NCPA News
Key Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Programs
We have compiled the following useful and concise information for your reference as you consider the various planning opportunities available to address the impact of the COVID-19 situation on your …
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The CARES Act authorized $349 billion in loans
MASSIVE FORGIVABLE LOANS – AKA GRANTS – TO GET YOU THROUGH THE PASS The CARES Act authorized $349 billion in loans, including a Paycheck Protection Program, which can be used to fund …
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Small News Orgs- How to Survive COVID-19
Small and mid-size publishers are often the main sources of news and information in the communities they serve. They are also the most vulnerable during this time of crisis. It’s hard to …
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The NC media as an essential service
As many states have done we have filed a letter with our Governor to ensure existing press freedoms are not impeded should any mandates require citizens to stay indoors or workforces reduced as they …
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Leadership transition announced for StarNews, Times-News
This week, the StarNews announced that Publisher Mike Distelhorst will be leaving the company on April 3. Finance director John McElwee is assuming leadership of the StarNews as the local market …
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Sunshine Week: Fighting a virus with truth and transparency 
As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease. The former may …
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Sunshine Week puts spotlight on what N.C. government tries to hide
If a Florida parent wants to see the personnel file for their child’s public school teacher, the school would hand it over. In North Carolina, that parent probably would be turned away, said …
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Transparency in a Time of COVID-19
I want to begin with my gratitude for the vital and hard work that you all have been doing to report on the coronavirus crisis.  Personally, I check five or six news websites about every hour to …
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2019 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director. phil@ncpress.com Thursday, February 27, 2020Raleigh, …
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Hotline Call of the Month
HOTLINE QUESTION OF THE MONTH           Do the laws that make juvenile records confidential create any restrictions on a newspaper’s publication …
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Members on the move
Carr named Salisbury Post’s publisher; Anderson to manage special projects
John Carr, publisher of the Suffolk News-Herald in Suffolk, Virginia, has been named publisher of the Salisbury Post, replacing Greg Anderson. Carr has been publisher of the News-Herald since 2015 …
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O'Brien has been named general manager for The Daily Advance, the Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly
Sean O'Brien has been named general manager for The Daily Advance, the Chowan Herald and The Perquimans Weekly, Robin Quillon, president of Adams Publishing Group in Eastern North Carolina, has …
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Industry News
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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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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