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Report: Americans are bad at telling news from opinion

A recent Pew Research Study suggests that American's trust in media combined with low political awareness may account for why many find it hard to distinguish between fact and opinion in the …

ASNE, APME agree to pursue merger plan

The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors are planning to merge and create a new organization to aid journalists. Months of discussion between ASNE and APME have …

Times acquires weekly Spring Hope Enterprise

The Wilson Times Co. purchased The Spring Hope Enterprise Wednesday. Ken Ripley was the previous publisher and editor of the Enterprise. Although he retired as an editor and publisher, he will stay …

U.S. net neutrality rules expire, court battle looms

Net neutrality rules expired on Monday, June 11, allowing internet providers to have the power to block or ask those who want to use the internet to pay. Internet providers can even offer "paid …

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Star Sports Editor Alan Ford retires

For almost 40 years, Alan Ford has reported on Shelby's sport scene as the sports editor of The Shelby Star. The Star commemorates him by compiling testimonials from community members that have …

Publisher retiring after 33 years

Beginning June 1, the Davie County Enterprise Record and The Clemmons Courier's  editor and publisher of 33 years will step down. Dwight Sparks gave both small papers larger readership and the …

Charlotte Observer publisher Ann Caulkins to step down, successor named

Ann Caulkins, The Charlotte Observer’s president and publisher, is stepping down after 12 years and will be succeeded by Rodney Mahone, a longtime media executive from Georgia, company …

Carolina native, NPR newscaster Carl Kasell of ‘Wait, Wait’ dies at 84

Carl Kasell, longtime newscaster, University of North Carolina alumnus and co-founder of radio station WUNC, has died, NPR reported. In March 2013, the North Carolina Press Association named Kasell "North Carolinian of the Year."

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THE COST OF COPIES

School’s out! I am fresh off teaching media law at the UNC School of Media and Journalism over the 2017-2018 academic year. I loved it and loved my students! I am happy, though, to now have time to …

A new look at an old sales technique

Carla has been selling advertising for many years. She has researched and tried a variety of techniques to answer objections. “Just about everybody knows the Feel-Felt-Found formula,” she said. …

A sales principle that bears repeating

Carl is a marketing manager who has been on the receiving end of hundreds of media presentations. He knows a thing or two about effective sales techniques. “Most of the time, I’m the point person …

James Howard "Jim" Parker (1924 - 2018)

CHAPEL HILL — James Howard "Jim" Parker, 93, of Carolina Meadows, died Sunday morning, March 11, 2018 at UNC Hospital.He was born on Sept. 2, 1924, in Tarboro, the son of the late James Howard …

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