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April
NC Press Political Webinar , April 26. NCPA is offering a special members only political sales opportunity. Through NCPA and the John Kimball Group you'll have access to contact information for local and state races, state party …
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NCPA Spring Board Meeting , May 3 - 4. NCPA Spring Board Meeting May 3-4 Asheville, NC May 3 Optional Golf at Biltmore Forest Country Club Optional Tour and Dinner at Sierra Nevada Brewery 4:30 May 4 Board of …
73rd annual Eastern NC Press Association meeting, May 11 - 12. MAY 11-12 at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores (formerly Clam Digger Inn) PLEASE NOTE: OUR BLOCK OF ROOMS WILL BE HELD ONLY UNTIL APRIL 11. You must register for a room by April 11 to get the $100 a …
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First of three NewsLitCamps in D.C. begins 4/21

The first NewsLitCamp will be held by the News Literacy Project in Washington, D.C. The project aims to connect journalists and teachers with staff from NewseumEd, an organization that provides media …

NEWS MEDIA ALLIANCE “FLY-IN” ON JUNE 13-14 IN DC

Publishers and other newspaper executives know more than anyone about the impact of newsprint tariffs on your newspaper's ability to provide news and information to your local community.  You …

Apple is planning to launch a news subscription service

Last month Apple Inc. decided to buy Texture, a magazine-subscription application. The move is part of Apple's plan to create its own subscription service in order to generate more revenue from …

Report for America supports journalism where cutbacks hit hard

Report for America, an organization that has been recently started, is a nonprofit that seeks to replenish understaffed newsrooms with 1,000 journalists by 2022. It will benefit reporters, newspapers …

Members on the move

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."

Claybaugh leaves Citizen Times post for Tennessee

Tom Claybaugh, president of the Carolinas media operations and publisher of the Asheville Citizen Times since April 2016, is leaving for Nashville to take a new position within Gannett Co. …

NCPA news

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 …

NCPA Convention Highlights

NCPA members convened in record numbers February 21-23 in Raleigh, NC. Starting with a packed room for the annual legislative breakfast to an evening awards banquet with over 400 attendees the 144th …

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