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Webinar: Getting People to Pick Up your Paper, February 2. Kevin Slimp visits more than 100 papers each year as a consultant. His research is featured in industry journals throughout the world. Spend 30 minutes learning from the best in the business and find out what it takes to get people to pick up your newspaper.
Webinar: Time and Territory Management, February 2. One of the hardest areas of sales is take control of time and territory management. Join Tim Smith, leading sales trainer in the newspaper business as he gives common sense, workable answers for newspaper sales staffs.
Webinar: Getting Pics to Pop Off the Page, February 24. Kevin Slimp has been teaching newspaper editors, photographers and designers to edit photos for more than 20 years. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Kevin will cover details related to dot gain, color settings, resolution, color correction tools, exposure and more.
Webinar: Successfully Negotiating on Value vs. Price, February 24. This program will be a fast-paced session focused on three key skills for you and your team: Negotiate smarter, not harder; Negotiate on value, not on price; and Win more and lose less in sales!
Mega-Conference, February 23 - 25. An outstanding program has been announced for the 2017 Key Executives Mega-Conference, under the theme: "Innovation & Insight: The Business of Publishing News."
Webinar: Best Practices for Public Notices, March 2. The newspaper industry has had a lot of success protecting public notice in the state legislatures, but collectively we’re on the defensive. Our opponents are more motivated than ever and …
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NCPS Advertising Services

NCPS is member-owned and directed by the newspapers of North Carolina. On behalf of our members, NCPS offers print and digital advertising solutions. From campaign planning to placement to payment, we are here to assist you in all of your advertising needs in-state or nationwide

Industry News & Moves

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Industry news

6 Digital Media Buying Trends

With digital advertising on track to comprise the lion’s share of advertising dollars, programmatic advertising will continue to gain prominence in the digital media-buying space.Here are six …

Esposito named president of Adams Publishing - TN/NC

Carl E. Esposito has been named president of Adams Publishing Group – Tennessee/North Carolina (formerly Jones Media), adding to his responsibilities as publisher of The Daily Times in …

Press credentials an issue for 2 NCPA members in Raleigh

Coliln Campbell of the News & Oberver in Raleigh reports that reporterers for the conservative Carolina Journal (an NCPA member) said they've been prevented from covering Gov. Roy Cooper's …

Sample letter requesting camera access to court

Looking for a sample letter asking for camera access to court hearings? Look no further.  NCPA General Counsel Amanda Martin of SMVT has prepared the following letter for members to …

Members on the move

Drabble article creates unexpected conversation

Winston-Salem Journal reporter Jenny Drabble did what most reporters do recently. She covered and event and wrote an article. However, what happened next was unexpected. The article she wrote …

Guzman named ad director for Fayetteville Observer

Lynnie D. Guzman has been named advertising director at The Fayetteville Observer, GateHouse's largest North Carolina publication. Guzman was previously advertising sales director for the …

Wilson moves to ... Wilson

Award winning writer/photographer Drew Wilson has joined the staff of The Wilson Times as a reporter covering the education and agriculture beats. Wilson was most recently bureau chief for the …

Asheville hires new ad director

The Asheville Citizen-Times has a new sales director who will lead the advertising department. Vivian Murciano joins the team, coming from iHeart Media in South Florida. Murciano has managed …

NCPA news

Tab ads due Jan. 31

Reservations and ads for the 2016 contest award tabs are due Jan. 31.  The tabs - one of the more popular Winter Institute take-aways - will be distributed following the March 9, 2017 …

The Long Session Ahead

It's that time again already. The General Assembly opened  its biennial "long session" on January 11. A few, new lieutenants in the leadership ranks remind us that some of the old guard …

Henninger: Text Type Suggestions

A reader emailed to mention that I’d recently written a column listing New Century Schoolbook (among others) as a typeface to toss, but that I hadn’t suggested a text face that might be …

Foust: Advertising is all about motivation

When you peel back the layers of advertising philosophy and technique, it all comes down to one thing: Motivation. People buy things because they are motivated. And the most effective ads are …

What NCPA does for you

Advocacy to protect your rights
We fight for the things that matter most to you and your community, including First Amendment freedoms, the defense of open government and the public’s right to know.
Access to the things you need most
We connect you to legal assistance, the NCPA Federal Credit Union, a Job Bank, training, industry information and resources, advertising placements and more.
Awards to recognize your work
Our News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest and Best Ad Contest are among the largest in the country and publicly recognize the best work done in our state.
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A look back at Winter Institute 10 years ago

Jerry Richardson named 2007 North Carolinian of the Year

Member of the Week

Take a closer look at an NCPA member newspaper

This month's member newspaper is The Robesonian in Lumberton. Now owned by Civitas Media, The Robesonian's roots with NCPA go back to the early 1900's when the newspaper was owned by the Sharpe …