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Newspaper Market Insight from a study conducted by Coda Ventures, found that 6.6 million North Carolina adults rely on print or digital newspapers for news and information. More than half of North Carolina adults use newspaper advertising to make important buying decisions. Curious about how you can reach your target market? Check out these Market Insight sheets.  

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The Relevance Project

North Carolina Press Association, Newspaper Association Managers and the Relevance Project Announces Partnership With Metro Creative to Produce New Ad Campaign for North American Newspapers. 
The Relevance Project Revenue Resource ( has updated its ALL TOGETHER NOW promotional series for 2021. Download today! The new selection of three messages can help sales reps introduce newspaper solutions to potential advertisers as well as check on loyal clients. The updated trio replaces a series timed to the initial 2020 lockdowns and business closings caused by the pandemic.
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Support Local Journalism

The Relevance Project seeks to promote the importance of local journalism and its vital role in democracy. These resources are aimed at helping newspaper media recapture and bolster the message that it is the primary source of local news and information.  The newest series "We Trust Neewspapers" is available for download here.  As a reminder, association and newspaper staffs can use everything on The Relevance Project website without charge. Credit Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) for the initiative.


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Hyperlocal Advertising And Marketing Services

Your Strategic Partner For Delivering Local Engagement On A National Scale

The Strategic Marketing Partners of the North Carolina Press Services (NCPS) - offers services that can help you get media hits, and hyperlocal print and digital advertising placement services to reach your target audiences. In fact, over the last several decades we have helped hundreds of agencies, associations and companies in North Carolina with these services providing quick results - at no extra cost to their advertising budgets. Through our newspaper members, NCPS has deep relationships with every community in North Carolina – giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge about what works. This experience and the attending trust are invaluable to advertisers who want results. Working with the NCPS is working with the trusted pillars of your customer’s communities. If you want to save time, resources, and money we can meet by phone or Zoom to discuss your multimedia plans and goals. Let’s partner together.

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Industry News & Moves
Industry news
9 ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work In 2021, the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio. Data published last month by Nielsen revealed that radio — just one component of this medium …
Paxton Media Group buying Landmark Community Newspapers Paxton Media Group is buying Landmark Community Newspapers, including all 47 newspapers in the Shelbyville, Kentucky-based chain. The sale, announced Wednesday, will give Paducah-based Paxton …
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Longtime Observer photographer, ‘one of the great action sports shooters,’ dead at 52 Foster — a cigar-chomping, UNC Tar Heel-loving bear of a man who was an award-winning staff photographer and videographer for the Observer for the better part of three decades — was found …
Beacon publisher Angie Sutton bids adieu Spring is my favorite time of year. It’s a reminder of how beautiful change can be. This spring, change for me meant much more than blooming flowers and warm sunshine. It was the start of a new …
Former Gazette Editor Bill Williams dies Over the four decades that he helped to shape the identity of Gaston County’s primary source of news, former Editor Bill Williams might have been best known for the weekly, down-to-earth …
NC news
North Carolina is an outlier among states in keeping so much information about government employees shrouded in secrecy.  This secrecy is at odds with North Carolina's otherwise broad commitment to principles of government transparency that promote our informed democracy.  In other areas of public records law, …
Campaign Finance Data Training: Sign up Now! In partnership with the Open Raleigh Brigade of Code for America and the NC Local News Workshop, the North Carolina Open Government Coalition will host a free training event to help journalists and …
NC senators: Personnel records on educators, police and others shouldn’t be secret It’s no secret that disciplinary records of taxpayer-funded employees are kept behind lock and key. That shroud of secrecy prevents the public from finding out why a teacher moves from school …
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Calendar of Events

NOTICE   Pursuant to Article II, Section 3, the North Carolina Press Services will hold a Substitute Annual Meeting on July 22 at 10:00am to elect the Board of Directors and …

Job vacancies
  • Marketing and Sales Director

    The Mountaineer Publishing Company in Waynesville, North Carolina is seeking an experienced leader to manage the sales and marketing for 2 weekly newspapers and 3 daily websites. Primary …
  • Reporter

    Mountain Xpress is seeking an experienced reporter to join our team. You should have the chops to cover a wide range of issues of community concern including local government, community activism, …
  • News reporter

    The State Port Pilot in Southport is seeking a full-time news reporter to join our award-winning team. We are a family-owned weekly newspaper that covers the rapidly growing coastal Brunswick County …
  • Reporter

    Mountain Times Publications, centered in Boone, NC, is looking for a reporter for The Avery Journal-Times, the Newspaper of Record in Avery County. We are looking for experience, but if you …