NCPA News
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, …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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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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The Storied History of the Black Press: ‘The Pillars of Black America’s Struggle for Justice’
Since the founding of the Black Press 192 years ago, African American–owned newspapers have served their communities in ways that no other publications have. Historically, …
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Here's Why NY Times' (NYT) Marching Ahead of the Industry
The U.S. newspaper publishing industry has been grappling with declining print readership and advertising revenues for quite some time now. Nevertheless, the industry participants are evolving from …
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JOURNALISM SCHOOLS TELL STUDENTS TO BRANCH OUT, HUSTLE
As the journalism industry changes, what are professors telling students about their job prospects? To look for work outside the news business, find researchers. Researchers say they conducted the …
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Members on the move
A step toward diversity at national sports media awards
Getting awards is always fun. Receiving an award that 1) feels kind of ground-breaking and 2) gets to be shared with one of your best friends, is particularly awesome. That’s what happened …
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Frank Barrows, longtime Observer writer and editor, dies at 72
Frank Barrows, a beloved former top editor of the Charlotte Observer whose journalism career took him from sports writing to leading the Carolinas’ largest newsroom, died Wednesday at his home …
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Doss-Raines promoted to managing editor
Jill Doss-Raines has been named managing editor of The Dispatch, responsible for the daily operation of the newsroom.The move comes as The Dispatch’s executive editor, Scott Jenkins, becomes …
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Colvard named editor of Tribune, Ripple
ELKIN — Bill Colvard has been named editor of The Elkin Tribune, The Yadkin Ripple, and On The Vine Magazine.The Elkin native and former local business owner assumes the post after serving five …
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Dispatch editor to take regional role
The Dispatch’s executive editor, Scott Jenkins, will become the new regional executive editor for Lexington and Burlington effective June 17. Jenkins will succeed Burlington’s …
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Adams Publishing Group to acquire Bliss Communications
Adams Publishing Group, LLC, announced this week that it intends to acquire Wisconsin-based Bliss Communications, including two daily newspapers — The Gazette in Janesville and The Eagle …
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Jim Atkins left legacy not only at Gazette, but throughout Gastonia
Long before James “Jim” Atkins ascended to the top leadership role within Gaston County’s hometown newspaper, he was learning what made the publication tick from the ground up and …
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Chris Roush, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina, to lead Quinnipiac University School of Communications
Longtime business journalism leader Chris Roush will be the next dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University. The school announced Roush's hiring late last week and he will …
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Executive Editor Jackson leaving Times-News for Indiana
Times-News Executive Editor Rich Jackson is leaving North Carolina to take a new position in Indiana. Jackson will become executive editor for the Bloomington Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind. He …
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Benz named group publisher
ASHEBORO — Todd Benz has been named Group Publisher for the The Times-News in Burlington, The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro and The Dispatch in Lexington, Lucy Talley, Regional VP of GateHouse …
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Industry News
Supreme Court rules against newspaper over information request, giving confidentiality win to businesses
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 against a newspaper seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on stores' financial data, finding that sharing the business data could harm …
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“First-generation fact-checking” is no longer good enough. Here’s what comes next
“Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act.'”“The idea that fact checking can work by correcting the public’s inaccurate beliefs …
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MOST REPORTERS ON THE 2020 CAMPAIGN BEAT ARE MEN. DOES THAT INFLUENCE COVERAGE?
Despite the increasing prominence of women in American politics, female journalists who are covering the presidential race continue to be in the vast minority, according to a report by …
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New Network for Emergency Workers Raises Concerns among Media
The police chief of the state of Alaska’s largest city hurried out of his department’s glass building during a major earthquake not too long ago. Telephone communications failed to …
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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on growing newspaper company by billions during Trump’s ‘fake news’ era
Keeping a newspaper afloat in the digital economy is difficult. Leading a newspaper to quadruple its market value in the digital economy is almost unthinkable. However, this is exactly what The …
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Twitter is removing precise-location tagging on tweets — a small win for privacy but a small loss for journalists and researchers
When Twitter wants to announce a change in how it does things, how should they announce it? With a tweet, naturally: Twitter is removing the ability of its users to precisely geotag their …
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Film and TV Critics Announce Coalition to Increase Diversity in Entertainment Journalism
A coalition of film and television critics associations are teaming up help foster greater diversity in entertainment journalism. The new Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM) is comprised …
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Journalism and Libraries: “Both Exist to Support Strong, Well-informed Communities”
In Weare, New Hampshire, a small town about 45 minutes from the state’s southern border with Massachusetts, the local newspaper is largely a one-man show. Michael Sullivan is de facto publisher …
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New NPR news VP looks to bolster investigative journalism, embrace working with stations
NPR News chief Nancy Barnes said Friday that she will build on the collaborative news projects under development among NPR and its member stations. “I want to state emphatically that I fully …
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The Washington Times wins 21 awards in two contests for journalism excellence
The Washington Times has won a combined 21 awards in two major journalism competitions.The Times took home 16 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2019 Dateline Awards for …
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