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With the General Assembly about to head home early last Friday morning, one of the strongest “right to know” voices in the NC House, Rep. Josh Dobson, advanced a public records … more
Once again, journalists find themselves at the intersection of indispensability and danger.  You are uniquely poised to be the eyes and ears of the public, to stand in their shoes, to report … more
Reporters covering government in the last two months know public bodies have changed their way of doing business. Members of the press were granted essential worker status, but that didn’t mean … more
Under pressure from advocacy groups and media organizations, North Carolina health officials said they would release details for the first time Monday on the locations of dozens of nursing homes and … more
     The Washington Post reports Capitol Hill is paralyzed over a failure to agree on a temporary remote Congressional hearing and voting bill.  Yet as Congress grapples … more
  Continuing on the theme of government transparency and how you get the information you need to cover the developing COVID-19 crisis, I have outlined here some principles to … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
The Daily Record and the Wilson Times, North Carolina’s last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to share … more
(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the North Carolina Open Government Guide to help North Carolinians understand and navigate the state’s public records and open meetings … more
The NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame will induct Taylor Branch, Margaret Johnson, Mary E. Junck, Rochelle Riley and David B. Woronoff on Friday, April 12, 2019.Founded and administered by the UNC … more
The Wake Weekly newspaper group — The Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County along with the Butner-Creedmoor News — are operating under new ownership this … more
A memorial service for The News Reporter publisher Jim High, 85, who died Jan. 2, is set for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., at Whiteville United Methodist Church. High was publisher for 61 years and is a … more
We have lost a few Titans of our local newspaper family over the past several months. The news of Jim High passing this week was met with great sadness but also admiration and inspiration when … more
To the media covering the 9th U.S. House District election:I know many of you personally. As a television reporter so many years ago, I covered stories with you. I have broken bread with you. As one … more
Newspaper families are the backbone of the Fourth Estate. They are the soul of press associations. There are many great newspaper families in North Carolina, some go above and beyond to support their … more
Newspaper families are the backbone of the Fourth Estate. They are the soul of press associations. There are many great newspaper families in North Carolina, some go above and beyond to support their … more
Herald Circulation Director Jeff Ayers has been promoted to publisher to replace Rachael Raney who is moving on to a position in Georgia. Raney served as The Herald's publisher/advertising director … more
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