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Here’s how some for-profit local news outlets are building subscriptions Nonprofit status has been enormously helpful for local news outlets, both those kicking off as newbies or transitioning from the commercial (and profit-losing) life. Two hundred organizations are …
Not just one foundation, not just one newsroom: How the Colorado Media Project is trying to rebuild a local news ecosystem   Look at the local journalism scene of almost any metropolitan area in the U.S., and you’ll find a similar set of players facing a similar set of challenges. One remaining daily …
Storied African-American newspaper becoming digital only The publisher of the storied African American newspaper Chicago Defender has announced it will no longer publish a print version. In announcing the move to digital-only beginning July 11, Real …
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SCOUT HIRES NEW SALES ASSOCIATE Debbie Dills, started working in the front office of the Cherokee Scout on Nov. 15, 2013, has been named the local newspaper’s newest sales associate.Dills replaces sales manager Donna Cook, …
Observer names veteran journalist as its new managing editor A veteran journalist at The Charlotte Observer, Taylor Batten, has been named its new managing editor. Batten, 50, has spent his 24-year career at the Observer, most recently as editor of its …
Journalists: Apply Now for ICN’s Southeast Environmental Reporting Workshop .... InsideClimate News, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national nonprofit newsroom, will hold a day-and-a-half-long workshop for about a dozen winning applicants Sept. 16-17 in Nashville. The …
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Loesch, Jurkowitz Buy Outer Banks Voice The Outer Banks Voice, the area’s first online-only news outlet and one of Coastal Review Online’s  partner publications, has been sold. Rick Loesch, owner of East …
NCCF announces more than $300,000 in grant awards to support local disaster recovery news and information The North Carolina Community Foundation, in partnership with the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund, announces more than $300,000 in grant awards to support information and public engagement as …
HOW NEWSPAPERS CHANGE COMMUNITIES, AND HOW COMMUNITIES CHANGE WHEN THEY’RE GONE Chapel Hill is a vibrant community of 60,000 residents. It has a highly regarded public school system and is home to the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina. It draws performers, …
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  • Reporter

    The Duplin Times has an immediate opening for a full-time writer/reporter to cover local news, with general writing assignments and photography. The ideal candidate will have previous newspaper …
  • Staff Writer

    The Cherokee Scout, an award-winning weekly newspaper owned by Community Newspapers Inc., is seeking a staff writer to focus mainly on sports, but who will also be capable of doing a news story as …
  • Business and Real Estate Reporter

    The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The (Durham) Herald-Sun in North Carolina are looking for a smart, energetic reporter who has an abiding interest in business and real estate news. The …
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