NCPA News
Supreme Court rules against newspaper over information request, giving confidentiality win to businesses
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 against a newspaper seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on stores' financial data, finding that sharing the business data could harm …
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“First-generation fact-checking” is no longer good enough. Here’s what comes next
“Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act.'”“The idea that fact checking can work by correcting the public’s inaccurate beliefs …
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MOST REPORTERS ON THE 2020 CAMPAIGN BEAT ARE MEN. DOES THAT INFLUENCE COVERAGE?
Despite the increasing prominence of women in American politics, female journalists who are covering the presidential race continue to be in the vast minority, according to a report by …
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Why reporting politicians’ public emails just got a lot harder in Durham
An email portal run by the city of Durham that let the media read public emails sent to and from City Council members, the mayor and city manager has been shut down. The portal gave reporters …
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New Network for Emergency Workers Raises Concerns among Media
The police chief of the state of Alaska’s largest city hurried out of his department’s glass building during a major earthquake not too long ago. Telephone communications failed to …
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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on growing newspaper company by billions during Trump’s ‘fake news’ era
Keeping a newspaper afloat in the digital economy is difficult. Leading a newspaper to quadruple its market value in the digital economy is almost unthinkable. However, this is exactly what The …
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Twitter is removing precise-location tagging on tweets — a small win for privacy but a small loss for journalists and researchers
When Twitter wants to announce a change in how it does things, how should they announce it? With a tweet, naturally: Twitter is removing the ability of its users to precisely geotag their …
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StarNews’ Pam Sander named GateHouse’s Southeast region editor
Pam Sander, regional editor for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, has been named editor of the company’s publications in the eight-state Southeast region. Sander will now …
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Film and TV Critics Announce Coalition to Increase Diversity in Entertainment Journalism
A coalition of film and television critics associations are teaming up help foster greater diversity in entertainment journalism. The new Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM) is comprised …
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Journalism and Libraries: “Both Exist to Support Strong, Well-informed Communities”
In Weare, New Hampshire, a small town about 45 minutes from the state’s southern border with Massachusetts, the local newspaper is largely a one-man show. Michael Sullivan is de facto publisher …
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Members on the move
Frank Barrows, longtime Observer writer and editor, dies at 72
Frank Barrows, a beloved former top editor of the Charlotte Observer whose journalism career took him from sports writing to leading the Carolinas’ largest newsroom, died Wednesday at his home …
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Doss-Raines promoted to managing editor
Jill Doss-Raines has been named managing editor of The Dispatch, responsible for the daily operation of the newsroom.The move comes as The Dispatch’s executive editor, Scott Jenkins, becomes …
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Colvard named editor of Tribune, Ripple
ELKIN — Bill Colvard has been named editor of The Elkin Tribune, The Yadkin Ripple, and On The Vine Magazine.The Elkin native and former local business owner assumes the post after serving five …
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Dispatch editor to take regional role
The Dispatch’s executive editor, Scott Jenkins, will become the new regional executive editor for Lexington and Burlington effective June 17. Jenkins will succeed Burlington’s …
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Adams Publishing Group to acquire Bliss Communications
Adams Publishing Group, LLC, announced this week that it intends to acquire Wisconsin-based Bliss Communications, including two daily newspapers — The Gazette in Janesville and The Eagle …
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Jim Atkins left legacy not only at Gazette, but throughout Gastonia
Long before James “Jim” Atkins ascended to the top leadership role within Gaston County’s hometown newspaper, he was learning what made the publication tick from the ground up and …
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Chris Roush, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina, to lead Quinnipiac University School of Communications
Longtime business journalism leader Chris Roush will be the next dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University. The school announced Roush's hiring late last week and he will …
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Executive Editor Jackson leaving Times-News for Indiana
Times-News Executive Editor Rich Jackson is leaving North Carolina to take a new position in Indiana. Jackson will become executive editor for the Bloomington Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind. He …
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Benz named group publisher
ASHEBORO — Todd Benz has been named Group Publisher for the The Times-News in Burlington, The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro and The Dispatch in Lexington, Lucy Talley, Regional VP of GateHouse …
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Fayetteville Observer editor Leclercq promoted to national GateHouse role
Fayetteville Observer executive editor Matt Leclercq has been promoted to national news editor for GateHouse Media, the newspaper’s parent company. In his new position based in Austin, …
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Industry News
New NPR news VP looks to bolster investigative journalism, embrace working with stations
NPR News chief Nancy Barnes said Friday that she will build on the collaborative news projects under development among NPR and its member stations. “I want to state emphatically that I fully …
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The Washington Times wins 21 awards in two contests for journalism excellence
The Washington Times has won a combined 21 awards in two major journalism competitions.The Times took home 16 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2019 Dateline Awards for …
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FRONTLINE, PBS’s Acclaimed Investigative Documentary Series, Launches New Local Journalism Project
FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is launching a new initiative to bolster local journalism in cities and towns across America with support from the John S. and James …
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Call for papers now open for 2020 #ISOJ Journal focused on power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism
The #ISOJ Journal has launched the call for papers for the special 2020 edition, “Power, privilege and patriarchy in journalism: Dynamic of media control, resistance and …
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Newspaper Publisher Louis Austin Honored With Highway Marker
On Friday, June 14, a highway marker in Halifax County will be dedicated to Louis Austin, an Enfield, N.C. native and the former editor of Durham’s preeminent black newspaper.Full story
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Ideas to improve science and health journalism in age of misinformation
The Editors’ Roundtable – the last in a series of three events – was held to review recommendations from meetings of science journalists and reporters who cover science, held …
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Clean Agency Strengthens Leadership Team
 Clean, an integrated branding and communications agency, today announced new leadership appointments that include naming industry veteran Lee Davis the company's first-ever managing …
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House kicks off antitrust probe into tech giants
Congress on Tuesday opened an investigation into tech companies and antitrust issues with a hearing on how the industry has upended the business model of the news media and other publishers. At …
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Association Boards Approve Plan to Consolidate SNPA and Inland
In concurrent board meetings held earlier today, directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) and the Inland Press Association unanimously approved a plan to consolidate the two …
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Can newspapers be saved from Big Tech? This proposal aims to try
When House members convene on Tuesday for the first of several hearings about the power of Big Tech, they'll be hearing multiple pitches for a bill called the Journalism Competition and …
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