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Executives from seven newspaper companies lobbied Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to pass the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” a bill that fights the dominance of … more
The UNC School of Media and Journalism will be renamed following a $25 million gift from Walter and Ben Hussman, the school announced Tuesday.  The new name is the UNC Hussman School of … more
On Sept. 3, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 21 media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting efforts to challenge the constitutionality of North … more
The news industry is full of ideas when it comes to experimenting with new storytelling formats and techniques—podcasts, virtual reality, Instagram posts. The list is long, but storytelling … more
North Carolina will be among the states participating in an antitrust investigation of social media giant Facebook. “I can confirm that Attorney General [Josh] Stein is participating in the … more
  Local newspapers have always been the epicenter of local news ecosystems. While communities may have other sources of journalism, such as TV and radio stations and online-only outlets, the … more
As the 2020 national election ramps up, public interest in how the media covers it is intensifying. Blue Ridge Public Radio and National Public Radio will host a community conversation to tackle one … more
This is another road report on the state of local journalism, which is more and more important, and more and more imperiled. It is important because so much of the future of American economic, … more
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at the Columbia Journalism School today awarded Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the … more
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 … more
Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say. The … more
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute awarded seven fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year with projects to improve gun violence reporting, expand solutions-based journalism by local TV … more
Leaders from this newspaper’s publishing company will participate in a yearlong program at the University of North Carolina designed to help news outlets improve their products and remain … more
The Innovation In Focus summer series explored emerging and unique revenue streams being utilized by local newsrooms in the United States. These ranged from The Colorado Sun’s ad-free … more
The UNC School of Media and Journalism on Thursday announced a new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, an organization dedicated to increasing and retaining … more
The group publisher of four Gatehouse Media newspapers in eastern  North Carolina  is adding a fifth publication to his responsibilities. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Mike … more
The Island Free Press is proud to announce its recent acceptance as one of the newest members of the longstanding North Carolina Press Association (NCPA.) The North Carolina Press Association was … more
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
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