2021 Contest/ 2022 Convention

Contest/Convention Dates To Remember


NCPA Contest Call for Entries: March 11, 2022

NCPA Contest Deadline: April 8, 2022

NCPA Contest period will cover work from October 2020- February 2022

NCPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet: August 25-26, 2022 at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills 



Community Forum
The Relevance Project

North Carolina Press Association, Newspaper Association Managers and the Relevance Project Announces Partnership With Metro Creative to Produce New Ad Campaign for North American Newspapers. 
A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource 2021 will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies. (http://www.relevanceproject.net/)  The latest series, "All!!! Ages Read Newspapers," is a social-sharable series directed towards showing advertisers that multi-generational readers access newspaper content in print and online. 
 Click here to download The Revenue Resource!
Support Local Journalism

The Relevance Project seeks to promote the importance of local journalism and its vital role in democracy. These resources are aimed at helping newspaper media recapture and bolster the message that it is the primary source of local news and information.  The newest series includes one-page-instant training sessions you can download from the Advice for the Newsroom section.  As a reminder, association and newspaper staffs can use everything on The Relevance Project website without charge. Credit Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) for the initiative.


Hyperlocal Advertising And Marketing Services

Your Strategic Partner For Delivering Local Engagement On A National Scale

The Strategic Marketing Partners of the North Carolina Press Services (NCPS) - offers services that can help you get media hits, and hyperlocal print and digital advertising placement services to reach your target audiences. In fact, over the last several decades we have helped hundreds of agencies, associations and companies in North Carolina with these services providing quick results - at no extra cost to their advertising budgets. Through our newspaper members, NCPS has deep relationships with every community in North Carolina – giving us local, on-the-ground knowledge about what works. This experience and the attending trust are invaluable to advertisers who want results. Working with the NCPS is working with the trusted pillars of your customer’s communities. If you want to save time, resources, and money we can meet by phone or Zoom to discuss your multimedia plans and goals. Let’s partner together.

Strategic partners for all print and digital media buys in NC with access to every Community Forum in North America.

NC Newspapers Deliver

Newspaper Market Insight from a study conducted by Coda Ventures, found that 6.6 million North Carolina adults rely on print or digital newspapers for news and information. More than half of North Carolina adults use newspaper advertising to make important buying decisions. Curious about how you can reach your target market? Check out these Market Insight sheets.  

From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, North Carolina’s landscape is as diverse as its economy. Throughout the state, businesses both large and small are pioneering new frontiers in technology, pharma, aerospace, automotive, textiles and more. Plus, it’s home to an active audience of consumers who rely on North Carolina’s print and digital newspapers for the community news, information and advertising that impact their lives. Coda Ventures recently conducted a market study, proving the power of local newspapers in North Carolina.

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AP launches AI readiness survey for local newsrooms The project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. AP is distributing AI readiness scorecards to leaders of local newsrooms in the form of short surveys that …
How publishers can use audio to spark greater audience engagement Social media and smartphones have made it easier than ever for newsrooms to encourage and use user-generated content. However, much of the material solicited from what NYU professor Jay Rosen has …
Don't shroud disciplinary records of NC employees Three Wilmington police officers were fired last year after video footage from one officer’s cruiser revealed they had made a slew of racist and hate-filled remarks. Employee records …
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The Robesonian names David Kennard its new executive editor LUMBERTON — The task of overseeing The Robesonian’s news-gathering operations has been given to a man with almost 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry. David Kennard began …
Longtime journalist Bill Church will be new executive editor of N&O and Herald-Sun Bill Church, who started his newspaper career covering high school sports for an Oklahoma weekly and most recently helped oversee 150 newsrooms across the nation, will be the new executive editor of …
Rana Cash, Observer’s new top editor, pledges accountability, tough questions, solutions Veteran journalist Rana Cash will return to Charlotte this fall as the new executive editor of The Charlotte Observer, bringing a promise to ask tough questions of leadership and to cover the …
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History-Making Access to State & Local Government Records now within Reach When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local …
PUBLIC RECORDS PORTALS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you’ve made a recent request under the NC Public Records Law, you may have noticed that some government agencies -- UNC-CH, Wake County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the city …
Two Report for America reporters will bolster N&O’s local coverage in 2021 For a third straight year, the reporting staff of The News & Observer will be supplemented by reporters from Report for America, a nonprofit journalism organization that supports local news …
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Job vacancies
  • Staff writer

    The Goldsboro News Argus is seeking a talented, inquisitive and detail-oriented staff writer. Journalism degree and one to two years experience preferred but will consider someone with a related …
  • Editor

    Salisbury Newsmedia is seeking a talented editor to be the content leader for both the Clemmons Courier and the Davie County Enterprise-Record. Both publications are weeklies published in print on …
  • Reporter

    We're looking for the right person who wants to be a community news journalist. That person will thrive when uncovering news readers want to know along with stories that are the mirror of the …
  • Seeking energetic, digitally savvy reporter

    Triangle Business Journal, an award-winning publication in one of the fastest-growing markets in the nation, is looking for an ambitious and digitally savvy reporter who will thrive in our breaking …
  • Assistant editor

    Top-notch reporter/editor needed The Cherokee Scout, the primary news source for Cherokee County, N.C., since 1889, is looking for an assistant editor to head up our local news coverage. The …