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The UNC School of Media and Journalism will be renamed following a $25 million gift from Walter and Ben Hussman, the school announced Tuesday.  The new name is the UNC Hussman School of … more
On Sept. 3, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 21 media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting efforts to challenge the constitutionality of North … more
North Carolina will be among the states participating in an antitrust investigation of social media giant Facebook. “I can confirm that Attorney General [Josh] Stein is participating in the … more
As the 2020 national election ramps up, public interest in how the media covers it is intensifying. Blue Ridge Public Radio and National Public Radio will host a community conversation to tackle one … more
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at the Columbia Journalism School today awarded Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the … more
Leaders from this newspaper’s publishing company will participate in a yearlong program at the University of North Carolina designed to help news outlets improve their products and remain … more
The UNC School of Media and Journalism on Thursday announced a new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, an organization dedicated to increasing and retaining … more
The group publisher of four Gatehouse Media newspapers in eastern  North Carolina  is adding a fifth publication to his responsibilities. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Mike … more
The Island Free Press is proud to announce its recent acceptance as one of the newest members of the longstanding North Carolina Press Association (NCPA.) The North Carolina Press Association was … more
The UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media is pleased to announce the selection of 13 media organizations that will focus on audience engagement and creating sustainable revenue … more
A North Carolina-based media company has acquired the Times Leader, the company announced Friday. Avant Publications has purchased the daily newspaper along with its branded publications, … more
In preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 sports season, Neuse News has added another talented member to its roster. Laieke Abebe recently joined the organization, continuing his work throughout … more
Leslie Kahana is the new owner of Lake Norman Publications, a group of suburban Charlotte (North Carolina) newspapers, the company’s Herald Citizen reported. The move comes four months … more
Wilson’s congressman has introduced a bill to help minorities and women start television and radio stations. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson’s H.R. 3957, the Expanding Broadcast … more
The Outer Banks Voice, the area’s first online-only news outlet and one of Coastal Review Online’s  partner publications, has been sold. Rick Loesch, owner of East … more
The North Carolina Community Foundation, in partnership with the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund, announces more than $300,000 in grant awards to support information and public engagement as … more
Chapel Hill is a vibrant community of 60,000 residents. It has a highly regarded public school system and is home to the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina. It draws performers, … more
An email portal run by the city of Durham that let the media read public emails sent to and from City Council members, the mayor and city manager has been shut down. The portal gave reporters … more
Pam Sander, regional editor for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, has been named editor of the company’s publications in the eight-state Southeast region. Sander will now … more
The Enterprise has relocated and has reconfigured its office hours to offer customer service each weekday morning effective this week.The newspaper is now based at 123 W. Main St. in downtown Spring … more
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