2021 Contest/ 2022 Convention

Contest/Convention Dates To Remember


NCPA Contest Winners Announced: June 3, 2022

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
Tools You Can Use

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

RPD: The Aha To Fun Local News

RPD: The Universal Newspaper Challenge 

RPD: We 'Fight For You'







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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How the Alliance for Audited Media is supporting publishers in times of change From the impact of coronavirus to monetizing and growing digital to the challenges of digital ad fraud, news media publishers are constantly innovating to stay ahead of ever-changing …
Salary, culture and remote work most effective methods at keeping local media workers happy: employee retention survey As in other industries, local media companies are making key adjustments to retain employees, but are not typically going so far as to add certain benefits, often associated with tech companies, like …
NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame The NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes diverse individuals with ties to the state who have had a significant impact on the professions and the communities they serve. The honor is …
Our members
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,” …
Former AP reporter, editor Michael Rouse dies at 82 J. Michael “Mike” Rouse, a former Associated Press reporter in North Carolina who helped usher the news cooperative into the early computer age though vote tabulation and story …
Newsome to step down at Carolina Public Press After more than a decade of work to found and further the mission and values of Carolina Public Press, Angie Newsome has announced that she will step down from her role as executive …
NC news
News media coalition wins appeal over records of death of Black man in NC jail The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Forsyth County district attorney had no authority to have sealed the records of how a Black man died in the Forsyth County jail. Reporters from The …
Enhance Local Government Transparency Act (N.C. Senate Bill 473) - important changes to conflict-of-interest laws for public officials. In January of this year, the Enhance Local Government Transparency Act (N.C. Senate Bill 473) made some important changes to our conflict-of-interest laws for public officials. Most notably, the bill …
JEA honors runners-up from North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Oregon Adviser Neal Morgan credits student Caroline Chen of East Chapel Hill High School for fundamentally changing what he thought was possible for a high school journalist. “I am a passionate …
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NCPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet Hilton Raleigh North Hills 

Job vacancies
  • reporter

    The Local Reporter (https://thelocalreporter.press/ ) is a hyperlocal not-for-profit news site that serves the Chapel Hill, NC area. We are seeking an experienced reporter who resides in the …
  • Community and Watchdog Reporter

    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national …
  • Account Executive

    Well established publishing company is seeking to fill the position of Account Executive. Primary responsibilities include meeting with local business owners, discovering their marketing needs and …
  • Editor

    Seeking an editor for a weekly newspaper with a strong history of quality journalism. The candidate we seek will be a writer as well as an editor and will supervise a staff of two additional writers. …
  • Staff writer

    Looking for someone with a passion about telling community stories. Candidate should have an interest in writing a wide variety of stories -- from news to features to sports. Experience a real plus, …