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Pioneer News Group selling media division to Adams Publishing Group

The Pioneer News Group Co. today announced that it is selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in …

American Hometown Publishing expands to North Carolina, acquires Lake Norman Publications

American Hometown Publishing Inc., a growing local media company, announced today it has acquired Lake Norman Publications in North Carolina from Newsman LLC.Based in Davidson, N.C., Lake Norman …

National Newspaper Week 2017

This year we mark the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), October 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all …

Consolidation of BH Media Group newspaper printing begins at Journal plant

The consolidation of newspaper printing by BH Media Group’s North Carolina affiliates has begun at a $10 million expansion of the Winston-Salem Journal’s production plant.The Fifth Street …

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Bill Davis arrives from The Roanoke Times in Virginia to be GateHouse’s new Coastal North Carolina Group advertising director.

WILMINGTON -- A new regional advertising director has been hired for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, which includes the StarNews.Bill Davis, who arrives from The Roanoke Times …

StarNews publishes 55,000 editions and still going strong

Today’s StarNews team may be more tech-savvy than those using Linotype, photo darkrooms and Exacto-blade backshops.The StarNews, North Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper in continuous …

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 …

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Pilot Takes Top National Honor For Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, The Pilot has been named the best community newspaper in the country by the National Newspaper Association.The first-place award for general excellence came in the …

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

COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF POLICE VIDEO If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million. Until a year ago, though, the law with regard to law enforcement videos was …

National Newspaper Week 2017

This year we mark the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), October 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all …

2017 NCPA Contest Rules

It's contest time! Get your entries ready. Download a copy of the rules for the editorial and advertising contest and read through them. Then read through them again. Most questions that come up each …

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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.
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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 …