NCPA news

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

You may be familiar with the provision of the Public Records Law that says you get to ask for public records in whatever format you want, so long as they can be provided that …

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SAVE THE DATE NCPA will meet at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh on 2/21-23, 2018. 2017 saw record crowds and a banquet so big we had to go find a bigger space. The Marriott Crabtree is newly …

Friday, July 7, 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

The North Carolina Press Association will continue to fight to ensure access to public notices for all citizens, not just those with a computer and Internet connection. The statistics clearly show …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A state lawmaker’s personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers and delaying delivery for early risers. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, filed a March 28 bill that …

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Wilson Times will open its doors at 126 Nash St. W to the public for the first time this morning.After closing its 2001 Downing St. SW location Friday, the 121-year-old newspaper has returned to …

Monday, June 5, 2017

Please contact your senate delegation to oppose this bill as amended. Key Points: - HB 205 as amended by in the Senate Commerce Committee would for the first time require NC newspaper …

Friday, June 2, 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

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

The Eden News, Madison Messenger and Reidsville Review have merged this week into one publication, titled RockinghamNow. All three papers, owned by BH Media, have been using the RockinghamNow …

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS across the country play an essential role in creating civically engaged and informed communities. Often, these outlets do their work with minimal resources. Sometimes, they do it …

Thursday, June 1, 2017

As part of its ongoing push to build relationships with local publishers, Facebook is testing products that can help people better connect with local news. Those tests, part of the Facebook …

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

There’s a myth that newspaper readers are greying. Data suggest this narrative is fatally flawed.Each year, Nielsen Scarborough conducts extensive interviews with over 204,000 adults across the …

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Enquirer-Journal in Monrore has moved to its new location in the Monroe Plaza Shopping Center on Skyway Drive after ust over 46 years on West Jefferson Street. The new address is 1508 Skyway …

Friday, May 19, 2017