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