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February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Deadline for hotel registration is Tuesday January 30

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Some of the most common questions we get when we do workshops and on the Hotline relate to the dangers of publishing information on the internet and social media and …

Friday, January 5, 2018

Plan on joining colleagues from across the state in Raleigh at the 2018 NCPA Annual Convention. February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Take time now to book your NCPA convention room - …

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

Friday, December 8, 2017

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina's most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and …

Friday, December 8, 2017

Reporting on child fatalities is difficult. It presents a collision between the need for a thorough and orderly investigation against intense public concern and, sometimes, outrage. Medical records …

Thursday, December 7, 2017

DEFAMATION North Carolina’s libel law is fairly standard. The most significant defense against libel claims for newspapers is the fair report privilege. This privilege applies to …

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We’ve been getting lots of questions about political advertising, thus this interim FFR. There are seven main things newspapers* need to know/do about political advertising. · You …

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 …

Friday, October 20, 2017
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Members on the move

Lamar Smitherman announced his retirement as Publisher of the Morganton News Herald and the Marion McDowell News on Tuesday. Smitherman, who will step down from his role on March 30, has been in …

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Rocky Mount Telegram has a new person in charge.Kyle Stephens, who was the Group Publisher of Cooke Communications North Carolina’s Southern Group of non-daily newspapers, has succeeded …

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mark Wilson, the Rocky Mount Telegram's publisher for the past five years, has retired.The 67-year-old newspaperman guided his staff through a devastating hurricane, the creation of an offshoot …

Monday, February 19, 2018

WILMINGTON -- Cheryl Theiss, who has worked in the StarNews Media advertising department for the past four years, is stepping into a new leadership role within the department.Starting out as a sales …

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gene Fowler, former president of Great Southern Media Inc. and publisher of The McDowell News from 1969 until 1982, died Monday at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the age of …

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

After 31 years, editorial writer Jim Jenkins walked out of The News & Observer building for the last time Friday afternoon.A lot of history walked out with him.Jenkins (for some reason he often …

Monday, January 29, 2018

RALEIGH  The News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun will have a new top editor starting next month. Robyn Tomlin, managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, has been chosen by …

Monday, January 22, 2018

The editor of the News-Topic in Lenoir is being promoted to become the newspaper’s new publisher. Guy Lucas, 52, who has been the editor since January 2013, will add publisher to his title Jan. 1 …

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The byline should have been the first clue.Who knows how many other people have the given name Caulton, but there was only one Caulton Tudor.Tudor covered it all – from the epic 1974 ACC title …

Friday, November 3, 2017
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Industry news

The NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame will induct Don Curtis, Lisa R. Davis, Rick French, Ken Lowe and John Sweeney on Friday, April 13, 2018. Founded and administered by the UNC School of …

Friday, February 2, 2018

Paxton Media Group announced Tuesday the purchase of The Daily Herald from Wick Communications.Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily …

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wilson Times Editorial Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely to learn lessons in …

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Locally operated for more than a decade, the Roanoke Beacon is again locally owned. Maypo Media LLC, consisting of longtime editor and publisher Mary Wayt and her husband, Mark, took over …

Friday, January 5, 2018

Outer Banks Newsmedia, LLC, a new North Carolina affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., (BNI) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has completed its purchase of The Coastland Times from Times Printing Co. and its …

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Guilford County commissioners pushed to January a public hearing on whether to take over publishing public notices, responding to the request of local newspaper publishers who wanted more time to …

Friday, December 8, 2017

Albemarle Newsmedia, LLC, a new North Carolina entity owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), has purchased the Stanly News & Press from Community Newspaper …

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The sale of the Courier-Times has been announced by Brinn Clayton, president of the Courier-Times Incorporated. The sale to the Daily Record of Dunn, NC was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the …

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, NC group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective November 1, 2017. Mount Airy …

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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