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Contrary to Senator Wade's claims in her recent press release, her bill to change the legal advertising law is not supported by the NCPA. more
You may have heard the old story about the door-to-door salesman who was selling vacuum cleaners way out in the country. When a lady came to the door, he dramatically emptied a bag of dirt onto the … more
Raymond Dock Ellington, Jr., has passed away. For 18 years starting in 1983, Ellington was the pressroom supervisor at what is now the Sunbelt Press in Dunn, which prints The Daily Record and other … more
Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”W. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately, no one … more
McClatchy has announced the promotion of four of its publishers to newly created regional positions supervising its 30 local media companies. Among those elevated was Sara Glines, publisher of … more
The office that housed the Eastern Wake News and its ancestral newspapers for decades has closed. But, the Eastern Wake News remains in operation. The decision to close the office came after some … more
Members elected new officers and directors to the NCPA/NCPS board during the association's annual meeting March 10. Terms for the new officers and directors begin August 1, 2017, and include: Tim … more
Providing text messages to the public "a learning process" for local governments more
Looking for the awards tabs from our March 9-10 Winter Institute? Look no further! Both the advertising and editorial awards tabs are right here. Be sure you click on "attachments" to view the files. … more
Have you ever really thought about all the things NCPA does for North Carolina's newspapers?  You can take a look here. From legislative advocacy, to training, to our legal hotline ... we have … more
Scott Ricardi, a veteran of the newspaper sales industry in southeast North Carolina, has joined the Bladen Journal as its new advertising sales consultant. Ricardi replaces Brittney Woodell who was … more
The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association has announced First Flight High School journalist Mary Pat Thompson as the 2017 Rachel Rivers-Coffey North Carolina High School Journalist of the … more
Two years after creating a video lab in Washington, D.C., McClatchy is heading out West.Today, McClatchy announced Video Lab West, a 10,000-square-foot venture near the company's headquarters in … more
Forner Daily Tar Heel editor (1962-63) Wayne King died of natural causes on Feb. 17 at his farm in Surry County. He was 77. King's career included a Pulitizer Prize for his coverage of the Detroit … more
Media consultant ID Comms is out with a new study — based on a survey of marketers and media agencies conducted in January and February — which found that both groups believe that for the most … more
Last February, NCPAFCU announced the much-anticipated launch of mobile payments for NCPAFCU debit and credit cardholders. Since that time,many of you have enjoyed the simplicity of ApplePay™, … more
After 10 months of A/B testing its headlines seriously, the New York Times has started slicing its audience into finer segments, albeit informally.Last week, a story about airlines abandoning their … more
It’s standard procedure at newspapers to chronicle the year. Headlines typically include the passing of noteworthy individuals; the success, or maybe failure, of a civic project; milestones in … more
The Washington Post today announced the launch of The Post’s new daily Discover Edition on Snapchat, which will make the company the first editorial partner to provide multiple news updates … more
For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s … more
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