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Webinar: How to make social videos with impact, June 21. The social video market is booming. And as the industry grows, who better than you to take your client's storytelling to the next level? In this tutorial you’ll learn what it takes to make …
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...
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RockinghamNow will replace three community newspapers in county north of Greensboro

The Eden News, Madison Messenger and Reidsville Review have merged this week into one publication, titled RockinghamNow. All three papers, owned by BH Media, have been using the RockinghamNow …

Facebook is testing products to connect users to local news

As part of its ongoing push to build relationships with local publishers, Facebook is testing products that can help people better connect with local news. Those tests, part of the Facebook …

Research: Newspaper readers ages are well-distributed

There’s a myth that newspaper readers are greying. Data suggest this narrative is fatally flawed.Each year, Nielsen Scarborough conducts extensive interviews with over 204,000 adults across the …

Monroe's Enquirer-Journal moves after 46 years

The Enquirer-Journal in Monrore has moved to its new location in the Monroe Plaza Shopping Center on Skyway Drive after ust over 46 years on West Jefferson Street. The new address is 1508 Skyway …

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Sylva Herald welcomes Buchanan and Smith

The Sylva Herald has welcomed Jim Buchanan and Haley Smith to the newsroom. Buchanan has joined the Herald as special projects editor and most recently served as editorial page editor at the …

Erwin Potts, NC native who led McClatchy chain, dies at 85

Erwin Potts, a North Carolina native who spent his early career as a newspaper reporter and editor and eventually became the first non-family member to lead McClatchy Newspapers as it grew into a …

O'Shea joins Highlander staff as editor

The Highlander, Highlands, has welcomed new editor Brian O'Shea. O'Shea replaces former editor Carolyn Morrisroe, who left the position in March. O'Shea has an extensive background in journalism …

Abe D. Jones, former arts editor at N&R dies at 87

Abe D. Jones, Jr. so exemplified the title of "arts editor" at the News & Record, that he's the only person who has ever held it. Jones, the newspaper's arts editor for 14 years, died this week …

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AdLibs: Disadvantages have their advantages

Jared told me about a technique his sales team uses. “I learned it in a seminar years ago, and I’ve seen it used in different industries. It’s based on presenting both sides of the …

Your new NCPA Federal Credit Union newsletter is here!

Check out what's happening at the NCPA Federal Credit Union this month.  Our loan rates might surprise you...  

‘The soul of the NC press room’ – Service for Mark Binker will be May 12

Across social media, North Carolina lawmakers, media members and others are remembering Mark Binker, the veteran state political reporter who died unexpectedly on Saturday.A memorial service has been …

AdLibs: Expectations are like icebergs

Saundra’s experience as a sales manager has given her a unique perspective on client relationships. “Most sales people in the advertising business are taught to discover problems and …

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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 …