NCPA 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 …
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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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5 things we learned in the first year of the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative
It’s been one year since Local Media Association launched the Covering Climate Collaborative on Earth Day 2021. With the effects of climate change touching people’s lives ever more …
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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 …
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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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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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Members on the move
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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Johnston takes over as publisher of the Daily Journal
Tricia Johnston has been at the helm of The Richmond County Daily Journal for the early portion of 2022 after hitting the ground running late last year. She comes to Richmond County from her last …
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Former Charlotte Observer sportswriter Leonard Laye, a hoops connoisseur, dies at 78
Leonard Laye, a longtime Charlotte sportswriter known for his likability and versatility, died in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday. He was 78. Laye worked for The Charlotte News and then The …
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North Carolina newspaper leader Pam Sander says goodbye to Gannett - Wilmington Star-News
I have left the newspaper business four times previously — since I first felt the calling in seventh grade.  The first time was when I entered Clemson University as a computer …
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Paris Goodnight to be interim editor at Salisbury Post
Paris Goodnight will be Salisbury Post’s interim editor as outgoing editor Josh Bergeron moves onto another opportunity in news. Goodnight will take the reins of the newsroom in mid-March …
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Ernie Pitt, former publisher of the Winston-Salem Chronicle, to be inducted into the N.C. Media & Journalism Hall of Fame
Ernie Pitt, the founder and a former publisher of the award-winning Winston-Salem Chronicle, will be inducted April 8 into the N.C. Media & Journalism Hall of Fame. Pitt will join five other …
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Bulletin announces new manager
Jeff Allison named Operations Manager of Tryon Newsmedia TRYON—Long time production manager Jeff Allison was recently named operations manager of Tryon Newsmedia LLC, which publishes the …
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Veteran journalist joins Gaston Gazette newsroom
A veteran journalist has joined the reporting staff of The Gaston Gazette. Kara Fohner will be covering all aspects of county government, in addition to other news and feature-writing …
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Former News Argus editor Duke Conover dies
  Patrick G. "Duke" Conover, News Argus editor from 2018 to 2021, died early in the morning on Jan. 27. Conover, originally from California, worked 30 years in the newspaper business, most …
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Industry News
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 …
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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 …
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How Bloomberg Media beat the pandemic blues with explosive growth
Most print-based media — newspapers and magazines — have been struggling for at least a decade to pick up the pace of digital transformation. Just as momentum was building, two years of …
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A Blue Ridge weekend for better journalism
Carolina newsfolk are invited to attend the Region 2 conference of the Society of Professional Journalists on April 8 and 9 at Roanoke, Va. J-students and professionals from four states and the …
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Congress passes long-awaited postal reform legislation
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, HR 3076, cleared the U.S. Senate today, sending legislation to President Biden that would give the U.S. Postal Service relief from a 16-year-old requirement to …
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AP announces sweeping climate journalism initiative
The Associated Press announced today it will significantly expand its climate coverage, creating a standalone desk that will enhance the global understanding of climate change and its impact across …
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Propaganda, fake videos of Ukraine invasion bombard users
The messages, videos and photos flying across Twitter, Facebook and Telegram far outnumber the airstrikes raining down on Ukraine. They claim to show Russian fighter jets being shot down or …
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Local journalism key to successful community
In a column published in the Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware, Allison Taylor Levine, president and founder of the Local Journalism Initiative, and vice president for marketing and communications at …
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Being receptive to opposing views- why it matters (plus 3 tips to help journalists build rapport with distrustful sources)
A new paper examines decades of research on receptiveness to opposing views, offering insights into how to evaluate other people’s opinions and why some discussions — even when the goal …
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PARADE MEDIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF NEWSPAPER RELATIONS EXECUTIVE AND SUCCESSOR APPOINTMENT
New York, NY – January 12, 2022 Parade Media Senior Vice President of Newspaper Relations Kevin Craig announced today the retirement of the company’s Vice President of Newspaper …
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