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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 … more
The UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media is pleased to announce the selection of 13 media organizations that will focus on audience engagement and creating sustainable revenue … more
Publishers with stricter paywalls, email newsletters and clearly defined audiences were most likely to boost reader revenue, a survey of more than 500 digital publications found. Publishers … more
When the Ohio family who owned the Columbus Dispatch for 110 years finally decided to sell the newspaper four years ago, among the final bidders were two chains: GateHouse Media and Gannett. The … more
Last year, Facebook announced a new content stream called “Today In” to aggregate local news from reputable sources, only to discover it couldn’t find enough local news to … more
A North Carolina-based media company has acquired the Times Leader, the company announced Friday. Avant Publications has purchased the daily newspaper along with its branded publications, … more
In preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 sports season, Neuse News has added another talented member to its roster. Laieke Abebe recently joined the organization, continuing his work throughout … more
New Media Investment Group Inc. agreed to acquire Gannett Co. in a $1.38 billion deal that unites the two biggest U.S. daily newspaper chains in an industry that’s consolidating … more
Leslie Kahana is the new owner of Lake Norman Publications, a group of suburban Charlotte (North Carolina) newspapers, the company’s Herald Citizen reported. The move comes four months … more
Wilson’s congressman has introduced a bill to help minorities and women start television and radio stations. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson’s H.R. 3957, the Expanding Broadcast … more
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 … more
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 … more
A nonprofit with deep ties to the newspaper industry is investing $50 million into research on technology's impact on democracy - from countering online disinformation to how companies such as … more
Every year since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an assessment of the state of the news media, tracking key audience and economic indicators for a variety of sectors within the U.S. … more
Two of the country’s largest newspaper companies are in “advanced talks” to combine. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people … more
Confirming rumors that have been circulating the convention floor throughout this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, IDW Publishing has announced that it has acquired Peter Maresca’s … more
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, … more
Nonprofit status has been enormously helpful for local news outlets, both those kicking off as newbies or transitioning from the commercial (and profit-losing) life. Two hundred organizations are … more
  Look at the local journalism scene of almost any metropolitan area in the U.S., and you’ll find a similar set of players facing a similar set of challenges. One remaining daily … more
A veteran journalist at The Charlotte Observer, Taylor Batten, has been named its new managing editor. Batten, 50, has spent his 24-year career at the Observer, most recently as editor of its … more
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