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.
By Catherine Komp Newsletter Editor Last year, Charlotte Ledger Executive Editor Tony Mecia was approached by someone in the community with an interesting proposal: did he want to collaborate on a voter guide? Sucharita Kodali spent her days as a retail industry analyst, her nights researching candidates. She compiled detailed google docs about “hyperlocal, down-ballot, […]
By Catherine Komp, NC Local Newsletter Editor Last year, community-engaged journalism expert jesikah maria ross and Hearken CEO Jennifer Brandel brought together more than 30 people over six months to dig deep into the concept of care in journalism. Participants included newsroom leaders, reporters and editors, as well as scholars, artists and health care practitioners. […]
By Catherine Komp, Newsletter Editor From gentrification and affordability, to evictions and displacement, housing is a big topic across North Carolina. One strategy some localities are pursuing is “motel conversions,” seen as a faster, cheaper way to get permanent supportive housing up and running for the unhoused. In Asheville, members of the Blue Ridge Public […]