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2022 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards

2022 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director, phil@ncpress.com  For Immediate Release  Thursday, August 25, …

2021-2022 Individual Contest Winners

(Raleigh, NC) North Carolina Press Association members were honored for excellence in news and advertising coverage during the 149th annual convention held in Raleigh on Thursday, August 25, 2022. …

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The Relevance Project is creating relevant points  with up-to- date industry news.  Click here for relevant points: 

RPD: Returning Favor to North Carolina 

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The Relevance Project

The Relevance Project’s 2022 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 2022 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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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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7 lessons to running a successful journalism membership program They said it wouldn’t work. They had said the same thing when we started Daily Maverick, a fiercely independent, long-form news publisher, in 2009. At least they were consistent. Most people …
How to level up your interview skills by learning to listen better Jen Maxfield is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and anchor and adjunct professor of broadcast journalism at Columbia University in New York. She estimates that in the last two decades, she …
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David Prizer named publisher of Daily Advance, Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly in North Carolina The new publisher and advertising director for The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, North Carolina), Chowan Herald (Edenton) and The Perquimans Weekly (Hertford) expressed excitement last week about …
New managing editor named for The News & Observer and Durham Herald-Sun Career journalist Thad Ogburn, who has helped shepherd The News & Observer’s journalists through reorganizations, consolidations and the shift to digital-first publishing, has been named …
APG announces new publisher A leadership retirement in the Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina division has allowed for changes that will benefit journalism and news coverage for newspapers all over the eastern end of …
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Daily Digest: Small papers are big winners Here at Business North Carolina and our related publications, we embrace enthusiasm as one of our core values. We believe that creativity is the lifeblood for an enterprise like ours and that it …
No coincidence: good local newspapers = good place to live ... There’s a basic human longing for a sense of place, some part of the world that’s home, a place where you are a part of something that feeds your soul. Find it, feel it, and …
IMPORTANT COURT OF APPEALS CASE STRENGTHENS FAIR REPORT PROTECTIONS The N.C. Court of Appeals handed down some very good news for journalists this month. The case arose after the arrest of Wesley Walker for an assault. WTVD’s Ed Crump emailed the Wake County …
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    The Goldsboro News Argus, an award-winning, five-day-a-week newspaper, is seeking a talented writer and skilled reporter to fill a key position in our newsroom. Main coverage areas include …
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    The Lenoir News-Topic is looking for a sports reporter with a penchant for prep sports and a knowledge of sports journalism for a community newspaper that published five times a week. The …
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    The Lenoir News-Topic seeks an assistant editor who still wants to report the news as well. Have your cake and eat it too at a 5-day a week newspaper that strives to be the soul of a rural …
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    Carolina Public Press seeks a full-time staff investigative reporter to join our award-winning nonprofit organization that is dedicated to independent, in-depth and investigative news in the public …