The NC media as an essential service

As many states have done we have filed a letter with our Governor to ensure existing press freedoms are not impeded should any mandates require citizens to stay indoors or workforces reduced as they now have done in NY.     
Attached please find a joint letter from the NCAB and the North Carolina Press Association requesting that Governor Cooper declare that news media entities across the State be exempted from any future “shelter-in-place” mandates and/or further business closure restrictions (should the Governor issue same) in light of the news media’s extraordinarily important, essential public service role at a crucial time like this.
If you have questions on newspaper operations over the next several weeks please contact the NCPA office .