two companies.
In a series of transactions effective June 1, CMG acquired BNI’s interests in the following affiliates: Bainbridge (Ga.) Media, publisher of The Post-Searchlight Brookhaven (Miss.) …
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Teeing up success: How a small town NC paper mastered pop-up news coverage
For  The Pilot , 2024 is a special year — it has 13 months, as far as revenue is concerned.  “I don’t know any news organization that said, ‘Hey, we’re …
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New editor joins the Mitchell News-Journal
The Mitchell News-Journal welcomed new editor Mariel Williams to its staff last week.  Williams is an experienced journalist with a diverse background. Growing up in Yancey County, …
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Charlotte Post co-publisher Bob Johnson dies at age 84
Post co-publisher and general manager Robert Johnson, who with his brother Gerald positioned the publication’s role as a community resource beyond journalism, died today at age 84. Mr. …
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North Carolina Press Association Supports Constitutional Amendment to Preserve Public's Right to Know
The North Carolina Press Association proudly supports a bill to amend the North Carolina Constitution designed to preserve the public's right to know and ensure transparency and accountability within …
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A push to keep NC autopsy reports secret ends — for now
Republican senators have dropped immediate plans to prevent the public and family members from seeing autopsy reports that are connected to criminal cases.  Last month, Sen. Danny Britt, a …
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Twenty years later, another edition done
In the beginning, one doesn’t even think about the long run. When you’re fighting every day to survive, there’s no time to look over your shoulder. Slow down long enough to take in …
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Journalist Edward Martin, 80, dies after distinguished career
Journalist  Edward Martin  died May 29 after more than six decades of writing award-winning stories that explored the work and lives of North Carolinians in vivid detail. He was 80. …
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Members on the move
The Paper promotes Angela Copeland to editor, Sandra Queen to A&E editor and expands staff
MORGANTON, NC May 6, 2024 – Sixty-six weeks into the venture, The Paper, Burke County’s (N.C.) only all-local, local-owned, home-delivered print and digital newspaper, transitioned from a …
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After 50 years, it's time to say goodbye
This day has been coming for some time, but I kept putting it off. I’d wake up and convince myself I still have the drive of that first summer I showed up at 6 a.m. at the …
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Longtime N&O photographer Chuck Liddy was as unforgettable as the images he made
On assignments, News & Observer photographer Chuck Liddy would refer to a writer colleague as “my reporter,” causing the scribbler’s eye to twitch. The way Liddy saw the …
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Asheville Watchdog names Linda Topp executive director
Linda Topp, who brings a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, has been named  Asheville Watchdog’s  executive director. Topp has volunteered as  The …
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The Paper promotes Angela Copeland to managing editor
Responding to subscription and editorial growth and emerging staff increases, Angela Kuper Copeland has been promoted to managing editor of The Paper, a new position, effective Feb. 1. Copeland …
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Joe Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning Journal editor and reporter, dies at 86
Joe Goodman, one of the last of his kind, died peacefully Sunday morning in the house his grandfather built along the banks of Muddy Creek outside Clemmons. He would have been 87 in a couple of …
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Taylor returns as CPP editor in chief
Frank Taylor  returned to Carolina Public Press this week to oversee its news operations as editor in chief. Taylor, who previously was CPP managing editor from 2015 to 2022, served …
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CityView awarded Report for America grant for health care reporter
FAYETTEVILLE — CityView has been selected as a host newsroom partner for a reporting corp position through Report for America, the organization announced Thursday.   …
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Solomon set to join CityView's reporting team
Lexi Solomon, who’s worked in public safety and government watchdog reporter roles for The Fayetteville Observer, will join CityView’s reporting team this week.  At CityView, …
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Ponder named Wake Weekly, Butner-Creedmoor News editor
Reggie Ponder has been named editor of The Wake Weekly and The Butner-Creedmoor News. Ponder, 60, began his work at the newspapers on Nov. 13. He has worked at community newspapers in …
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Industry News
Barbara Wetsig-Lynam appointed Executive Director of Western NC Journalism Foundation Supporting Local Journalism in Western North Carolina
MORGANTON, NC (May 6, 2024) – Barbara Wetsig-Lynam, a leader in designing and executing philanthropic partnerships globally, has been named Executive Director of the newly formed Western North …
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Sometimes it’s good to create a stir
My wife and I have family friends who told us about their boating experiences in northern Virginia. They had a pontoon boat which was docked at a local lake. During the cold months, they used a …
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A commitment to updating websites with breaking news  can lead to more traffic and help communities
When I recently heard about a major news event in an area where I have friends, I instinctively called up the website of the local newspaper. What I found was unfortunately all too common – …
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Solving the puzzle of advertising
We’ve all heard challenges described as puzzles. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a real puzzle and see how it relates to the particular challenges of creating advertising. Jigsaw …
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Congress approves NNA language directing HHS advertising to community media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 25, 2024   Three years of planning and effort by the National Newspaper Association and its partners resulted this weekend in an emphatic recognition by …
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#SunshineWeek resources for news outlets
Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines a light on the importance of public records and open …
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Put a stop to workplace silos
Jim, who used to work with a local volunteer fire department, told me about the technique they used to keep everyone on the right roads to arrive at fire sites. “It was in the days before …
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The rural journalism business model hasn’t failed, but needs updating
It’s become conventional wisdom that the advertising-based business model of newspapers has failed. But that is not true in many small communities, which could become the nuclei of a national …
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Every salesperson needs a parachute
Anthony is a veteran ad salesperson with a common sense philosophy. “You’ve got to have a parachute,” he told me. “When you’re in the middle of a presentation, and you …
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Golden Quill editorial writing contest: Call for Entries
The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for its annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2024. Entries should reflect the purpose …
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