2021 Contest/ 2022 Convention

Contest/Convention Dates To Remember


NCPA Contest Call for Entries: March 11, 2022

NCPA Contest Deadline: April 8, 2022

NCPA Contest period will cover work from October 2020 - February 2022

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



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North Carolina Press Association, Newspaper Association Managers and the Relevance Project Announces Partnership With Metro Creative to Produce New Ad Campaign for North American Newspapers. 
A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource 2021 will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies. (http://www.relevanceproject.net/)  The latest series, "All!!! Ages Read Newspapers," is a social-sharable series directed towards showing advertisers that multi-generational readers access newspaper content in print and online. 
 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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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.

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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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The importance of peace journalism and how to go about it When reporting on conflicts and crises, journalists need to be aware of both the negative consequences their reporting can have, as well as the potential their coverage has to promote peace in their …
How to avoid publishing misleading photos One of the many challenges journalists face in the misinformation crisis is in images. As storytellers, we circulate an enormous number of images daily — online, in print and on TV. This gives …
Three innovative ways to create audience revenue According to the last Reuters Digital News Report, fewer than one in 10 pays for online news in the U.K. — the lowest of the markets surveyed.It is difficult to get audiences to pay when there …
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Friends remember Bill Turner, who worked 55 years at The SNAP Newspaper people often say that once a person gets the ink in their blood, it is hard to get it out. That statement has never been more true than with the story of Bill Turner, who died Saturday …
Former Greenville News editorial page editor, Tom Inman, dies Thomas P. Inman, a longtime editorial page editor for The Greenville News who was known for holding government officials accountable, has died. Inman, who served as the editorial …
The Robesonian names David Kennard its new executive editor LUMBERTON — The task of overseeing The Robesonian’s news-gathering operations has been given to a man with almost 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry. David Kennard began …
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAN STILL MAKE HISTORY The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history next week when lawmakers return to Raleigh for the last time in 2021. It has been a while since our legislature has …
History-Making Access to State & Local Government Records now within Reach When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local …
PUBLIC RECORDS PORTALS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you’ve made a recent request under the NC Public Records Law, you may have noticed that some government agencies -- UNC-CH, Wake County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the city …
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  • Multimedia journalist

    The Charlotte Post, an award-winning community newspaper geared to the Black experience, is looking for an emerging journalist who has the ability to tell stories in print, online and social media. …
  • Reporter

    The Daily Dispatch is seeking an ambitious news/general assignment reporter with a passion for community journalism and storytelling. The right, team-oriented candidate has a journalism degree or …
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    The Pilot is seeking enterprising, experienced news journalists who know the power and strength of community news. We publish daily online and in print Wednesdays and Sundays. Successful …

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    The Goldsboro News Argus, an award-winning daily newspaper in eastern North Carolina, is seeking a staff reporter. Journalism degree and one or two years of experience at a daily newspaper …