NCPA news

What’s the first word you associate with editorials? Editorials can serve a variety of roles.They educate. What are the current rental codes and how would they be strengthened under a proposed …

Monday, April 24, 2017

Members of NCPA's Membership Services/Professional Development Committee met this month to take a look at the contests in preparation for fall's entry period. Committee members looked at both …

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I’m always amused—and a bit disappointed—when someone tells me “I just love breaking the rules” of design. More often than not, that person isn’t breaking any …

Friday, April 7, 2017

RALEIGH -- Bills filed in the N.C. House and Senate would preserve the requirement that governments publish legal notices in newspapers, a step press advocates are hailing as a victory for the …

Friday, April 7, 2017

During a press conference todayattended by several NCPA members, Reps. Ross, Davis, Goodman and Malone introduced HB 572, NCPA-supported legislation to keep public notices in newspapers, as well as …

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

During the legislative session, public notices are at the top of our watch list. This time of year also generates a lot of questions on what exactly is public notice, where and when they must publish …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

State Sen. Rick Horner wants to ensure public legal notices — important announcements of special meetings, land transfers, contract bids and other government actions — are posted where …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Catherine climbed the ranks from sales person to sales manager at her paper. “Although I’ve been in the business for a long time,” she told me, “there’s always a new way to look at …

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Calling it a matter of the public’s right know, North Carolina newspaper publishers are pushing back against a bill that would let governments and attorneys stop publishing public and legal notices …

Monday, March 27, 2017

Members on the move

Miles Layton has been named editor of the Chowan Herald in Edenton. An NC native and graduate of East Carolina University, Layton replaces Reggie Ponder who has assumed reporting duties for The Daily …

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Former publisher of the News & Observer Orage Quarles III, along with four others, were inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame. Quarles was president and publisher of …

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The staff of The Charlotte Observer was honored with a McClatchy President's Award for its extraordinary breakng news reporting on a police shooting that sparked days and nights of protests in …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Longtime owner and publisher emeritus Ernest L. Pitt has announced plans to sell The Chronicle in Winston Salem. The new pending owner, The Chronicle Media Group, LLC, is headed by Winston-Salem City …

Friday, March 31, 2017

StarNews Executive Editor Pam Sanders will now oversee three additional GateHouse Media daily newspapers and several weeklies with a promotion to the Coastal Carolinas Group's regional …

Friday, March 31, 2017

Rick Thames, editor of The Charlotte Observer since 2004, and 2008-09 president of NCPA, has announced his plans to retire. Under Thames, three of the Observer's projects were recognized as Pulitzer …

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Diane Turbyfill has been promoted by GateHouse Media to be the new managing editor of the Shelby Star. Turbyfill has been a reporter with the Gaston Gazette since 2008. She will replace Gabe …

Monday, March 27, 2017

One of the brightest lights in local journalism suffered a setback late last year when Raleigh Agenda, the sister site of Charlotte Agenda, closed its doors after failing to find a sustainable …

Friday, March 24, 2017

Raymond Dock Ellington, Jr., has passed away. For 18 years starting in 1983, Ellington was the pressroom supervisor at what is now the Sunbelt Press in Dunn, which prints The Daily Record and other …

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Industry news

Last year was officially the much-awaited “year of mobile” in the advertising industry.For the first time, mobile advertising represented more than half of the spending that marketers …

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gannett reported a disappointing first quarter this week. While acquisitions led to some revenue growth, print advertising was down 17.7 percent compared to Q1 2016 and circulation revenues were down …

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The National Newspaper Association, a group comprised of community newspapers, is looking for volunteer judges for their BNC contests. They hope to assign judges in early May and are looking for …

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the …

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Starting in January of this year, we at the Chicago Tribune started to anecdotally see a fairly significant change in our post reach. We weren’t seeing a huge difference in post consumption or …

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Teenagers and young adults are challenging long-held assumptions about news consumption patterns. A new report from Data & Society explores how young adults use mobile devices, messaging apps and …

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Winston-Salem Journal reduced its staff by 14 this week in response to declines in advertising revenue and changes in reader habits. Affected positions were in circulation, production and …

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The News & Record announced Monday it has cut 36 staff positions and plans to make changes in the print newspaper to streamline operations in response to market changes.The News & …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Last summer Betsy O’Donovan, the incoming Executive Director of The Daily Tar Heel, wrote an essay on Medium charting the dire financial situation of UNC-Chapel Hill’s student …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017