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ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, October 8 - 11. Register now for the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Click here to register and find more details...
NCPA Networking reception , October 12. On Thursday evening October 12th NCPA is inviting any and all area publishers to join the NCPA board of directors for a networking reception. We are hosting the reception at 5:00 at the Grandover …
NCPA/NCPS Board of Directors Meeting , October 13. NCPA/NCPS Board of Directors Meeting Friday, October 13, 2017 9:00 start time. Lunch provided. Grandover Resort Greensboro NC Call NCPA office for details.
NCPA Winter Convention , February 21 - 23, 2018. NCPA Winter Convention Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley Feb 21-23, 2018 Fri: general sessions and awards banquet
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The Value of your Local Newspaper

I recently completed two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, and I have a message that I would very much like to give to my fellow North Carolinians; Enjoy your …

Don’t let your presentation sputter at the end

Alex is an ad manager who wants his sales team to be professional from start to finish. “Some sales people talk too much, especially at the end of a sales conversation,” he said. “It’s like a …

N&O Jailed to Death series

The News & Observer began a five-part investigative series, Jailed to Death, that exposes dozens of deaths in which North Carolina jails failed state supervision requirements for the safety and …

Local TV station records lawsuit underscores North Carolina’s text message troubles

A PAIR OF NORTH CAROLINA sheriff’s offices, in Ashe and Union counties, have a couple things in common. Each is on the receiving end of open records requests from an investigative TV reporter …

Members on the move

Wichita Eagle names new publisher

The Wichita Eagle has named as its new publisher a man who started his career with the newspaper.Fifty-nine-year-old Kelly Mirt will return as publisher and vice president of adverting for the Eagle …

Reorganization combines New Bern, Kinston newsrooms

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.Newspapers primarily affected by the …

Herald names Williams as editor.

Veteran journalist G. Chambers Williams III has been named editor of The Sanford Herald, according to an announcement by Publisher Rachael Raney.

BH Media expanding Winston-Salem plant

BH Media will soon consolidate its North Carolina newspaper printing operations at the Winston-Salem Journal’s print facility on Fifth Street, where workers are installing an additional press …

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2017 NCPA Contest Rules

It's contest time! Get your entries ready. Download a copy of the rules for the editorial and advertising contest and read through them. Then read through them again. Most questions that come up each …

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1-7 “Real Newspapers ... Real News!”

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 1-7 This year we mark the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of …

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

“Personal Email” as Public Records Gmail. Yahoo! AOL. Do these sound like official email accounts for the conduct of public business? They can be. The NC Public Records Law …

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

Dealing with non-employees and non-employee content We all know that there is a fair amount of red tape that comes with having employees. You have to supervise and mentor them. They …

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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.
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We connect you to legal assistance, the NCPA Federal Credit Union, a Job Bank, training, industry information and resources, advertising placements and more.
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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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Take a closer look at an NCPA Member newspaper

Small and mighty. Although the weekly Havelock News is among the state's smaller newspapers in terms of circulation, it packs a big punch. Consistently a top contender in it's division of the NCPA …