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The Relevance Project

The Relevance Project’s priority is to help newspapers become THE Community Forum to boost Relevance, expand audiences, and improve effectiveness. Now, a special section is devoted to sharing tactics, advice and examples on how to orchestrate civil, civic conversations about issue of importance to communities, the newspaper industry and advocates for an enlightened Democracy. Stay tuned for Relevance Project updates on this transformative initiative. Click here to learn more.

A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies.

 Click here to download The Revenue Resource!
Support Local Journalism

The Relevance Project seeks to promote the importance of local journalism and its vital role in democracy. These resources are aimed at helping newspaper media recapture and bolster the message that it is the primary source of local news and information.  The newest series includes one-page-instant training sessions you can download from the Advice for the Newsroom section.  As a reminder, association and newspaper staffs can use everything on The Relevance Project website without charge. Credit Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) for the initiative.


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Hyperlocal Advertising And Marketing Services

Your Strategic Partner For Delivering Local Engagement On A National Scale

The Strategic Marketing Partners of the North Carolina Press Services (NCPS) - offers services that can help you get media hits, and hyperlocal print and digital advertising placement services to reach your target audiences. In fact, over the last several decades we have helped hundreds of agencies, associations and companies in North Carolina with these services providing quick results - at no extra cost to their advertising budgets. Through our newspaper members, NCPS has deep relationships with every community in North Carolina – giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge about what works. This experience and the attending trust are invaluable to advertisers who want results. Working with the NCPS is working with the trusted pillars of your customer’s communities. If you want to save time, resources, and money we can meet by phone or Zoom to discuss your multimedia plans and goals. Let’s partner together.

Strategic partners for all print and digital media buys in NC with access to every Community Forum in North America.

NC Newspapers Deliver

Newspaper Market Insight from a study conducted by Coda Ventures, found that 6.6 million North Carolina adults rely on print or digital newspapers for news and information. More than half of North Carolina adults use newspaper advertising to make important buying decisions. Curious about how you can reach your target market? Check out these Market Insight sheets.  

From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, North Carolina’s landscape is as diverse as its economy. Throughout the state, businesses both large and small are pioneering new frontiers in technology, pharma, aerospace, automotive, textiles and more. Plus, it’s home to an active audience of consumers who rely on North Carolina’s print and digital newspapers for the community news, information and advertising that impact their lives. Coda Ventures recently conducted a market study, proving the power of local newspapers in North Carolina.

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KHN’s Southern bureau is expanding One sometimes-overlooked resource for journalists is Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent newsroom with Pulitzer finalist credentials that’s not associated with Kaiser Permanente. KHN …
USPS EXTENDS SACK KILLING DEADLINE - REQUIRES WEEKLY NEEDS REPORT The Postal Service has extended the sack use moratorium for Periodicals mailers through Feb. 21. Numerous NNA members have reported difficulties obtaining flats trays to replace sacks in their …
"A counter to the constant 'firehouse' of the social stream": Newsletters find their place in publisher strategies Adweek’s Mark Stenberg told us 2022 is the year of ‘newsletter ‘normalisation’, the year when every major publisher came to understand that email must be a component of their …
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Lee Enterprises, The News Herald's parent company, hires new NC Media Group president Lee Enterprises, the parent company of the Morganton News Herald, announced that Eric Mayberry has been named president of its North Carolina Media Group and vice president of sales for its …
Enterprise sees leadership changes The High Point Enterprise has a new publisher, and the person who had been publisher has taken on elevated responsibilities. Rick Thomason became The Enterprise's publisher on Monday. He succeeds …
Joseph Michael “Joey” Cowart, Sr. LAKE SEMINOLE, GA – Joseph Michael “Joey” Cowart, Sr., 66, of Lake Seminole, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, …
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American Journalism Project announces $3.25 million in grants to three local, nonprofit news organizations Washington, D.C. – January 24, 2023 – The American Journalism Project announced its first three new grants of 2023 to nonprofit news organizations that aim to reach new audiences and …
N.C. newspaper continues coverage in the dark after substation attack Journalists at the Pilot were finalizing coverage Saturday night of a drag show targeted by protesters, when they spotted social media chatter about a power outage. John Nagy, the editor of the …
Paxton Media Group Acquiring Six North Carolina Titles Burlington, NC – November 21, 2022 Paxton Media Group is acquiring six newspapers in North Carolina from Gannett Co., Inc. The titles include Lexington Dispatch, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, …
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Job vacancies

    What’s located right between hipster Asheville, North Carolina, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park? A great editor job with The Mountaineer, an award-winning 138-year-old …
  • Staff Writer

    The Graham Star, the hometown newspaper of Graham County, N.C., for 67 years, is currently seeking a full-time staff writer. Previous experience preferred, but not required. Salary based on …
  • Advertising Account Executive

    Seeking an outgoing, money motivated sales professional to sell both digital and print advertising campaigns and programs to businesses large and small in the greater New Bern marketing region. We …
  • Press manager

    The Index-Journal Company, a family-owned daily newspaper for over 100 years in Greenwood, SC is seeking an experienced Pressroom Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position with day and …
  • Government Accountability Reporter

    CityView Media, a daily digital news provider in Fayetteville seeks a full-time News Reporter who will cover local government and other major institutions, including the local public utility. Regular …