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NCPA Board reception , Today. On Thursday July 20th the NCPA board of directors will host a reception for local publishers to gather and meet with fellow members. Please contact NCPA if you plan on attending. The reception will …
NCPA board of directors meeting , Tomorrow. On Friday July 21st the NCPA board of directors will meet at the Asheville Crowne Plaza Where: Asheville Crowne Plaza 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806 When: July 21 10:00 a.m.
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...
ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, October 8 - 11. Register now for the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Click here to register and find more details...
NCPA Winter Convention , February 21 - 23, 2018. NCPA Winter Convention Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley Feb 21-23, 2018 Fri: general sessions and awards banquet
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Reorganization combines New Bern, Kinston newsrooms

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.Newspapers primarily affected by the …

First for a Reason

Did you know that starting July 1, public agencies can decline to give you hard copy records that are posted online? Or that UNC recently refused to release emails from a faculty member, claiming …

North Carolina Lawmaker Calls Out 'Jihad Media' in Tweets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state senator has referred to several news outlets on Twitter as "jihad media" for their reporting on state and national stories.The News & Observer of …

Bill 343 would damage transparency, newspapers

State Senate Bill 343 is bad law, and residents here should fight it. The bill proposes to keep legal notices out of some, if not all, newspapers, and that flies in the face of laws and …

Members on the move

Wichita Eagle names new publisher

The Wichita Eagle has named as its new publisher a man who started his career with the newspaper.Fifty-nine-year-old Kelly Mirt will return as publisher and vice president of adverting for the Eagle …

Reorganization combines New Bern, Kinston newsrooms

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.Newspapers primarily affected by the …

Herald names Williams as editor.

Veteran journalist G. Chambers Williams III has been named editor of The Sanford Herald, according to an announcement by Publisher Rachael Raney.

BH Media expanding Winston-Salem plant

BH Media will soon consolidate its North Carolina newspaper printing operations at the Winston-Salem Journal’s print facility on Fifth Street, where workers are installing an additional press …

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FIRST FOR A REASON Info & Ideas About the First Amendment & Media Law

TAKE THAT DOWN! Have you gotten a call or letter or email from a lawyer saying his client’s record has been expunged, and so the story you posted last year no longer is accurate? …

Jack Trawick, award-winning journalist for the Winston-Salem Journal, has died

Jack Trawick, an editor who coordinated the Winston-Salem Journal’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the effects of strip mining in Appalachia, died Saturday at Forsyth Medical Center. …

First for a Reason Public Agencies Putting Records Online

You may be familiar with the provision of the Public Records Law that says you get to ask for public records in whatever format you want, so long as they can be provided that …

NCPA Winter Convention

SAVE THE DATE NCPA will meet at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh on 2/21-23, 2018. 2017 saw record crowds and a banquet so big we had to go find a bigger space. The Marriott Crabtree is newly …

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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.
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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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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 …