NCPA News
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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Adobe and news orgs are working on a new tool that could identify a photo's origin--and combat misinformation
What if news consumers could see relevant information about a digital photo — like where and when it was taken, and by whom — without having to click away or sort throughreverse image …
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Cancel culture: Why do people cancel news subscriptions? We asked, they answered.
Public data on cancellations is sparse. It’s not something that news organizations like sharing. It can also be surprisingly annoying to cancel news subscriptions online, often requiring …
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Data stories that drive audiences: Lessons from LMA's Crosstown Data Pilot
Every number tells a story, if you can find the numbers. That’s one of several lessons from two newsrooms that partnered with Crosstown LA to integrate more data-driven storytelling …
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Small-market newspapers: The view from on the ground
AS RECENTLY AS SIX YEARS AGO, Minnesota’s Cook County News-Herald employed seven full-time staff. Now, there are two working in the office, in addition to some remote help for …
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Members on the move
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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Longtime journalist Bill Church will be new executive editor of N&O and Herald-Sun
Bill Church, who started his newspaper career covering high school sports for an Oklahoma weekly and most recently helped oversee 150 newsrooms across the nation, will be the new executive editor of …
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Rana Cash, Observer’s new top editor, pledges accountability, tough questions, solutions
Veteran journalist Rana Cash will return to Charlotte this fall as the new executive editor of The Charlotte Observer, bringing a promise to ask tough questions of leadership and to cover the …
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Spurling new Wilkes Journal-Patriot publisher
The parent company of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot is shuffling regional responsibilities among its North Carolina publishers following acquisitions made earlier this year. Lori Spurling is now the …
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Paper stays in local hands; Smith is new owner and publisher
Columbus County’s newspaper of record turns a new page Aug. 1, 2021, as Justin Smith, editor since 2018, becomes publisher as well. Smith has purchased the 125-year-old company from Les High …
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New staff named for Chowan Herald
Chowan Herald Publisher Sean O’Brien has named a new management team for the newspaper. “We are pleased to welcome an experienced and dedicated team to Edenton to lead the Chowan …
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Observer editor said she joined the paper in awe. By September, she’ll leave that way, too
When a then-23-year-old Sherry Chisenhall was offered a job with the Charlotte Observer in 1986, she was so shocked that she forgot to ask about the pay. She made a second rookie mistake weeks …
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Robyn Tomlin, editor of the N&O and Herald-Sun, promoted to McClatchy vice president
The newsroom at The News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun will soon have a new leader who will focus solely on the Triangle. Robyn Tomlin, the top editor at The N&O and Herald-Sun, is …
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From the Publisher: 25 Years Later, Still a Wonderful Decision
In my office, I have pictures of former Pilot Publishers Katherine Boyd and Sam Ragan prominently displayed on the wall. Whenever I’m trying to make a difficult decision, I imagine that …
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She loved Newton and her work at The Observer News Enterprise
Hickory Daily Record Sylvia Kidd Ray, a Newton resident and retired managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise newspaper, died at her residence on Sunday after a period of ill health. …
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Industry News
TownNews and BlueLena partner to multiply reader revenue for news organization
TownNews and BlueLena have announced a partnership that will empower local media organizations to rapidly activate reader revenue using TownNews’ smart metering and paywall solution, iQ …
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AP launches AI readiness survey for local newsrooms
The project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. AP is distributing AI readiness scorecards to leaders of local newsrooms in the form of short surveys that …
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How publishers can use audio to spark greater audience engagement
Social media and smartphones have made it easier than ever for newsrooms to encourage and use user-generated content. However, much of the material solicited from what NYU professor Jay Rosen has …
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Don't shroud disciplinary records of NC employees
Three Wilmington police officers were fired last year after video footage from one officer’s cruiser revealed they had made a slew of racist and hate-filled remarks. Employee records …
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Small publications, big opportunities for journalism funded by philanthropy
When it comes to funding journalism projects through philanthropy, size doesn’t matter. That’s the message three small, local publishers shared at the Radically Rural …
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The responsibility of the media
Gabby Petito. If her name rings a bell, you’ve probably watched television, read your local newspaper, went online or had a conversation with someone in the past week. Her name reminds us …
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No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023
The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022.  The next increase will be in July 2022.Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly …
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Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law
Hundreds of Pakistani journalists rallied outside parliament Monday to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The protest in the capital of …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
National service program recruits talented, diverse reporters—helps fund salaries Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations …
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Postage rate increase will go into effect Aug. 29, Court says
The Postal Service will raise postage rates on August 29, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition by National Newspaper Association, News Media Alliance …
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