North Carolina Press Foundation

The NC Newspaper in Education Foundation and the First Amendment Foundation merged in 1995 to form the NC Press Foundation (NCPF). NCPF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to defend citizens' right to know, promote civic participation through literacy programs and other educational initiatives and provide small loans/grants to assist in legal representation for the state's journalists. The board has identified the following priorities:
  • Newspapers in Education
  • First Amendment advocacy
  • Literacy
  • Litigation services
  • Media Law Handbook
  • Scholarships for the high school journalist of the year
  • Newspaper history project
Bylaws of North Carolina Press Foundation

Media Law Handbook

Purchase a one-time subscription to the on-line resource the professionals use, the N.C. Media Law Handbook. A five-year update occurred in 2012 making this the most valuable legal resource for reporters, editors and practitioners.

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Travel and Tourism Ads

NCPF funding is heavily dependent on the state's newspapers running space-available print and web ads provided by the N.C. Division of Tourism. Please download and run these ads when you can.

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All Things Voting

ATV is our special elections website for educators and students.

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The Latest From NCPF
Lord receives 2014 Dave Jones Award Lisa Lord, a 5th grade teacher at Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School in Durham, was chosen to receive the 2013-2014 Dave Jones award for using news from her local newspaper to practice reading, develop vocabulary, build background knowledge and engage students in discussions about current events in school and at home. 
Election 2014 2014 gives newspapers and schools opportunities to explore the essential question in a democracy, WHY DOES EVERY VOTE MATTER? You’ll find lesson plans on leadership, historic newspapers and other sources about elections on this voting …

North Carolinians of Note

Thanks to UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the North Carolina Press Foundation is offering ten profiles on notable North Carolinians for North Carolina newspapers to publish at will. The profiles recognize contributions made to …