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NCPA/S Board of Directors meeting, August 10. Pinehurst, NC Aug 10, 2018 9:00 Contact NCPA for information on guestrooms and meeting details.
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Save money. Save time. Advertise across our membership with one simple buy. From quotes to placement to ad delivery. We do all the work so you don't have to and at a great cost - free! Even better - pay for your campaigns with one check. Contact NCPS to simplify your ad buy.

Industry News & Moves

Stay in touch with what's happening in the NC newspaper industry

Industry news

Paths to subscription: Why recent subscribers chose to pay for news

In a report that looks at how subscribers contribute to funding the news industry, researchers took a close look at what goes through the minds of consumers when they decide to subscribe to a …

The universe of people trying to deceive journalists keeps expanding, and newsrooms aren't ready

Journalists have their work cut out for them more than ever nowadays as more and more people try to deceive them on the job. With each passing year, journalists face new, harder obstacles, and …

With $3m in grants and advice, Facebook finds favor from local newspapers

Facebook has had its fair share of criticism lately, but local news publishers are doing just the opposite: They are praising the social media giant for its efforts to help local newspapers gain …

What kind of information - not just content - do you need as a news consumer?

Sometimes newspapers lose sight of what their readers need to know. While topics that answer what people might be interested in, such as what one would find in the opinion section of a newspaper or …

Members on the move

Susan DuFour, Advertising and Marketing Director of The Mountaineer is retiring

Susan DuFour, Advertising and Marketing Director of The Mountaineer is retiring at the end of July after having served over 40 years at these newspapers: The Mountaineer, Tampa Tribune, Palm Beach …

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 …

NCPA news

FIRST FOR A REASON Info & Ideas About the First Amendment & Media Law

FINDING COMMON GROUND Some of you remember Governor Cooper before he was governor - even before he was attorney general - back when he was Senator Cooper.  In 1995, then Sen. Cooper was …

Jim Harper, former photographer for The State Port Pilot newspaper in Southport, died Friday, July 6, 2018.

Jim Harper, former photographer for The State Port Pilot newspaper in Southport, died Friday, July 6, 2018, from complications following a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 79. Harper's …

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. …

What NCPA does for you

Advocacy to protect your rights
We fight for the things that matter most to you and your community, including First Amendment freedoms, the defense of open government and the public’s right to know.
Access to the things you need most
We connect you to legal assistance, the NCPA Federal Credit Union, a Job Bank, training, industry information and resources, advertising placements and more.
Awards to recognize your work
Our News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest and Best Ad Contest are among the largest in the country and publicly recognize the best work done in our state.
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