NCPA news

Contrary to Senator Wade's claims in her recent press release, her bill to change the legal advertising law is not supported by the NCPA.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

You may have heard the old story about the door-to-door salesman who was selling vacuum cleaners way out in the country. When a lady came to the door, he dramatically emptied a bag of dirt onto the …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”W. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately, no one …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Members elected new officers and directors to the NCPA/NCPS board during the association's annual meeting March 10. Terms for the new officers and directors begin August 1, 2017, and include: Tim …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Have you ever really thought about all the things NCPA does for North Carolina's newspapers?  You can take a look here. From legislative advocacy, to training, to our legal hotline ... we have …

Friday, March 3, 2017

The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association has announced First Flight High School journalist Mary Pat Thompson as the 2017 Rachel Rivers-Coffey North Carolina High School Journalist of the …

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Last February, NCPAFCU announced the much-anticipated launch of mobile payments for NCPAFCU debit and credit cardholders. Since that time,many of you have enjoyed the simplicity of ApplePay™, …

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It’s standard procedure at newspapers to chronicle the year. Headlines typically include the passing of noteworthy individuals; the success, or maybe failure, of a civic project; milestones in …

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In recent columns, I’ve listed text typefaces to toss and text typefaces I recommend. Does it matter? Is the right text typeface—used in the right way— really that important? Yes. It. …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Members on the move

One of the brightest lights in local journalism suffered a setback late last year when Raleigh Agenda, the sister site of Charlotte Agenda, closed its doors after failing to find a sustainable …

Friday, March 24, 2017

Raymond Dock Ellington, Jr., has passed away. For 18 years starting in 1983, Ellington was the pressroom supervisor at what is now the Sunbelt Press in Dunn, which prints The Daily Record and other …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

McClatchy has announced the promotion of four of its publishers to newly created regional positions supervising its 30 local media companies. Among those elevated was Sara Glines, publisher of …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scott Ricardi, a veteran of the newspaper sales industry in southeast North Carolina, has joined the Bladen Journal as its new advertising sales consultant. Ricardi replaces Brittney Woodell who was …

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Forner Daily Tar Heel editor (1962-63) Wayne King died of natural causes on Feb. 17 at his farm in Surry County. He was 77. King's career included a Pulitizer Prize for his coverage of the Detroit …

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lumina News publisher/editor Pat Bradford and news director Terry Lane have reached terms on Lane taking over the weekly newspaper’s publishing and ownership. The Thursday Feb. 16 issue will be …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Johnny Whitfield is the new editor of the Roxboro Courier-Times, replacing Tim Chandler who has been with the paper for nearly 30 years, the last 10 as editor.Whitfield has a long career, having …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trevor Normile, a news reporter with five years of service at the Duplin Times, Kenansville, has been promoted to the news editor position. Normile accepted news editor responsibilities last week …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Veteran Asheboro reporter Kathi Keys  has died from an illness that forced her retirement last October after 45-plus years in newspapers, most of it at The Courier-Tribune and the Randolph …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Industry news

The office that housed the Eastern Wake News and its ancestral newspapers for decades has closed. But, the Eastern Wake News remains in operation. The decision to close the office came after some …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Providing text messages to the public "a learning process" for local governments

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Looking for the awards tabs from our March 9-10 Winter Institute? Look no further! Both the advertising and editorial awards tabs are right here. Be sure you click on "attachments" to view the files. …

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Two years after creating a video lab in Washington, D.C., McClatchy is heading out West.Today, McClatchy announced Video Lab West, a 10,000-square-foot venture near the company's headquarters in …

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Media consultant ID Comms is out with a new study — based on a survey of marketers and media agencies conducted in January and February — which found that both groups believe that for the most …

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After 10 months of A/B testing its headlines seriously, the New York Times has started slicing its audience into finer segments, albeit informally.Last week, a story about airlines abandoning their …

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Washington Post today announced the launch of The Post’s new daily Discover Edition on Snapchat, which will make the company the first editorial partner to provide multiple news updates …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Think you're not vulnerable? A hacker is selling a database supposedly containing 83,000 compromised accounts from UPI.com, the website of the 110-year-old American news agency, United Press …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017