NCPA News
Invitation to enter science journalism contest (no entry fee, $5,000 prize)
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the second annual Victor K. McElheny Award for local and regional science journalism. The …
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Johnstonian News relocates, names new editor
SMITHFIELD — The Johnstonian News has moved its office from Kenly to Smithfield and hired Scott Bolejack to serve as editor, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced this week.The …
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Report for America to Place a Record 250 Journalists in 164 Local Newsrooms in 2020
Full list of newsrooms in North Carolina and the south. NEW YORK—Report for America announced today that it will field 250 emerging journalists in 164 host news organizations to serve local …
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Shareholders vote Thursday, Nov. 14, on $1.2 billion newspaper acquisition
The $1.2 billion deal in which New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media, which owns the Times-News and more than a dozen other newspapers in North Carolina, intends to buy Gannett Co., …
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New Study Reveals Connection between Entertainment, News Media Subscriptions
Arlington, VA – A study conducted by researchers at University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in cooperation with the News Media Alliance and the …
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Dr. Shanshan Lou — devoted to helping advertising students succeed
BOONE, N.C. — Associate professor of advertising Dr. Shanshan Lou broadens the global perspective in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication. She is considered an expert on …
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Meet The Salt Lake Tribune, 501(c)(3): The IRS has granted nonprofit status to a daily newspaper for the first time
It was a “happy surprise,” Fraser Nelson said when The Salt Lake Tribune received a letter from the IRS on Friday giving the 148-year-old news outlet nonprofit 501(c)(3) …
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The value of simplicity
Statisticians disagree on the number of commercial messages we are exposed to each day. Some say 1,000. Some say as many as 3,000. And others claim the number is closer to 20,000. With estimates …
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America's Newspapers names new CEO
America’s Newspapers, the newly launched and largest newspaper association of its kind, announced Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.Ridings served for two …
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Facebook announces effort to partner with media to promote journalism
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared plans to inject millions of dollars into the news business Friday, winning applause and laughs from a crowd of media industry executives and reporters, a sharp …
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Members on the move
Malcolm Gamble, longtime Citizen Times photojournalist, dies at 98
ASHEVILLE - Hebert Malcolm Gamble, an Asheville native who spent his career as an award-winning staff photographer for the Citizen Times, died Oct. 19. He was 98.Known as Malcolm, Gamble, started as …
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Parker joins staff as advertising specialist
Dawn Parker has joined the staff of the Chatham News + Record, serving as the newspaper’s print and digital advertising specialist.The Pittsboro resident is working with local businesses on …
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Triad Business Journal names managing editor
Daniel Finnegan, a veteran journalist with 35 years of experience at newspapers in Greensboro and Richmond, Virginia, has been named managing editor of Triad Business Journal.Finnegan, 57, has …
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Bloom is named regional publisher
LAURINBURG — Brian Bloom, a third-generation newspaper man from Iowa, has been named the regional publisher of The Laurinburg Exchange. His first day was Wednesday. Most recently Bloom was …
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Jordan named editor of Dispatch
Annette Jordan has been named editor of The Dispatch in Lexington.She will also continue her duties as editor of The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro.A Randolph County native, Jordan is a graduate of …
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Distelhorst named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer
Mike Distelhorst was named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer on Wednesday as part of a consolidation effort by Gatehouse Media, the company that owns the newspaper.Distelhorst, who already …
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Goodman announces retirement
If there’s one thing Mike Goodman knows after more than four decades in the newspaper business, it’s that things don’t stay the same very long. Every day there’s something …
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Lorry Williams named executive editor of The Fayetteville Observer
Lorry Williams, who has held numerous positions in The Fayetteville Observer’s newsroom over the past 32 years, has been named as the newspaper’s executive editor.Publisher Bob Gruber …
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SCOUT HIRES NEW SALES ASSOCIATE
Debbie Dills, started working in the front office of the Cherokee Scout on Nov. 15, 2013, has been named the local newspaper’s newest sales associate.Dills replaces sales manager Donna Cook, …
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Observer names veteran journalist as its new managing editor
A veteran journalist at The Charlotte Observer, Taylor Batten, has been named its new managing editor. Batten, 50, has spent his 24-year career at the Observer, most recently as editor of its …
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Industry News
What it takes to shift a news organization to reader revenue
Launching a paywall is easy. Pivoting a whole business from an advertising-centric mindset to one focused on reader revenue is not.Despite 10 years of experimentation and increasing attention, the …
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Legendary Journalist Gwen Ifill To Be Honored With A Forever Stamp
“Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession,” the Postal Service said in a …
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Postal Service Announces New Rates
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on October 9 filed notice for new postal rates for market-dominant products, which includes Marketing Mail and Periodicals. If approved by the Postal Regulatory …
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U.S. newspaper publishing services report 0.6% increase in revenue from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019
Revenue for newspaper publishing industries across the U.S. was $6.1 billion for the 1st quarter of 2019, a 0.6 percent increase over the previous quarter, according to the U.S. Census …
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Newspaper Executives Lobby Washington to Fight Duopoly
Executives from seven newspaper companies lobbied Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to pass the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” a bill that fights the dominance of …
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Guide to Native Advertising
The news industry is full of ideas when it comes to experimenting with new storytelling formats and techniques—podcasts, virtual reality, Instagram posts. The list is long, but storytelling …
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Local newspapers are suffering, but they’re still (by far) the most significant journalism producers in their communities
  Local newspapers have always been the epicenter of local news ecosystems. While communities may have other sources of journalism, such as TV and radio stations and online-only outlets, the …
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‘Local, Local, Local’: How a Small Newspaper Survives
This is another road report on the state of local journalism, which is more and more important, and more and more imperiled. It is important because so much of the future of American economic, …
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What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?
Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say. The …
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RJI Fellow: Push notifications can help move publishers away from heavy reliance on Facebook
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute awarded seven fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year with projects to improve gun violence reporting, expand solutions-based journalism by local TV …
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