2022 Convention

Convention Dates To Remember


Registration is now open! Register here. 

NCPA Convention registration deadline: August 5, 2022

NCPA Convention hotel reservation deadline: August 5, 2022

NCPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet: August 25-26, 2022 at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills 

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

RPD: Innovation And The Urgent Transition

RPD: A Listening, Learning Opportunity

RPD: A Relevance Lesson In Minnesota

RPD: Localizing A Tragic Story

RPD: Removing Harmful Content

RPD: 'My Local Newspaper...' Series







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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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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Confirmation bias in journalism: What it is and strategies to avoid it In journalism, confirmation bias can influence a reporter’s assessment of whether a story is worth pitching and an editor’s decision to greenlight a story pitch. If the pitch is accepted, …
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Mount Olive Tribune announces closure The Mount Olive Tribune office is closed this week due to the assistant editor taking a much needed vacation. We will resume operations June 27 at 9 am. Our final day of business is June 29. That …
Dylan Phillips is the new editor of The Brunswick Beacon As I’m sure you are all aware, the Beacon has undergone some major changes in recent months. One of those changes was the departure of long-time editor Laura Lewis. As of May 31, I took over …
Thompson joins Bladen Journal staff Chuck Thompson, a season journalist who comes to Bladen County from Sanford, began on Monday and is in the process of learning the area. “It’s great to be here in Bladen County,” …
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NC Press Association and NC Press Services Annual meeting notice NOTICEPursuant to Article II, Section 2, the North Carolina Press Services will hold an Annual Meeting on August 25, 2022  at  3:30 pm to elect the Board of Directors and Officers for …
From the editor: Opinion content changes designed to encourage constructive conversation Starting today, the StarNews is changing how it approaches opinion and editorial content. We will no longer publish a daily Viewpoints page with syndicated content. Instead, we’ll publish a …
The Pilot’s extraordinary coverage of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Fore please! As the elite players of women’s golf descend on Southern Pines there is great work being done by The Pilot to cover the action. Publisher David Woronoff highlights the work that …
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NCPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet Hilton Raleigh North Hills 

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    Carolina Public Press, an award-winning nonprofit news organization devoted to investigative, in-depth and independent journalism for all of North Carolina, seeks an editor to lead newsroom …
  • Press Operator

    2nd Shift Press Operator. Looking for someone to join our press team. We print around 20 different titles per week Monday thru Friday. Looking for someone with at least 2 years of experience. Can put …
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    If you are a talented journalist who’s adept at tackling new challenges, we want to hear from you. The Local Reporter, Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s only relentlessly nonprofit news source — …
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    The La Voz de Chatham project of the Chatham News + Record provides English- and Spanish-language content for our print and digital audiences in Chatham County, North Carolina. We're seeking a lead …
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    Are you a wordsmith with a nose for news, an eye for video and a mind for social media? If you're a multimedia journalist who’s adept at tackling new challenges, we want to hear from you. …