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2023 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Press Release Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director,  phil@ncpress.com   For Immediate Release  Thursday, August 24, … more
A recent newsroom workshop prompts me to offer up a refresher on how to stay out of copyright trouble.  Imagine a member of your newspaper is working on a story about the end of summer and the … more
When a journalist calls for help on legal issues such as public meetings or access to public records, Amanda Martin answers the phone.   Martin, the counsel for the N.C. Press Association, … more
We frequently get calls to the hotline when law enforcement officials redact the names of witnesses, perpetrators, juveniles or victims in crime and incident reports. Journalists want to know – … more
If you make public records requests in North Carolina, you are undoubtedly familiar with N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-6(a), which requires a public body to furnish responsive records “as promptly … more
Members of the N.C. Press Association from around the state converged upon Goldsboro late Friday morning to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the group's formation. The relevance extends … more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Raleigh, NC - April 14, 2023- North Carolina press association (NCPA), a leading newspaper trade association in Raleigh, is proud to endorse the Illinois Press Association's … more
If you’re a journalist who has ever sought police body camera or dashboard camera recordings, you probably used the forms provided by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts … more
Like his predecessors in the General Assembly, Onslow County Sen. Michael Lazzara makes the same misguided arguments in his SB 200 that government should take over notifying the public of important … more
For nearly two decades, people who care about North Carolina’s most vulnerable, who relish understanding the people and politics that factor into the state’s policies, and who have strong … more
You may have heard the term “Section 230” thrown about recently. This section of the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 has been around for more than 25 years, but it is getting … more
A newly sworn-in North Carolina General Assembly and a fresh legislative session present an opportunity to significantly advance government transparency and the people’s right to … more
Lorraine “Lorry” Williams, the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Fayetteville Observer and a career journalist, died Tuesday morning. Williams, 59, had battled with … more
Last month we wrote about best practices in framing your public records requests.  This month, we offer some specific language to put in your email or letter if you are responding to a public … more
Media Release North Carolina Justice Center –   www.ncjustice.org States Newsroom –  www.statesnewsroom.com February 23, 2023 For more information: … more
I’m an old newspaper guy, so I have to admit I was more than a bit excited when I witnessed the birth of a weekly rolling off the press for its first edition in early February. Three … more
Washington, D.C. – January 24, 2023 – The American Journalism Project announced its first three new grants of 2023 to nonprofit news organizations that aim to reach new audiences and … more
Journalists at the Pilot were finalizing coverage Saturday night of a drag show targeted by protesters, when they spotted social media chatter about a power outage. John Nagy, the editor of the … more
Burlington, NC – November 21, 2022 Paxton Media Group is acquiring six newspapers in North Carolina from Gannett Co., Inc. The titles include Lexington Dispatch, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, … more
The climate surrounding officer-involved fatalities is, in a word, dynamic. Whether a shooting or shootout, deadly force incident to an arrest or the service of a warrant, or a high-speed chase … more
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