NCPA News
Federation Celebrates Annual Pelican Awards
Vankevich and Leinbach, who worked to provide vital information to island residents following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in early September 2019, were helpful sources for Coastal Review Online, the Washington Post and other news media in reporting to the world the situation on the island.
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Dennis Rogers, longtime N&O columnist and chronicler of life in NC, dies at 77
Dennis Rogers, who spoke the language of Eastern North Carolina to the hearts of its people as a writer for The News & Observer for more than three decades, died early Saturday after a lengthy …
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Editor Leaves Legacy of Compassion
Space that is ordinarily reserved for the weekly round-up column seems to be better used to pay tribute to Peter Williams, former longtime editor of the Perquimans Weekly. He was also an editor of …
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SPJ Committee Calls for Research On Press Blockages
The Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists invites research on controls over employees and journalists through media relations …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning …
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Local communities and local news need a new economic narrative: Why not create it together?
Research indicates that reductions in local news coverage lead to reduced civic engagement, inflated city budgets, more polarization and lower voter turnout. We also know …
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Local Journalism Sustainability Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bipartisan bill that helps preserve community …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning …
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Spiers to lead MNJ
SPRUCE PINE — The Mitchell News-Journal has a new publisher and editor. Former News-Journal reporter Cory Spiers, 27, has taken the position, Community Newspapers Regional Publisher Rachel …
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NC Lawmakers’ 2020 “Short Session” To Continue into September
With the General Assembly about to head home early last Friday morning, one of the strongest “right to know” voices in the NC House, Rep. Josh Dobson, advanced a public records …
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Members on the move
Observer Publisher Mahone moves on; Chisenhall named company president
Rodney Mahone, who as publisher of the Observer also oversaw some of the company’s South Carolina papers, was named president of the company’s Georgia markets. He also will expand his …
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Longtime Warren Record editor to retire next month
June will be a month of transition at The Warren Record as longtime editor/general manager Jennifer Harris prepares to retire, and veteran journalist Gary Band assumes the role of managing editor …
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Publisher of The Carolina Times dies, possibly marking the end of the historic paper
Kenneth Edmonds, the publisher of The Carolina Times, died Saturday, possibly signaling the end of a historic newspaper that has been informing and advocating for African Americans in Durham and …
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Sherry Jones named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern NC newsrooms
Veteran journalist Sherry Jones has been named executive editor for Gannett’s eastern region of North Carolina, overseeing the Wilmington StarNews, the Fayetteville Observer, the Jacksonville …
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New editor named for The Enterprise
HIGH POINT — The new editor of The High Point Enterprise has over 30 years of experience as a reporter, editor and executive in the news industry.Guy Lucas, 54, who most recently has been …
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Jewell Walston returns to Asheville to lead Citizen Times newsroom
Jewell Walston, a former Citizen Times sports editor, is returning to Asheville to lead the newsroom as executive editor. Walston was introduced as executive editor of Gannett's Western North …
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Leadership transition announced for StarNews, Times-News
This week, the StarNews announced that Publisher Mike Distelhorst will be leaving the company on April 3. Finance director John McElwee is assuming leadership of the StarNews as the local market …
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Carr named Salisbury Post’s publisher; Anderson to manage special projects
John Carr, publisher of the Suffolk News-Herald in Suffolk, Virginia, has been named publisher of the Salisbury Post, replacing Greg Anderson. Carr has been publisher of the News-Herald since 2015 …
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O'Brien has been named general manager for The Daily Advance, the Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly
Sean O'Brien has been named general manager for The Daily Advance, the Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly, Robin Quillon, president of Adams Publishing Group in Eastern North Carolina, has …
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Former longtime News & Record reporter (and onetime parole-board chairman) Jack Scism dies
GREENSBORO — Jack Scism, a retired award-winning staff writer for the News & Record, died Saturday in Fairfax, Va. He was 87. Scism came to the Greensboro Daily News in March 1969 …
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Industry News
Countdown to the election - are you ready?
This will be an election like no other as the Covid crisis has forced us into remote work stations and candidates into dramatically different campaign strategies.  But that is just where the …
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RJI announces Local News Challenge to help local newsrooms tackle technology challenges
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s innovation team is looking to tackle current technology-related challenges that local newsrooms are coping with but are unable to solve …
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Media coalition sues Cooper, cabinet agencies for COVID-19 records
A coalition of more than two dozen media outlets including The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking the release of a list of records related to COVID-19 …
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How COVID-19 is reshaping grantmaking and what news organizations should know
Just when news organizations are feeling the weight of unprecedented audience urgency, the numbing sear of burnout, and the effects of cratering ad revenues, foundations are uncorking millions of …
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House and Senate Letters to the Administration on Directing Government Advertising to Local Media
74 senators sent a letter to the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget asking him to direct federal agencies to shift existing government advertising campaigns to local newspapers …
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NTVB Media Provides What to Watch to Newspapers for Free
TROY, MI, April 6, 2020 – NTVB Media will provide a weekly roundup of television viewing recommendations to newspapers at no charge until at least May 31.   Curated by NTVB’s …
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A Global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund for local news
Local news is a vital resource for keeping people and communities connected in the best of times. Today, it plays an even greater function in reporting on local lockdowns or shelter at home orders, …
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Media Associations Call on Congress to Support Local Media
Arlington, VA – Today, four national media organizations representing thousands of local newspapers and local broadcast media outlets – the News Media Alliance, National Association of …
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Key Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Programs
We have compiled the following useful and concise information for your reference as you consider the various planning opportunities available to address the impact of the COVID-19 situation on your …
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The CARES Act authorized $349 billion in loans
MASSIVE FORGIVABLE LOANS – AKA GRANTS – TO GET YOU THROUGH THE PASS The CARES Act authorized $349 billion in loans, including a Paycheck Protection Program, which can be used to fund …
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