NCPA news

It's contest time! Get your entries ready. Download a copy of the rules for the editorial and advertising contest and read through them. Then read through them again. Most questions that come up each …

Thursday, September 7, 2017

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1-7 This year we mark the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of …

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“Personal Email” as Public Records Gmail. Yahoo! AOL. Do these sound like official email accounts for the conduct of public business? They can be. The NC Public Records Law …

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dealing with non-employees and non-employee content We all know that there is a fair amount of red tape that comes with having employees. You have to supervise and mentor them. They …

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Robesonian newspaper, which has been an afternoon publication since it was established in 1870, will become a morning newspaper, meaning subscribers will be able to find it in their yards …

Monday, July 31, 2017

CAN WE TALK? Getting Information from Sources Who May Be Breaking the Law If asked whether a reporter faces liability for asking a source to provide information that legally is secret, …

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The High Country PIO Network is sponsoring a Media Summit on August 1. To strengthen relationships with local and regional media outlets, the Network has opened registration to the event to members …

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TAKE THAT DOWN! Have you gotten a call or letter or email from a lawyer saying his client’s record has been expunged, and so the story you posted last year no longer is accurate? …

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jack Trawick, an editor who coordinated the Winston-Salem Journal’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the effects of strip mining in Appalachia, died Saturday at Forsyth Medical Center. …

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Members on the move

The Wichita Eagle has named as its new publisher a man who started his career with the newspaper.Fifty-nine-year-old Kelly Mirt will return as publisher and vice president of adverting for the Eagle …

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.Newspapers primarily affected by the …

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Veteran journalist G. Chambers Williams III has been named editor of The Sanford Herald, according to an announcement by Publisher Rachael Raney.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BH Media will soon consolidate its North Carolina newspaper printing operations at the Winston-Salem Journal’s print facility on Fifth Street, where workers are installing an additional press …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Effective immediately, the News of Orange County has named Adam Powell its editor. Powell replaces Charlie Pogacar, who he worked alongside for the past 14 months.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Champion Media announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina print, digital and local assets of Heartland, a Civitas Media company. The acquisition …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

We are very pleased to announce we've just hired LaDonna Huffaker. She will be serving as your new advertising account executive. LaDonna is a graduate of Brevard College and many of you have …

Monday, June 19, 2017

AYDEN—The Times-Leader Newspaper, which traces its lineage through a series of publications dating back to 1912, is returning to the town where it all began. Work began this week to move The …

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Sylva Herald has welcomed Jim Buchanan and Haley Smith to the newsroom. Buchanan has joined the Herald as special projects editor and most recently served as editorial page editor at the …

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Industry news

I recently completed two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, and I have a message that I would very much like to give to my fellow North Carolinians; Enjoy your …

Monday, September 11, 2017

Alex is an ad manager who wants his sales team to be professional from start to finish. “Some sales people talk too much, especially at the end of a sales conversation,” he said. “It’s like a …

Monday, August 28, 2017

The News & Observer began a five-part investigative series, Jailed to Death, that exposes dozens of deaths in which North Carolina jails failed state supervision requirements for the safety and …

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A PAIR OF NORTH CAROLINA sheriff’s offices, in Ashe and Union counties, have a couple things in common. Each is on the receiving end of open records requests from an investigative TV reporter …

Monday, August 7, 2017

Did you know that starting July 1, public agencies can decline to give you hard copy records that are posted online? Or that UNC recently refused to release emails from a faculty member, claiming …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state senator has referred to several news outlets on Twitter as "jihad media" for their reporting on state and national stories.The News & Observer of …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

State Senate Bill 343 is bad law, and residents here should fight it. The bill proposes to keep legal notices out of some, if not all, newspapers, and that flies in the face of laws and …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An effort in the legislature, Senate Bill 343, would eventually eliminate the requirement that local governments publish legal notices of their affairs in newspapers. The state House should kill this …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Newspaper legal notices can be dull stuff, but they’re attracting a lot of interest from state lawmakers. Bills that would change public notice laws were introduced in 21 states this year. Almost …

Thursday, June 29, 2017