2024 Contest and Convention

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Contest Call for Entries: Now Open! 

Contest Deadline: April 29, 2024 


2024 Convention: 

September 18-20, 2024 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 

421 South Salisbury St. 

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Barbara Wetsig-Lynam appointed Executive Director of Western NC Journalism Foundation Supporting Local Journalism in Western North Carolina MORGANTON, NC (May 6, 2024) – Barbara Wetsig-Lynam, a leader in designing and executing philanthropic partnerships globally, has been named Executive Director of the newly formed Western North …
Sometimes it’s good to create a stir My wife and I have family friends who told us about their boating experiences in northern Virginia. They had a pontoon boat which was docked at a local lake. During the cold months, they used a …
A commitment to updating websites with breaking news  can lead to more traffic and help communities When I recently heard about a major news event in an area where I have friends, I instinctively called up the website of the local newspaper. What I found was unfortunately all too common – …
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The Paper promotes Angela Copeland to editor, Sandra Queen to A&E editor and expands staff MORGANTON, NC May 6, 2024 – Sixty-six weeks into the venture, The Paper, Burke County’s (N.C.) only all-local, local-owned, home-delivered print and digital newspaper, transitioned from a …
After 50 years, it's time to say goodbye This day has been coming for some time, but I kept putting it off. I’d wake up and convince myself I still have the drive of that first summer I showed up at 6 a.m. at the …
Longtime N&O photographer Chuck Liddy was as unforgettable as the images he made On assignments, News & Observer photographer Chuck Liddy would refer to a writer colleague as “my reporter,” causing the scribbler’s eye to twitch. The way Liddy saw the …
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Carter Publishing sells the Kernersville (NC) News to Paxton Media Group Kernersville, NC – Meredith Owensby Harrell has sold Carter Publishing Co., Inc. d/b/a Kernersville News to Paxton Media Group according to John Cribb, Cribb, Cope & Potts who represented …
General Assembly earns ‘Black Hole Award’ for lack of transparency The North Carolina General Assembly earned the infamous ‘Black Hole Award’ from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in March, which is an annual award bestowed upon one …
Laney Crawley will serve as the 2024-25 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel Laney Crawley's signature color is pink. She enters The Daily Tar Heel newsroom every day in a rosy ensemble, right down to the backpack, ready to get to work as the newspaper's opinion …
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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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