NCPA News
APG announces new publisher
A leadership retirement in the Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina division has allowed for changes that will benefit journalism and news coverage for newspapers all over the eastern end of …
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How the Arizona Daily Star created a solutions beat to build reader engagement and better serve its community
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Flip the narrative and add solutions-oriented reporting to your coverage, rather than solely focusing on problems in your community. The solutions …
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Putting focus on issues voters care most about helps media earn trust of readers and strengthens democracy
With partisanship rising and trust in media organizations falling, there is a movement among some journalists to turn election coverage away from politicians and toward voters by focusing on the …
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Is the future of fact-checking automated?
Ten years ago, the concept of real-time fact-checking may have been a pipe dream. The process takes time and effort, from identifying claims from hours of broadcasts, cross-referencing them with …
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2022 Convention Agenda
North Carolina Press Association 149th Annual Convention  August 24 - 26, 2022  Hilton Raleigh North Hills 3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 Wednesday August …
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Memories of Frank Daniels Jr
My long-time client, mentor and friend Frank Daniels Jr. died on June 30. He was 90 years old. For 20 of the 26 years he served as publisher of The News & Observer, I was privileged to defend the …
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Webb is now publisher/editor
A regular name in the bylines for 8 years now, Jessica Webb will now take the top leadership role at Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City. Effective July 4, Webb is now publisher/editor, having …
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Two journalists promoted to new roles on N&O sports and politics teams
Sports and politics are among the coverage areas that have long distinguished The News & Observer. Now the newspaper has promoted two members of its staff to key roles overseeing those topics. …
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Local news editor named for Eastern North Carolina newspapers
The New Bern Sun Journal, The Kinston Free Press and The Daily News in Jacksonville have a new editor.  Trevor Dunnell, who has been working as a government watchdog reporter for the Sun …
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Frank Jr: A Man of Great Humor, Vision and Counsel
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this column about my 90-year-old uncle, Frank Arthur Daniels Jr. My mentor, role model, friend and business partner, Frank Jr. died at his home in Raleigh …
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Members on the move
Frank Daniels Jr., iconic newspaper publisher and owner, dies at 90
Frank Arthur Daniels, Jr., a leading Raleigh citizen and one of the nation’s signature newspaper publishers who built The News & Observer of Raleigh into a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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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 …
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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 …
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NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame induction - John Drescher
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 …
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NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame induction - Ernie Pitt
    Ernie Pitt is a native of Greensboro, NC where he graduated Dudley High School. His  undergraduate studies began at North Carolina Agriculture and Technology University as an …
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Sharpe is presented Order of Long Leaf Pine
Lee Sharpe, longtime owner and publisher of The Taylorsville Times, received two honors at the Monday, April 4, 2022, meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners. Sharpe was first …
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Katie Peralta Soloff named Axios Charlotte editor, plus 4 more staff updates
We’re happy to announce a bunch of good news about our Axios Charlotte staff. Let’s get right to it. 1. Katie Peralta Soloff is the new editor of Axios Charlotte. Why it …
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Industry News
First Amendment confrontation may loom in post-Roe fight
The Supreme Court declared clearly last week that there is no federal right to abortion. But how the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization affects the right to talk about …
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What is the future of automated fact-checking? Fact-checkers discuss
With the flood of misinformation saturating social media, there are too many claims and not enough human fact-checkers to do the tedious work required. Can automation help with …
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The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook
As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflecton how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.It’s an even better time to think about what would …
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'They keep threatening to arrest us.' The obstacles facing local news in Uvalde
The San Antonio Express-News on Thursday published a timeline detailing the series of mistakes and deviations from original reports that officials made following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary …
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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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In the age of social media blasts, what's the point of letters to the editor?
Last fall, Daniel Delgado was bothered by something in a comic published in Jewish Currents, a magazine with a loyal following on the Jewish left. “When Settler Becomes …
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Remember, journalists, to take care of yourselves
My wife, who is a therapist, and I have spoken to so many journalists in the last month who are hurting, usually quietly and often privately, as they cover mass shootings, one after another. When the …
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Texas newspapers demand 'reasonable gun control' after school massacre
Texas’ largest newspapers demanded more than thoughts and prayers on Tuesday, just hours after a gunman massacred 21 people at an elementary school, including 19 children. The Houston …
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Pew Research Center: Local newspapers fact sheet
The transition to digital news consumption has hit the newspaper industry hard in recent years. Some national publications have managed to weather the storm in part by …
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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 …
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