NCPA news

In recent columns, I’ve listed text typefaces to toss and text typefaces I recommend. Does it matter? Is the right text typeface—used in the right way— really that important? Yes. It. …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NCPA loves newspapers ... and in honor of #NationalPizzaDay we've sent a power lunch to the team at the Morganton News Herald.  Keep up the good work!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lori told me about some simple techniques she uses in advertising presentations. “Once the other person mentions a problem,” she said, “it’s important to slow down and show …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Following 18 months of work, NCPA's Operations Committee, chaired by NCPA past president Regina Howard-Glaspie of The Times-News, Burlington, will bring forward proposed changes to NCPA's bylaws for …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Reservations and ads for the 2016 contest award tabs are due Jan. 31.  The tabs - one of the more popular Winter Institute take-aways - will be distributed following the March 9, 2017 …

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's that time again already. The General Assembly opened  its biennial "long session" on January 11. A few, new lieutenants in the leadership ranks remind us that some of the old guard …

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A reader emailed to mention that I’d recently written a column listing New Century Schoolbook (among others) as a typeface to toss, but that I hadn’t suggested a text face that might be …

Monday, January 9, 2017

When you peel back the layers of advertising philosophy and technique, it all comes down to one thing: Motivation. People buy things because they are motivated. And the most effective ads are …

Monday, January 9, 2017

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I usually do. Sometimes they are elaborate, with different resolutions for different areas of my life – work, home, fitness. …

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Members on the move

Lumina News publisher/editor Pat Bradford and news director Terry Lane have reached terms on Lane taking over the weekly newspaper’s publishing and ownership. The Thursday Feb. 16 issue will be …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Johnny Whitfield is the new editor of the Roxboro Courier-Times, replacing Tim Chandler who has been with the paper for nearly 30 years, the last 10 as editor.Whitfield has a long career, having …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trevor Normile, a news reporter with five years of service at the Duplin Times, Kenansville, has been promoted to the news editor position. Normile accepted news editor responsibilities last week …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Veteran Asheboro reporter Kathi Keys  has died from an illness that forced her retirement last October after 45-plus years in newspapers, most of it at The Courier-Tribune and the Randolph …

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

US Representative Robert Pittenger commended the efforts of The Robesonian, Lumberton, to keep the newspaper running during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew last fall. Watch his speech in honor of …

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crossroads Chronicle (Cashiers) editor Justin Caudell has left the newspaper to begin a new role with the paper's parent company, Community Newspapers, Inc. Caudell, who has been overseeing the …

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Daily Dispatch, Henderson, has welcomed two new faces to its team. Caitlin Penna is fresh from Randolph Community College and an internship with The Herald-Sun in Durham. Penna is photographer …

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winston-Salem Journal reporter Jenny Drabble did what most reporters do recently. She covered and event and wrote an article. However, what happened next was unexpected. The article she wrote …

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lynnie D. Guzman has been named advertising director at The Fayetteville Observer, GateHouse's largest North Carolina publication. Guzman was previously advertising sales director for the …

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Industry news

The Washington Post today announced the launch of The Post’s new daily Discover Edition on Snapchat, which will make the company the first editorial partner to provide multiple news updates …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Think you're not vulnerable? A hacker is selling a database supposedly containing 83,000 compromised accounts from UPI.com, the website of the 110-year-old American news agency, United Press …

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spend a day clicking back and forth between online news and other stuff and it’s not that surprising that you might not remember what you read where. A study out Thursday from the Pew Research …

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The New York Times is joining Snapchat’s Discover service. “From Monday through Friday, the Times will create a daily edition for Snapchat users in the U.S. and Canada that is based on …

Monday, February 6, 2017

Amazon released its Q4 earnings report last week. Despite missing revenue estimates, the e-commerce giant still hit $3.78 billion - and much of that was due to products that deliver information for a …

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Dallas Morning News will outsource the design and layout of its print edition to GateHouse Media and cut around 20 jobs from its 50-person print team. Five other positions in the newsroom have …

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wave after wave of digital innovation has introduced a new set of influences on the public’s news habits. Social media, messaging apps, texts and email provide a constant stream of news from …

Monday, January 30, 2017

McClatchy has named a new president and chief executive officer, appointing entrepreneur and former journalist Craig Forman to replace Pat Talamantes as the Sacramento media company seeks to ramp up …

Thursday, January 26, 2017