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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Some typefaces are just downright strange. Like Curlz. I just can’t bring myself to believe that someone was serious about designing that one. more
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 … more
FFR received an inquiry about the specifics of the statement in last week’s post that “The law is very narrow with regard to what personnel information is public. However, almost all … more
Please see the attached guide as a reference to frequent questions on media law and reporting in North Carolina. If you still have questions contact the NCPA legal hotline (919) 833-3833 or NCPA … more
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 … more
Headlines are the entrance ramps to effective advertising. The better the headline, the higher the readership. The key word is “engagement.” How can you engage readers – with just a few words? … more
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