NCPA News
Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Nominations are welcome from anyone, …
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Relevance Project Releases ‘Revenue Resource 2020’
For More Information Contact:Tom Silvestri,Executive Director, The Relevance Project804-690-3361 The Newspaper Association Managers’ Relevance Project today released the extensive Revenue …
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SCS Introduces Community Publishing System, an effortless content workflow solution 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Martha J. Cichelli, co-owner Software Consulting Services, LLC 630 Municipal Drive, Suite 420 Nazareth, PA 18064 Phone: …
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Statement of ownership deadline is Oct. 1
Oct. 1 is the deadline for paid distribution newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation form (PS Form 3526) with your postmaster. Remember that paid electronic …
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Bob Allen, beloved newspaperman, former Wake Weekly owner, dies at 91
Bob Allen, longtime owner and publisher of The Wake Weekly, died Thursday around 2 p.m. at his home surrounded by family members, his family announced. He was 91. Bob was born in Davenport, …
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Apply for immediate election project funds or coverage support
The American Press Institute is offering micro-grants and free expert support to news organizations seeking to strengthen their coverage of Election 2020 in service of the American electorate. …
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PMG purchases Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Paxton Media Group purchased the Wilkes Journal-Patriot newspaper in North Wilkesboro from Carter-Hubbard Publishing Co., effective Monday. Dale Morefield, publisher of The Enquirer-Journal in …
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Newsrooms Play A Relevant Role In Preventing Voter Suppression
Worries mount about a possible damaged election. Are they fact or fiction? Newsrooms, if they’re Relevant, should be answering that question in their towns, cities, counties, state and, …
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National Newspaper Week October 4-10 2020
This 80th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. The content kit …
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Safe Harbor Bill Sponsors Needed — Ask Congress to Support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
Despite record demand for quality news content, many newspapers remain strained financially. Facebook and Google control monetization of the digital news audience and take the majority of digital …
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Members on the move
Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic
When historic events happen, we rely on the media to capture and document these moments in time. Black media outlets are often tasked with providing a voice for the underserved during these …
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Advance prepping for switch to mail delivery
With The Daily Advance set to switch to delivery by U.S. mail on Sept. 1, subscribers with post office boxes are being asked to contact the newspaper as soon as possible to ensure continued …
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Federation Celebrates Annual Pelican Awards
Vankevich and Leinbach, who worked to provide vital information to island residents following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in early September 2019, were helpful sources for Coastal Review Online, the Washington Post and other news media in reporting to the world the situation on the island.
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Dennis Rogers, longtime N&O columnist and chronicler of life in NC, dies at 77
Dennis Rogers, who spoke the language of Eastern North Carolina to the hearts of its people as a writer for The News & Observer for more than three decades, died early Saturday after a lengthy …
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Editor Leaves Legacy of Compassion
Space that is ordinarily reserved for the weekly round-up column seems to be better used to pay tribute to Peter Williams, former longtime editor of the Perquimans Weekly. He was also an editor of …
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Spiers to lead MNJ
SPRUCE PINE — The Mitchell News-Journal has a new publisher and editor. Former News-Journal reporter Cory Spiers, 27, has taken the position, Community Newspapers Regional Publisher Rachel …
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Observer Publisher Mahone moves on; Chisenhall named company president
Rodney Mahone, who as publisher of the Observer also oversaw some of the company’s South Carolina papers, was named president of the company’s Georgia markets. He also will expand his …
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Longtime Warren Record editor to retire next month
June will be a month of transition at The Warren Record as longtime editor/general manager Jennifer Harris prepares to retire, and veteran journalist Gary Band assumes the role of managing editor …
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Publisher of The Carolina Times dies, possibly marking the end of the historic paper
Kenneth Edmonds, the publisher of The Carolina Times, died Saturday, possibly signaling the end of a historic newspaper that has been informing and advocating for African Americans in Durham and …
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Sherry Jones named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern NC newsrooms
Veteran journalist Sherry Jones has been named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern region of North Carolina, overseeing the Wilmington StarNews, the Fayetteville Observer, the Jacksonville …
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Industry News
SPJ Committee Calls for Research On Press Blockages
The Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists invites research on controls over employees and journalists through media relations …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning …
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Local communities and local news need a new economic narrative: Why not create it together?
Research indicates that reductions in local news coverage lead to reduced civic engagement, inflated city budgets, more polarization and lower voter turnout. We also know …
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Local Journalism Sustainability Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bipartisan bill that helps preserve community …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning …
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Countdown to the election - are you ready?
This will be an election like no other as the Covid crisis has forced us into remote work stations and candidates into dramatically different campaign strategies.  But that is just where the …
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RJI announces Local News Challenge to help local newsrooms tackle technology challenges
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s innovation team is looking to tackle current technology-related challenges that local newsrooms are coping with but are unable to solve …
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Media coalition sues Cooper, cabinet agencies for COVID-19 records
A coalition of more than two dozen media outlets including The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking the release of a list of records related to COVID-19 …
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How COVID-19 is reshaping grantmaking and what news organizations should know
Just when news organizations are feeling the weight of unprecedented audience urgency, the numbing sear of burnout, and the effects of cratering ad revenues, foundations are uncorking millions of …
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House and Senate Letters to the Administration on Directing Government Advertising to Local Media
74 senators sent a letter to the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget asking him to direct federal agencies to shift existing government advertising campaigns to local newspapers …
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