Connecting, Convening & Capacity Building
The NC Local News Workshop connects, convenes, and builds capacity for people and organizations advancing transformative approaches to journalism and civic information as a public service for all North Carolina residents.
To join others across the ecosystem of local news and information, through the NC Local weekly email newsletter and by facilitating partnerships, networking, and collaboration.
To support journalistic quality, inclusiveness, problem-solving, innovation, and professional dialogue.
To build capacity through resource links and connections, coaching, and assistance for organizations tackling individual or collective challenges.
Learn more about what’s happening at the Workshop, including industry news, features on journalists throughout the state and more.
Celebrating an ‘Upward’ path for leaders of color in NC media
By Shannan Bowen, executive director I know six more people who are well-equipped for leading newsrooms in our state. They’re the recent graduates of the Upward NC leadership development program for media professionals of color, sponsored by the NC Local News Workshop and designed and led by Emma Carew Grovum. We held a closing ceremony in January for the program participants, their managers and executives from their organizations. Program participants include: Lars Dolder, editor of The News & Observer’s Insider Jamila Elder, assignment editor at WRAL Kendrick Marshall, service journalism editor at The Charlotte Observer Dante Miller, community engagement producer,…
Deepening relationships across the state
This post is a part of a series of reflections and perspectives about local news and information strategies for 2023 that will help achieve a shared vision for our state’s ecosystem. Read more about the shared vision and collection of perspectives here. By Kate Sheppard Managing editor, The Assembly At The Assembly, we are looking to build and deepen relationships in 2023 — with journalists, with other outlets, and in specific parts of the state. We expect to add several reporters to our team next year who will be digging in on key issues of power and place, with a focus…
Continued focus on rural news deserts
This post is part of a series of reflections and perspectives about local news and information strategies for 2023 that will help achieve a shared vision for our state’s ecosystem. Read more about the shared vision and collection of perspectives here. By Les High Publisher, The Border Belt Independent There should be continued focus on rural news deserts in 2023. Many rural counties are served by one-person newspaper staffs, if they even have a local paper. Social media posts or blogs often fill the vacuum with hateful, malicious disinformation. Regional, nonprofit newsrooms that focus on counties with similar demographics and challenges…