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2018 NCPA Annual Convention , February 21 - 23. Agenda subject to change 2018 Winter Convention AGENDA February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley WEDNESDAY, February 21 NoonNCPA/NCPS Board of Directors …
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State needs law to restore student press freedom

Wilson Times Editorial Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely to learn lessons in …

Roanoke Beacon is again locally owned

Locally operated for more than a decade, the Roanoke Beacon is again locally owned. Maypo Media LLC, consisting of longtime editor and publisher Mary Wayt and her husband, Mark, took over …

Outer Banks Newsmedia, LLC, has completed its purchase of The Coastland Times

Outer Banks Newsmedia, LLC, a new North Carolina affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., (BNI) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has completed its purchase of The Coastland Times from Times Printing Co. and its …

Guilford commissioners delay decision on change to public notices publication

Guilford County commissioners pushed to January a public hearing on whether to take over publishing public notices, responding to the request of local newspaper publishers who wanted more time to …

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Farewell to Corey Lowenstein, an N&O photojournalist with passion and toughness

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

Promotions at News-Topic in Lenoir

The editor of the News-Topic in Lenoir is being promoted to become the newspaper’s new publisher. Guy Lucas, 52, who has been the editor since January 2013, will add publisher to his title Jan. 1 …

Former N&O columnist Caulton Tudor, 70, left a legacy in and out of the sports pages

The byline should have been the first clue.Who knows how many other people have the given name Caulton, but there was only one Caulton Tudor.Tudor covered it all – from the epic 1974 ACC title …

Bill Davis arrives from The Roanoke Times in Virginia to be GateHouse’s new Coastal North Carolina Group advertising director.

WILMINGTON -- A new regional advertising director has been hired for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, which includes the StarNews.Bill Davis, who arrives from The Roanoke Times …

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NCPA Convention Registration is OPEN

February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Deadline for hotel registration is Tuesday January 30

FIRST FOR A REASON

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Some of the most common questions we get when we do workshops and on the Hotline relate to the dangers of publishing information on the internet and social media and …

2018 NCPA Annual Convention

Plan on joining colleagues from across the state in Raleigh at the 2018 NCPA Annual Convention. February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Take time now to book your NCPA convention room - …

Farewell to Corey Lowenstein, an N&O photojournalist with passion and toughness

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

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Take a closer look at an NCPA Member newspaper

Small and mighty. Although the weekly Havelock News is among the state's smaller newspapers in terms of circulation, it packs a big punch. Consistently a top contender in it's division of the NCPA …