NCPA News
Former longtime News & Record reporter (and onetime parole-board chairman) Jack Scism dies
GREENSBORO — Jack Scism, a retired award-winning staff writer for the News & Record, died Saturday in Fairfax, Va. He was 87. Scism came to the Greensboro Daily News in March 1969 …
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DTH files open meetings suit against Board of Governors
The DTH Media Corp., the parent company of The Daily Tar Heel, filed a legal complaint against the UNC System and Board of Governors Tuesday, claiming that the BOG violated the Open Meetings Law when …
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Hensley named publisher of 'Star'
Tallulah – Kevin Hensley became editor of The Graham Star just four months ago, but that was enough to convince Community Newspapers Inc. to give him a promotion. CNI has …
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Goodnight, Blankenship join Salisbury Post staff
SALISBURY — Paris Goodnight has rejoined the Post as its night editor and Carl Blankenship has joined the newspaper as an education reporter. Goodnight’s first day back at the Post was …
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2020 NCPA Convention Agenda
The members of NCPA will convene in Raleigh February 26-28 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. NCPA continues a tradition of offering free training for our members. We have tracks for editorial …
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Taylor named Wake Weekly, Butner-Creedmoor News editor
WAKE FOREST — Shawn Taylor, an award-winning community journalist, will serve as the next editor of The Wake Weekly and Butner-Creedmoor News, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced …
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Helping America’s smallest newspapers create their first real web sites
The North Carolina Press Foundation has secured grant funds to launch a pilot program that will develop websites and provide training for up to five qualified NCPA members to bring their print …
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Bruce Phillips, former Raleigh Times sports editor with knack for storytelling, dies
Bruce Phillips took his work as a sports editor very seriously, but he never took sports or himself too seriously. It was fun and games as he rolled cheap paper into a manual typewriter and …
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Invitation to enter science journalism contest (no entry fee, $5,000 prize)
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the second annual Victor K. McElheny Award for local and regional science journalism. The …
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Johnstonian News relocates, names new editor
SMITHFIELD — The Johnstonian News has moved its office from Kenly to Smithfield and hired Scott Bolejack to serve as editor, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced this week.The …
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Members on the move
Shareholders vote Thursday, Nov. 14, on $1.2 billion newspaper acquisition
The $1.2 billion deal in which New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media, which owns the Times-News and more than a dozen other newspapers in North Carolina, intends to buy Gannett Co., …
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Malcolm Gamble, longtime Citizen Times photojournalist, dies at 98
ASHEVILLE - Hebert Malcolm Gamble, an Asheville native who spent his career as an award-winning staff photographer for the Citizen Times, died Oct. 19. He was 98.Known as Malcolm, Gamble, started as …
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Parker joins staff as advertising specialist
Dawn Parker has joined the staff of the Chatham News + Record, serving as the newspaper’s print and digital advertising specialist.The Pittsboro resident is working with local businesses on …
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Triad Business Journal names managing editor
Daniel Finnegan, a veteran journalist with 35 years of experience at newspapers in Greensboro and Richmond, Virginia, has been named managing editor of Triad Business Journal.Finnegan, 57, has …
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Bloom is named regional publisher
LAURINBURG — Brian Bloom, a third-generation newspaper man from Iowa, has been named the regional publisher of The Laurinburg Exchange. His first day was Wednesday. Most recently Bloom was …
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Jordan named editor of Dispatch
Annette Jordan has been named editor of The Dispatch in Lexington.She will also continue her duties as editor of The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro.A Randolph County native, Jordan is a graduate of …
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Distelhorst named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer
Mike Distelhorst was named publisher of The Fayetteville Observer on Wednesday as part of a consolidation effort by Gatehouse Media, the company that owns the newspaper.Distelhorst, who already …
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Goodman announces retirement
If there’s one thing Mike Goodman knows after more than four decades in the newspaper business, it’s that things don’t stay the same very long. Every day there’s something …
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Lorry Williams named executive editor of The Fayetteville Observer
Lorry Williams, who has held numerous positions in The Fayetteville Observer’s newsroom over the past 32 years, has been named as the newspaper’s executive editor.Publisher Bob Gruber …
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SCOUT HIRES NEW SALES ASSOCIATE
Debbie Dills, started working in the front office of the Cherokee Scout on Nov. 15, 2013, has been named the local newspaper’s newest sales associate.Dills replaces sales manager Donna Cook, …
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Industry News
Report for America to Place a Record 250 Journalists in 164 Local Newsrooms in 2020
Full list of newsrooms in North Carolina and the south. NEW YORK—Report for America announced today that it will field 250 emerging journalists in 164 host news organizations to serve local …
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New Study Reveals Connection between Entertainment, News Media Subscriptions
Arlington, VA – A study conducted by researchers at University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in cooperation with the News Media Alliance and the …
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Meet The Salt Lake Tribune, 501(c)(3): The IRS has granted nonprofit status to a daily newspaper for the first time
It was a “happy surprise,” Fraser Nelson said when The Salt Lake Tribune received a letter from the IRS on Friday giving the 148-year-old news outlet nonprofit 501(c)(3) …
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The value of simplicity
Statisticians disagree on the number of commercial messages we are exposed to each day. Some say 1,000. Some say as many as 3,000. And others claim the number is closer to 20,000. With estimates …
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America's Newspapers names new CEO
America’s Newspapers, the newly launched and largest newspaper association of its kind, announced Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.Ridings served for two …
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Facebook announces effort to partner with media to promote journalism
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared plans to inject millions of dollars into the news business Friday, winning applause and laughs from a crowd of media industry executives and reporters, a sharp …
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What it takes to shift a news organization to reader revenue
Launching a paywall is easy. Pivoting a whole business from an advertising-centric mindset to one focused on reader revenue is not.Despite 10 years of experimentation and increasing attention, the …
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Legendary Journalist Gwen Ifill To Be Honored With A Forever Stamp
“Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession,” the Postal Service said in a …
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Postal Service Announces New Rates
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on October 9 filed notice for new postal rates for market-dominant products, which includes Marketing Mail and Periodicals. If approved by the Postal Regulatory …
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U.S. newspaper publishing services report 0.6% increase in revenue from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019
Revenue for newspaper publishing industries across the U.S. was $6.1 billion for the 1st quarter of 2019, a 0.6 percent increase over the previous quarter, according to the U.S. Census …
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