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As a life-long journalist, I know how tough it can be to report the views of people who are bitterly divided. We think we’ve got it right. But the emails and social media messages often scream … more
Are you a reporter having trouble getting records from your local government, school board or the United Way? Are you a private citizen interested to know how you can keep track of the latest zoning … more
The members of NCPA will convene in Raleigh March 20-22 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. (Site of the 2018 convention which held record crowds.) NCPA continues a tradition of offering free … more
Ann Wroe has been writing the obituaries in The Economist for 15 years, and she loves it. She gives advice on choosing who gets an obituary in the paper and her process for getting inside the head of … more
For some journalists, who don't have traditional reporting jobs that allow for writing samples to fill their portfolio's, it's hard to find the best way to present their work. Online portfolios … more
On a visit to my eye doctor for a check-up, I noticed a poster on the wall in the examination room. It featured a series of photographs of the same scene. The first photo depicted the scene through … more
MAKING SENSE OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE NONSENSE Having trouble making sense of the constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot this November? I am, and I’m a lawyer! As … more
You may have heard about Volkswagen’s initial ad campaign. At a time when big gas guzzlers were the norm on the roads, a European carmaker had the seemingly impossible job of convincing North … more
Tim Smith is one of the leading sales trainers in the business. His classes at the Newspaper Institute fill to capacity and he’s a draw at conferences throughout the industry.In this first … more
Most reporters can likely relate to this scenario. Someone speaks up at a public meeting to unleash criticism about an individual or organization. Reporters have little difficulty presenting a … more
Selling and sailing have a lot in common. Consider the jibe. A sailboat cannot sail directly into the wind, but it can sail at angles to the wind. The closest point of sail is approximately … more
February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Deadline for hotel registration is Tuesday January 30 more
Plan on joining colleagues from across the state in Raleigh at the 2018 NCPA Annual Convention. February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Take time now to book your NCPA convention room - … more
Sometimes it’s a good idea to feature a boss in an ad. Sometimes it’s not. Two ads come to mind. One shows a plumbing company’s president seated at the head of a conference table, … more
GOOD DESIGN is often a matter of doing all things--including the small things--well. But what small things? You can find out what they are--and why they matter--next Thursday, Dec. 7, when Ed … more
Testimonials can be convincing elements in advertising campaigns. Will Rogers once said, “Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.” It’s true that happy … more
What sets advertising amateurs apart from professionals? Let’s examine some key skill areas. 1. Amateurs do most of the talking in sales appointments. Professionals do most of the … more
I love golf, but I’m a terrible golfer. I’m the only golfer I know who has lost someone else’s golf ball. On a best-ball round, I mistakenly hit the wrong ball – directly into a lake. … more
In August, NewspaperAcademy.com will offer a $10 discount on all of our webinars for members of your press association. This reduces the rate of each webinar to $39. Your members can receive their … more
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 … more
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