NCPA News
N.C. newspaper receives support from America's Newspapers in lawsuit filed against local sheriff
America's Newspapers has awarded a $5,000 grant to The News Reporter in Whiteville, North Carolina, from its Open Government Litigation Fund to assist the newspaper in a lawsuit filed against the …
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How the Denton Record-Chronicle reduced print days and grew their digital subscriber base with BLOX Live e-Editions
"In the fall of 2019, we made the business decision to go digital in a big way," said Bill Patterson, Publisher for the Denton Record-Chronicle. "Selling print orders was really difficult for us …
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NCPA Contest deadline extended until 12/2/20
  Covid, ballot counting, more Covid, more ballots...you're busy and we appreciate that.   Let's take a little bit of stress off your desk - or kitchen table...wherever you …
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JAWS offers Alice Stipends to support local news journalists
In response to the pandemic and its impact on local news coverage (more than 1 in 5 local newspapers have closed), the Legacy Fund of the Journalism and Women Symposium will provide stipends for …
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Report issued by ranking member of Senate committee calls local journalism 'irreplaceable'
Local journalism is "essential for healthy communities, competitive marketplaces, and a thriving democracy," states a 67-page report issued by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the ranking member of the …
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NCPA, media organizations and Reporters Committee urges local police department in North Carolina to drop charges against journalist
In co-signing a letter drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to the Graham Police Department concerning the arrest of Alamance News reporter Tomas Murawski, The NCPA and a …
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Now's Not The Time For Newspapers To Be Shy
You can’t overuse the Relevant wish, “Have a good week.” Not now. We’ll need it as Election “week” (or, gulp, weeks) allegedly starts tomorrow. The …
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Carolina Public Press welcomes news editor
Journalist, producer, editor and educator Laura Lee has joined Carolina Public Press as its news editor.  Lee, originally from North Carolina, held roles at National Public Radio, …
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The Pilot Purchases Raleigh’s Walter Magazine
The Pilot, which owns Pinestraw and four other magazines across the state, added one more to its fold Friday, agreeing to buy Walter, Raleigh’s arts and culture magazine, from …
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NEW TO THE RELEVANCE PROJECT REVENUE RESOURCE:  AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER TO ENRICH YOUR AD PITCHES!  
Check out a new exclusive benefit to members of the Newspaper Association Managers thanks to a Relevance Project partnership with Metro Creative Graphics and Pulse …
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Members on the move
UNC Announces New Program Honoring Frank A. Daniels Jr.
Today, the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media announced a new executive-in-residence program established to honor Frank A. Daniels Jr., the legendary president …
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Bob Allen, beloved newspaperman, former Wake Weekly owner, dies at 91
Bob Allen, longtime owner and publisher of The Wake Weekly, died Thursday around 2 p.m. at his home surrounded by family members, his family announced. He was 91. Bob was born in Davenport, …
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PMG purchases Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Paxton Media Group purchased the Wilkes Journal-Patriot newspaper in North Wilkesboro from Carter-Hubbard Publishing Co., effective Monday. Dale Morefield, publisher of The Enquirer-Journal in …
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Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic
When historic events happen, we rely on the media to capture and document these moments in time. Black media outlets are often tasked with providing a voice for the underserved during these …
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Advance prepping for switch to mail delivery
With The Daily Advance set to switch to delivery by U.S. mail on Sept. 1, subscribers with post office boxes are being asked to contact the newspaper as soon as possible to ensure continued …
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Federation Celebrates Annual Pelican Awards
Vankevich and Leinbach, who worked to provide vital information to island residents following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in early September 2019, were helpful sources for Coastal Review Online, the Washington Post and other news media in reporting to the world the situation on the island.
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Dennis Rogers, longtime N&O columnist and chronicler of life in NC, dies at 77
Dennis Rogers, who spoke the language of Eastern North Carolina to the hearts of its people as a writer for The News & Observer for more than three decades, died early Saturday after a lengthy …
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Editor Leaves Legacy of Compassion
Space that is ordinarily reserved for the weekly round-up column seems to be better used to pay tribute to Peter Williams, former longtime editor of the Perquimans Weekly. He was also an editor of …
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Spiers to lead MNJ
SPRUCE PINE — The Mitchell News-Journal has a new publisher and editor. Former News-Journal reporter Cory Spiers, 27, has taken the position, Community Newspapers Regional Publisher Rachel …
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Observer Publisher Mahone moves on; Chisenhall named company president
Rodney Mahone, who as publisher of the Observer also oversaw some of the company’s South Carolina papers, was named president of the company’s Georgia markets. He also will expand his …
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Industry News
House of Representatives Passes Fallen Journalists Memorial Act
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation authorizing the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a national memorial that honors the many reporters, editors, …
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Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Nominations are welcome from anyone, …
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Relevance Project Releases ‘Revenue Resource 2020’
For More Information Contact:Tom Silvestri,Executive Director, The Relevance Project804-690-3361 The Newspaper Association Managers’ Relevance Project today released the extensive Revenue …
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SCS Introduces Community Publishing System, an effortless content workflow solution 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Martha J. Cichelli, co-owner Software Consulting Services, LLC 630 Municipal Drive, Suite 420 Nazareth, PA 18064 Phone: …
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Apply for immediate election project funds or coverage support
The American Press Institute is offering micro-grants and free expert support to news organizations seeking to strengthen their coverage of Election 2020 in service of the American electorate. …
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Newsrooms Play A Relevant Role In Preventing Voter Suppression
Worries mount about a possible damaged election. Are they fact or fiction? Newsrooms, if they’re Relevant, should be answering that question in their towns, cities, counties, state and, …
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National Newspaper Week October 4-10 2020
This 80th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. The content kit …
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Safe Harbor Bill Sponsors Needed — Ask Congress to Support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
Despite record demand for quality news content, many newspapers remain strained financially. Facebook and Google control monetization of the digital news audience and take the majority of digital …
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SPJ Committee Calls for Research On Press Blockages
The Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists invites research on controls over employees and journalists through media relations …
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Report for America opens newsroom applications, expands opportunity to hire more journalists
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning …
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