NCPA News
Dwane Powell, political cartoonist for a generation of NC newspaper readers, has died
Retired News & Observer editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell, whose drawings summarized and satirized decades of North Carolina political debates and decisions with humanity and humor, died Sunday …
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Backing local news, building trust, innovating solutions
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has awarded seven fellowships for the 2019–20 academic year with projects to improve gun violence reporting, expand solutions-based journalism by …
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Novant Health hires Caulkins
Novant Health Inc. said Monday it has hired Ann Caulkins, former publisher of The Charlotte Observer, as a senior vice president and president of Novant Health Foundation. Caulkins will be in charge …
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Former editor leaves lasting legacy
Jeff Herrin, who was the editor of the Rocky Mount Telegram and The Tarboro Weekly, died Monday. He was 60 years old.   Herrin worked at the Telegram for 25 years and made a large …
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Digital Publishing: When using social media photos in your stories,the best thing to do is ask for permission
When a journalist took a photo of a bride being congratulated by President Donald Trump, a relative of the bride posted it on Instagram, and the photo went viral. News outlets such as The …
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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press updates its one-stop shop for public records law, reporter’s privilege
RCFP published its recent Open Government Guide in January, which includes state-by-state information about how journalists can report on government agencies and proceedings that are open to the …
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Can newspapers survive another significant economic downturn?
In U.S. history, there has only been one time where the country went without a recession in eight years. Otherwise, recessions have hit about once every decade. What does this mean for the news …
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Adams Publishing Group hires new leader for newspaper group
Robin L. Quillon will begin his position as president of Adams Publishing Group of Eastern North Carolina on April 1. He will be the publisher of The Daily Reflector in Greenville. Before Adams …
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Complicating the Narratives
As a life-long journalist, I know how tough it can be to report the views of people who are bitterly divided. We think we’ve got it right. But the emails and social media messages often scream …
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Prove it with prototyping: How to test your ideas and focus your innovation
Newsrooms that are looking to remain solvent sometimes don’t think about what their audiences want or need. Instead, they think about creating innovations that are quickly produced, in the …
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Members on the move
Elizabeth Cook looks back at her 40-year career as reporter and editor at the Salisbury Post
Elizabeth Cook sat in the White House pressroom. She wasn’t from the New York Times or the Washington Post. Yet, her mission was to follow the high profile Elizabeth Dole, who was Ronald …
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Daily Journal names Donna Rogers new editor-in-chief
ROCKINGHAM — Donna Rogers, an award-winning journalist whose 38-year career has included stops in five states, has been named the editor of the Richmond Daily Journal. Rogers has already …
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Cindy Loman named editor of News & Record
Veteran journalist Cindy Loman has been named editor of the News & Record.Loman is currently the features editor and editor of 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine.Alton Brown, News & Record …
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Bergeron to lead Post newsroom
SALISBURY — Josh Bergeron has been named editor of the Salisbury Post, effective Dec. 20.Bergeron, managing editor of The State Journal in Frankfort, Ky. since October 2017, formerly worked at …
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John Drescher named deputy editor of national politics investigations team
John Drescher, former executive editor of the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., is joining The Post as a deputy editor on our National Politics Investigations team.John's arrival adds additional …
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New publisher announced for The High Point Enterprise; McClure appointed Director of Advertising Sales at Goldsboro News-Argus
Nancy Baker will assume the role of publisher at The High Point Enterprise following Rick Bean’s retirement in January. Baker, a 24-year veteran of the newspaper industry, has been with The …
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New publisher announced for The High Point Enterprise; McClure appointed Director of Advertising Sales at Goldsboro News-Argus
Nancy Baker will assume the role of publisher at The High Point Enterprise following Rick Bean’s retirement in January. Baker, a 24-year veteran of the newspaper industry, has been with The …
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Post editor Elizabeth Cook will retire at end of 2018
This will be Elizabeth Cook's final year as editor of the Salisbury Post. She has been an editor for 25 years.  Cook, 62, looks forward to spending more time with family after she …
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Post editor Elizabeth Cook will retire at end of 2018
This will be Elizabeth Cook's final year as editor of the Salisbury Post. She has been an editor for 25 years.  Cook, 62, looks forward to spending more time with family after she …
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Chatham News, Chatham Record to be acquired by community-based media group
SILER CITY – Mary Little Resch, the publisher and editor of The Chatham News and The Chatham Record, has announced the sale of the newspapers to Chatham Media Group LLC, a partnership consisting of …
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Industry News
A spotlight on students helped one small North Carolina paper shine
The Daily Dispatch is uniting the community by focusing on its youngest members in a new series called Student Spotlight.   The project began in August 2017 with the goal to recognize …
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Sunshine Day 2019 annual awards
Sunshine Day 2019 will mark the fifth annual awards program from the Sunshine Center recognizing individuals from across North Carolina whose work exemplifies the value we place on keeping citizens …
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Poynter Institute and Craig Newmark Philanthropies to launch a new center on ethics
More than ever, journalists are faced with ethical dilemmas. They have to decide between exposing the truth in the face of graphic information. They are also responsible for combatting …
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Boosting local news with data journalism and automation
Data journalism might be the answer to sustainable journalism business models. A new project called Reporters and Data and Robots is taking data journalism and automation to a new level. RADAR is …
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Newspapers cost more than twice as much today as they did a decade ago
No matter the news organization or the frequency, newspaper prices have increased. When looking at how much prices have increased for large papers from 2008 to 2016, the increases have been …
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We're back! StarNews finalizes move to downtown Wilmington
StarNews Media is back in downtown Wilmington after its 50-year hiatus. The staff was displaced out of its office when Hurricane Florence hit, and now the paper has a multi-year lease in its new …
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Industry insight: Niche publishers pursue an 'Everything about something' approach to local news
Local news outlets are looking to niche publishing to provide better customer satisfaction. In-depth coverage about a specific topic can be a better alternative to the approach many newsrooms …
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Knowing your customers - a 2019 priority
Newspapers need to know their customers in order to better serve them and make them want to keep reading. Successful businesses have an in-depth understanding of their customers and who they are, …
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Digital First Media makes bid for Gannett
Digital First Media made an official proposal for the acquisition of Gannett Co., owner of USA TODAY and more than 100 local papers. Digital First Media, which is owned by Alden Global Capital, …
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Heightening the CMS race: WordPress.com and News Revenue Hub devise a toolkit for local newsrooms
Many publishers use WordPress for their content management system, but researchers are looking at its sustainability. Now, WordPress is launching Newspack, a toolkit that aims to improve …
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