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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. 
NEWSPAPER POWER Campaign starts a series of advertising categories where research confirms strong results for newspaper advertisers. You can adapt the campaign in your sales pitches to local advertisers. The initial set of five categories is based on data supplied by Coda Ventures, which has worked with Newspaper Association Manager members (including the NCPA) to provide readership studies. The promotions were created by Metro Creative Graphics as part of The Relevance Project.  
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Our members
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 …
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 …
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 …
NC news
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 …
WHAT TO PACK FOR A PROTEST Once again, journalists find themselves at the intersection of indispensability and danger.  You are uniquely poised to be the eyes and ears of the public, to stand in their shoes, to report …
STATE OF EMERGENCY = OPEN MEETINGS LAW AMENDMENTS Reporters covering government in the last two months know public bodies have changed their way of doing business. Members of the press were granted essential worker status, but that didn’t mean …
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The board of directors for the NCPA and the NCPS will meet via video conference on August 14th at 2:00 pm.   

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    Carolina Public Press is seeking multiple freelance writers to join our pool of talented journalists across North Carolina. We are an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan online news organization that …
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    The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The ideal journalist is multi-talented, …
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