NCPA news

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

Friday, December 8, 2017

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina's most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and …

Friday, December 8, 2017

Reporting on child fatalities is difficult. It presents a collision between the need for a thorough and orderly investigation against intense public concern and, sometimes, outrage. Medical records …

Thursday, December 7, 2017

DEFAMATION North Carolina’s libel law is fairly standard. The most significant defense against libel claims for newspapers is the fair report privilege. This privilege applies to …

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We’ve been getting lots of questions about political advertising, thus this interim FFR. There are seven main things newspapers* need to know/do about political advertising. · You …

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For the third year in a row, The Pilot has been named the best community newspaper in the country by the National Newspaper Association.The first-place award for general excellence came in the …

Friday, October 20, 2017

COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF POLICE VIDEO If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million. Until a year ago, though, the law with regard to law enforcement videos was …

Monday, October 9, 2017

This year we mark the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), October 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all …

Monday, September 25, 2017

It's contest time! Get your entries ready. Download a copy of the rules for the editorial and advertising contest and read through them. Then read through them again. Most questions that come up each …

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Members on the move

The editor of the News-Topic in Lenoir is being promoted to become the newspaper’s new publisher. Guy Lucas, 52, who has been the editor since January 2013, will add publisher to his title Jan. 1 …

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The byline should have been the first clue.Who knows how many other people have the given name Caulton, but there was only one Caulton Tudor.Tudor covered it all – from the epic 1974 ACC title …

Friday, November 3, 2017

WILMINGTON -- A new regional advertising director has been hired for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, which includes the StarNews.Bill Davis, who arrives from The Roanoke Times …

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today’s StarNews team may be more tech-savvy than those using Linotype, photo darkrooms and Exacto-blade backshops.The StarNews, North Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper in continuous …

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Wichita Eagle has named as its new publisher a man who started his career with the newspaper.Fifty-nine-year-old Kelly Mirt will return as publisher and vice president of adverting for the Eagle …

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.Newspapers primarily affected by the …

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Veteran journalist G. Chambers Williams III has been named editor of The Sanford Herald, according to an announcement by Publisher Rachael Raney.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BH Media will soon consolidate its North Carolina newspaper printing operations at the Winston-Salem Journal’s print facility on Fifth Street, where workers are installing an additional press …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Effective immediately, the News of Orange County has named Adam Powell its editor. Powell replaces Charlie Pogacar, who he worked alongside for the past 14 months.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Industry news

Guilford County commissioners pushed to January a public hearing on whether to take over publishing public notices, responding to the request of local newspaper publishers who wanted more time to …

Friday, December 8, 2017

Albemarle Newsmedia, LLC, a new North Carolina entity owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), has purchased the Stanly News & Press from Community Newspaper …

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The sale of the Courier-Times has been announced by Brinn Clayton, president of the Courier-Times Incorporated. The sale to the Daily Record of Dunn, NC was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the …

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, NC group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective November 1, 2017. Mount Airy …

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Pioneer News Group Co. today announced that it is selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in …

Friday, October 6, 2017

American Hometown Publishing Inc., a growing local media company, announced today it has acquired Lake Norman Publications in North Carolina from Newsman LLC.Based in Davidson, N.C., Lake Norman …

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The consolidation of newspaper printing by BH Media Group’s North Carolina affiliates has begun at a $10 million expansion of the Winston-Salem Journal’s production plant.The Fifth Street …

Monday, September 25, 2017

I recently completed two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, and I have a message that I would very much like to give to my fellow North Carolinians; Enjoy your …

Monday, September 11, 2017

Alex is an ad manager who wants his sales team to be professional from start to finish. “Some sales people talk too much, especially at the end of a sales conversation,” he said. “It’s like a …

Monday, August 28, 2017