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.

Annual Statewide Summit

Join the Workshop and the NC Open Government Coalition for its annual statewide news and information summit in March.

Media Equity

Our NC Media Equity Project helps news organizations tackle diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, from internal policies to content strategy to leadership development.

Community Listening

Our research helps newsrooms learn more about the news and information needs of communities across our state.

Our Mission

Connect

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.

Convene

To support journalistic quality, inclusiveness, problem-solving, innovation, and professional dialogue.

Build

To build capacity through resource links and connections, coaching, and assistance for organizations tackling individual or collective challenges.

Ecosystem News

Learn more about what’s happening at the Workshop, including industry news, features on journalists throughout the state and more.

New documentary ‘Our Movement Starts Here’ chronicles legacy of Warren County’s environmental justice movement
07May

New documentary ‘Our Movement Starts Here’ chronicles legacy of Warren County’s environmental justice movement

By Catherine Komp, NC Local Newsletter Editor Forty-two years ago, residents of Warren County, NC stood up to the state’s plan to dump 10,000 truckloads of toxic PCBs in their community. Black women like Dollie Burwell mobilized neighbors to defend their right to safe drinking water and farm fields. Civil rights leaders like Dr. Benjamin […]

Conflict-mediation reporting techniques for a crucial election year
01May

Conflict-mediation reporting techniques for a crucial election year

By Catherine Komp, NC Local Newsletter Editor Local news and information organizations face a number of challenges in reaching the public during this critical election year. There’s news fatigue and avoidance, dis- and misinformation, mistrust and of course, polarization. A new Meredith University poll on voter attitudes found 83% of respondents think the country is […]

What does ‘sustainability’ mean in local news?
17Apr

What does ‘sustainability’ mean in local news?

By Catherine Komp, Newsletter Editor At last year’s LION Sustainability Meetup in Durham, award winner and founder of Shasta Scout Annelise Pierce was candid in her acceptance remarks: “LION got me thinking about P&Ls and other dumb sh*t. And I’m grateful for it.” Pierce, a “solopreneur” from Northern California, was honored with the Financial Health […]

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