2024 Contest and Convention

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Important Dates to Remember

Contest Results sent to membership: June 28th

2024 Convention: 

September 18-20, 2024 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 

421 South Salisbury St. 

Raleigh, NC 27601


Registration Opens: June 17th 

Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 22 

Registration Deadline: September 6th 

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Barbara Wetsig-Lynam appointed Executive Director of Western NC Journalism Foundation Supporting Local Journalism in Western North Carolina MORGANTON, NC (May 6, 2024) – Barbara Wetsig-Lynam, a leader in designing and executing philanthropic partnerships globally, has been named Executive Director of the newly formed Western North …
Sometimes it’s good to create a stir My wife and I have family friends who told us about their boating experiences in northern Virginia. They had a pontoon boat which was docked at a local lake. During the cold months, they used a …
A commitment to updating websites with breaking news  can lead to more traffic and help communities When I recently heard about a major news event in an area where I have friends, I instinctively called up the website of the local newspaper. What I found was unfortunately all too common – …
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New editor joins the Mitchell News-Journal The Mitchell News-Journal welcomed new editor Mariel Williams to its staff last week.  Williams is an experienced journalist with a diverse background. Growing up in Yancey County, …
Charlotte Post co-publisher Bob Johnson dies at age 84 Post co-publisher and general manager Robert Johnson, who with his brother Gerald positioned the publication’s role as a community resource beyond journalism, died today at age 84. Mr. …
Journalist Edward Martin, 80, dies after distinguished career Journalist  Edward Martin  died May 29 after more than six decades of writing award-winning stories that explored the work and lives of North Carolinians in vivid detail. He was 80. …
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Boone Newsmedia, Inc., (BNI) and Carpenter Media Group (CMG) are pleased to announce future ownership of eight local media companies that had been jointly owned by the two companies. In a series of transactions effective June 1, CMG acquired BNI’s interests in the following affiliates: Bainbridge (Ga.) Media, publisher of The Post-Searchlight Brookhaven (Miss.) …
Teeing up success: How a small town NC paper mastered pop-up news coverage For  The Pilot , 2024 is a special year — it has 13 months, as far as revenue is concerned.  “I don’t know any news organization that said, ‘Hey, we’re …
North Carolina Press Association Supports Constitutional Amendment to Preserve Public's Right to Know The North Carolina Press Association proudly supports a bill to amend the North Carolina Constitution designed to preserve the public's right to know and ensure transparency and accountability within …
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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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