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May
ENCPA Annual Meeting is May 12 & 13, May 12 - 13. Please mark your calendars and save the date for the 2017 annual Eastern NC Press Association at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, formerly the Clam Digger Inn. This year our meeting will be: MAY …
September
SNPA/Inland Joint Annual Meeting, September 10 - 12. We are excited to announce that SNPA and the Inland Press Association are collaborating to hold a joint annual meeting next year in Colorado Springs. As you know, SNPA and Inland have collaborated on other conferences and meetings over the years, and are two of the co-sponsors of the Key Executives Mega-Conference. These collaborations are consistently successful, and we are confident that this joint meeting, at the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel, will benefit members of both associations. Please mark your calendar and plan to join SNPA and Inland for this very special program at The Broadmoor, Sept. 10-12, 2017.
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Gannett posts disappointing Q1 results

Gannett reported a disappointing first quarter this week. While acquisitions led to some revenue growth, print advertising was down 17.7 percent compared to Q1 2016 and circulation revenues were down …

NNA seeks contest judges

The National Newspaper Association, a group comprised of community newspapers, is looking for volunteer judges for their BNC contests. They hope to assign judges in early May and are looking for …

Google plans ad-blocking feature for Chrome browser

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the …

Facebook's algorithm isn't surfacing one-third of the Chicago Tribune's posts. And it's getting worse.

Starting in January of this year, we at the Chicago Tribune started to anecdotally see a fairly significant change in our post reach. We weren’t seeing a huge difference in post consumption or …

Members on the move

Layton to lead Chowan Herald

Miles Layton has been named editor of the Chowan Herald in Edenton. An NC native and graduate of East Carolina University, Layton replaces Reggie Ponder who has assumed reporting duties for The Daily …

Quarles inducted into NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame

Former publisher of the News & Observer Orage Quarles III, along with four others, were inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame. Quarles was president and publisher of …

Charlotte Observer earns McClatchy President's Award

The staff of The Charlotte Observer was honored with a McClatchy President's Award for its extraordinary breakng news reporting on a police shooting that sparked days and nights of protests in …

The Chronicle in Winston-Salem to change hands in May

Longtime owner and publisher emeritus Ernest L. Pitt has announced plans to sell The Chronicle in Winston Salem. The new pending owner, The Chronicle Media Group, LLC, is headed by Winston-Salem City …

NCPA news

Hold edtorials to the highest standards

What’s the first word you associate with editorials? Editorials can serve a variety of roles.They educate. What are the current rental codes and how would they be strengthened under a proposed …

NCPA Membership Committee plans contest changes

Members of NCPA's Membership Services/Professional Development Committee met this month to take a look at the contests in preparation for fall's entry period. Committee members looked at both …

25 rules for good design

I’m always amused—and a bit disappointed—when someone tells me “I just love breaking the rules” of design. More often than not, that person isn’t breaking any …

StarNews: Bills would keep legal ads in print

RALEIGH -- Bills filed in the N.C. House and Senate would preserve the requirement that governments publish legal notices in newspapers, a step press advocates are hailing as a victory for the …

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Take a closer look at an NCPA Member newspaper

Small and mighty. Although the weekly Havelock News is among the state's smaller newspapers in terms of circulation, it packs a big punch. Consistently a top contender in it's division of the NCPA …