2018 NCPA Annual Convention


Plan on joining colleagues from across the state in Raleigh at the 2018 NCPA Annual Convention.

February 21-23, 2018 
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley 
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Agenda subject to change

2018 Winter Convention
February 21-23, 2018
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

WEDNESDAY, February 21

NoonNCPA/NCPS Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 p.m. Exhibit set-up

6:00 p.m.NC Supreme Court Dinner
(Board of Directors and invited guests)

THURSDAY, February 22

7:30 a.m. Registration/Sponsor set up

8:30 a.m.Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m. Legislative Breakfast
1. The Honorable Governor Roy Cooper
introduced by: John Bussian NCPA lobbyist

2. NC Treasurer Dale Folwell

11:30 a.m. Advertising Awards Luncheon


Track A

1) 2 p.m. Guide to Open Government and Public Records. Q&A on current media law. Amanda Martin/ DOJ.

2)3:10 p.m. Opening Up Journalism: How newsrooms are tapping community knowledge to build relevance and support

Melanie Sill, former News & Observer executive editor now working with Democracy Fund’s journalism efforts in NC, leads a show-and-tell session and discussion of how local newsrooms in North Carolina and nationally are using new tools and time-tested ideas to engage audiences more deeply as participants and investors in quality journalism. Fiona Morgan of Free Press shares learnings from the NC News Voices project, which has convened groups of North Carolinians to learn more about their relationships with local news, and NCPA member work will be highlighted along with national examples. Melanie Sill / Fiona Morgan

Track B
1)2 p.m. Advertising Revenue Best Ideas Pat Taylor, The Pilot

2)3:10 p.m. Tips to Generating Digital Dollars and best revenue practices. Rick Rogers, TownNews


THURSDAY, February 22

4:00 p.m. Cash Bar open

6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Open at 5:00

FRIDAY, February 23

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffett

9:00 – 11:45 - Morning Session

9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
NCPA/NCPS overview Tim Holt NCPA President, Phil Lucey NCPA Executive Director
Election of officers of NCPA/NCPS
Election of presidents of dailies and communities
New Business

9:45 a.m. Speaker Tim Moore Legislative review and preview (invited)

10:45 a.m. NC Education Lottery An inside look at our Education Lottery's mission and operations. Over a Decade of Making a Difference.
Alice Garland Executive Director