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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. 
A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource 2021 will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies. (  The latest series, "All!!! Ages Read Newspapers," is a social-sharable series directed towards showing advertisers that multi-generational readers access newspaper content in print and online. 
 Click here to download The Revenue Resource!
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 includes one-page-instant training sessions you can download from the Advice for the Newsroom section.  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.


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.

Strategic partners for all print and digital media buys in NC with access to every Community Forum in North America.

Industry News & Moves
Industry news
National Newspaper Association mourns the passing of postal guru Max Heath The death of NNA’s Postal Chair Emeritus Max Heath, Shelbyville, Kentucky, on July 28 set off a period of mourning across the community newspaper industry.Heath’s family told the National …
N.C. family with seven decades of courage, integrity and tenacity honored with Tom and Pat Gish Award For immediate releaseJuly 22, 2021Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky, 502-682-2848 A family that has demonstrated courage, integrity and …
From the editor: We're listing our building for sale, but The Fayetteville Observer isn't going away The Fayetteville Observer has been serving our community for more than 200 years, and though some things are changing, our commitment to quality local journalism is not.  We will soon be …
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Spurling new Wilkes Journal-Patriot publisher The parent company of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot is shuffling regional responsibilities among its North Carolina publishers following acquisitions made earlier this year. Lori Spurling is now the …
Paper stays in local hands; Smith is new owner and publisher Columbus County’s newspaper of record turns a new page Aug. 1, 2021, as Justin Smith, editor since 2018, becomes publisher as well. Smith has purchased the 125-year-old company from Les High …
New staff named for Chowan Herald Chowan Herald Publisher Sean O’Brien has named a new management team for the newspaper. “We are pleased to welcome an experienced and dedicated team to Edenton to lead the Chowan …
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Two Report for America reporters will bolster N&O’s local coverage in 2021 For a third straight year, the reporting staff of The News & Observer will be supplemented by reporters from Report for America, a nonprofit journalism organization that supports local news …
Greater Fayetteville Business Journal to Launch May 28 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021Contact: Jenna Shackleford, Communications & Outreach CoordinatorPhone: 910-240-9697Email: jennas@bizfayetteville.comFAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Greater …
NC Press Association membership elects Sandra Hurley as next president For immediate release:  NC Press Association membership meeting July 22, 2021 Raleigh, NC  During a special meeting attended by NC Press Association members on Thursday July 22, …
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    Position Description: The Sanford Herald, a five-day-a-week newspaper in the heart of central North Carolina, is seeking a reporter with a nose for news. Your main areas of coverage will be …
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