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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