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Companies urged to extend GDPR privacy standards to U.S.

The General Data Protection Regulation act is in effect today, and Congress wants consumers in the U.S. to be treated the same way as European Union members will be treated with the new …

Trump Twitter ruling has implications for all government officials

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that President Trump can no longer block users on Twitter based on their political views because it violates the First Amendment due to Twitter being a "designated …

How can journalists stop providing oxygen to trolls and extremists?

Research suggests that journalists might have some responsibility in popularizing extremist views, even if it is accidental. The research says this can happen by journalists reporting on certain …

The hard truth at newspapers across America: Hedge funds are in charge

Journalists and newsrooms all over the country have protested their corporate owners for many reasons including staff layoffs and draining papers' profits. One of the latest cases that has drawn …

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Star Sports Editor Alan Ford retires

For almost 40 years, Alan Ford has reported on Shelby's sport scene as the sports editor of The Shelby Star. The Star commemorates him by compiling testimonials from community members that have …

Publisher retiring after 33 years

Beginning June 1, the Davie County Enterprise Record and The Clemmons Courier's  editor and publisher of 33 years will step down. Dwight Sparks gave both small papers larger readership and the …

Charlotte Observer publisher Ann Caulkins to step down, successor named

Ann Caulkins, The Charlotte Observer’s president and publisher, is stepping down after 12 years and will be succeeded by Rodney Mahone, a longtime media executive from Georgia, company …

Carolina native, NPR newscaster Carl Kasell of ‘Wait, Wait’ dies at 84

Carl Kasell, longtime newscaster, University of North Carolina alumnus and co-founder of radio station WUNC, has died, NPR reported. In March 2013, the North Carolina Press Association named Kasell "North Carolinian of the Year."

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A new look at an old sales technique

Carla has been selling advertising for many years. She has researched and tried a variety of techniques to answer objections. “Just about everybody knows the Feel-Felt-Found formula,” she said. …

A sales principle that bears repeating

Carl is a marketing manager who has been on the receiving end of hundreds of media presentations. He knows a thing or two about effective sales techniques. “Most of the time, I’m the point person …

James Howard "Jim" Parker (1924 - 2018)

CHAPEL HILL — James Howard "Jim" Parker, 93, of Carolina Meadows, died Sunday morning, March 11, 2018 at UNC Hospital.He was born on Sept. 2, 1924, in Tarboro, the son of the late James Howard …

NCPA Convention Highlights

NCPA members convened in record numbers February 21-23 in Raleigh, NC. Starting with a packed room for the annual legislative breakfast to an evening awards banquet with over 400 attendees the 144th …

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