NCPA News
Insider Ownership
At the end of 2023, ownership of the NC Insider transitioned from The McClatchy Company to State Affairs, Inc., a national company specializing in business-to-business news and data products for …
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Put a stop to workplace silos
Jim, who used to work with a local volunteer fire department, told me about the technique they used to keep everyone on the right roads to arrive at fire sites. “It was in the days before …
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We’re combining papers; here’s why it’s a good thing
We have big news for our readers and subscribers as we enter the new year. It’s a big change, but one we believe will prove beneficial and provide opportunities. As of the end of January, Womack …
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Juvenile Court: North Carolina’s Constitutional Open Courts Provision, Chapter 7B of the North Carolina General Statutes, and What Appears to Be Happening in Practice.
The First Amendment provides access to many – if not most – court proceedings and judicial records. This article is not intended to analyze the jurisprudence confirming the rights of …
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Asheville Watchdog names Linda Topp executive director
Linda Topp, who brings a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, has been named  Asheville Watchdog’s  executive director. Topp has volunteered as  The …
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The Paper promotes Angela Copeland to managing editor
Responding to subscription and editorial growth and emerging staff increases, Angela Kuper Copeland has been promoted to managing editor of The Paper, a new position, effective Feb. 1. Copeland …
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The rural journalism business model hasn’t failed, but needs updating
It’s become conventional wisdom that the advertising-based business model of newspapers has failed. But that is not true in many small communities, which could become the nuclei of a national …
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Every salesperson needs a parachute
Anthony is a veteran ad salesperson with a common sense philosophy. “You’ve got to have a parachute,” he told me. “When you’re in the middle of a presentation, and you …
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Golden Quill editorial writing contest: Call for Entries
The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for its annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2024. Entries should reflect the purpose …
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Opinion: Local newspapers are changing, but they’re still around
Erik Wemple’s coverage of the Scranton, Pa., newspaper’s sale reflected a daily newspaper journalist’s take on the newspaper world [“ Could the local news crisis get any …
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Members on the move
Joe Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning Journal editor and reporter, dies at 86
Joe Goodman, one of the last of his kind, died peacefully Sunday morning in the house his grandfather built along the banks of Muddy Creek outside Clemmons. He would have been 87 in a couple of …
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Taylor returns as CPP editor in chief
Frank Taylor  returned to Carolina Public Press this week to oversee its news operations as editor in chief. Taylor, who previously was CPP managing editor from 2015 to 2022, served …
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CityView awarded Report for America grant for health care reporter
FAYETTEVILLE — CityView has been selected as a host newsroom partner for a reporting corp position through Report for America, the organization announced Thursday.   …
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Solomon set to join CityView's reporting team
Lexi Solomon, who’s worked in public safety and government watchdog reporter roles for The Fayetteville Observer, will join CityView’s reporting team this week.  At CityView, …
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Ponder named Wake Weekly, Butner-Creedmoor News editor
Reggie Ponder has been named editor of The Wake Weekly and The Butner-Creedmoor News. Ponder, 60, began his work at the newspapers on Nov. 13. He has worked at community newspapers in …
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Carolina Public Press appoints Andrade as new executive director
Carolina Public Press, a leading and trusted source of news dedicated to in-depth and investigative journalism in North Carolina, is thrilled to announce the appointment of its new executive …
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Longtime local sports reporter Steve Behr passes
Those who participated in sports — be it as a coach, athlete or spectator — probably ran into Steve Behr a time or two over the last 20 years. The longtime local sports …
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Rocky Mount Telegram names new editor
Eugene Tinklepaugh, 42, has been tapped to succeed the late Gene Metrick as editor of the Rocky Mount Telegram by newspaper publisher Kyle Stephens. Stephens noted that Tinklepaugh, …
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Telegram editor Gene Metrick dies at 63
Gene Metrick, a veteran newspaperman and editor of The Rocky Mount Telegram since 2018, died Tuesday after battling cancer. He was 63. Metrick was a beloved member of the Telegram …
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Retired newspaper publisher Ramon Yarborough dies at age 90
Ramon Yarborough, retired publisher of The Fayetteville Observer and Fayetteville Publishing Co., died early Monday. He was 90. Mr. Yarborough died at his Fayetteville home. “It …
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Industry News
Brechner Freedom of Information Project to Lead National Sunshine Week
The  Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Project  at the  University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  will educate Americans about the right to public …
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NLA Board approves membership’s vote to dissolve by June 2024
Contact: Belinda Williams bwilliams@newsleaders.org Release Date: December 11, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Project will lead Sunshine Week; NLA …
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Philip Meyer, data journalism pioneer and educator, dies at 93
Journalist Philip Meyer, who developed ground-breaking computer-assisted reporting methods during his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University,  died from complications of Parkinson’s …
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Boone Newsmedia and Carpenter Newsmedia announce plans to separate the companies; leadership changes announced
Press Release | Boone Newsmedia and Carpenter Newsmedia Boone Newsmedia, Inc [BNI], and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC [CNL], which have jointly owned and managed newspapers for the past two decades, …
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First for a Reason: Attorney-Client Privilege and the Public Records and Open Meetings Laws Post H.B. 259.
Had you sent an email to the NC Press Legal Hotline ( hotline@ncpress.com ) inquiring about the applicability of the attorney-client privilege to public documents under the public records law prior …
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Supreme Court leaves in place a court victory for PETA over North Carolina’s ag-gag law
The  Supreme Court  on Monday rejected North Carolina’s appeal in a dispute with animal rights groups over a law aimed at preventing undercover employees at farms and other workplaces …
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FIRST for a Reason: The Courts Giveth; The Courts Taketh Away
North Carolina’s appellate courts have been relatively active in the open government and libel space in recent months.  The open government outcomes have been favorable, but in an odd move …
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National Newspaper Week Oct 1-7
NNW materials are available now National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1 - 7, and materials are available for download now on the  website . NNW has promotional print ads, social media ads, web ads, …
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Sustaining Rural Journalism
After local police raided the office of the Marion County Record and the home of its owners, creating a national outcry that was entirely justified, the question was asked in newspaper offices around …
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Judge issues gag order, seizes notes of News & Record reporter
GREENSBORO — A judge in North Carolina’s 18th Judicial District Court has issued a protective order against a News & Record reporter that prevents her from using her reporting inside …
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